Saturday, September 20, 2008

You Know You're in Italy When ...

Last week I was looking for a recipe for White Peaches Soaked in Wine as a desert for Sunday's pranzo (lunch) and came across Bleeding Espresso. No its not an Italian punk rock group - though that would be a great name for one - its the work of Michelle Fabio , an American who retraced her Calabrase roots and now lives in her ancestral town.

I found her recipe - how easy can it be: peel and slice peaches, soak in wine for as long as you like, eat peaches, drink wine - punto! Because of a misunderstanding between myself and the greengrocer I ended up with yellow not white peaches. But I found out yellow peaches soaked in prosseco, though not authentic, work just fine.

Michelle and a group of other bloggers started working on a list: You Know You're in Italy When ... The list keeps growing as people add their comments -and as Laurent and I read them we've found ourselves nodding in recognition.

I threw in a couple and want to add one more.

You Know You're in Italy When:
Out the bedroom windowThis is what you see first thing in the morning when you look out your bedroom window.

20 settembre - San Andrea Kim Taegon e i Santi martiri coreani

6 comments:

michelle of bleeding espresso said...

*Love* the visual addition to the list (my view out the window in the morning was actually in the original post) :)

Anonymous said...

Hope you noticed that the peaches in red wine recipe used Nutella glasses as the container!

evilganome said...

Mmmmmm..... peaches in white wine. Well, actually peaches in just about any manner. It sounds delicious regardless of yellow or white peaches.

sageweb said...

Oh the peaches have made my mouth water. yummy

Anonymous said...

I'm fasting, and the alcohol part would probably be wrong for me, but would gladly eat a peach or two at iftar :)

Bev aka Aisha said...

i didn't actually mean to be anonymous. I think the fasting must affect my typing...