Fossa house, Abruzzo, a decade ago… pecorino cheese made by two women on a farm down in the valley, olives from the L’Aquila market, cerasuolo wine from a nearby vineyard, the paisley tablecloth Nanna Francesca purchased from a travelling merchant who drove from village to village in his small truck full of wares, an Italian folk song blaring from speakers to notify buyers he had arrived.
vino e formaggio…
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4 responses to “vino e formaggio…”
I am thoroughly enjoying your books. Many thanks. Bringing back happy memories of my two visits to Italy.
Thanks Lucille! That’s really lovely to hear. Zoe x
Ruth Hair – 13th March, 2017 I have just finished reading your wonderful book on your trips to Fossa, memoirs of family life and delicious food
have copied certain recipes and would truly love to visit the surrounding regions in Italy although it has undergone such devastation. Your book
was compelling and makes one think seriously of the importance of family and culture
Hello Ruth, it was lovely to receive your message – thank you very much. Really wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed reading Mezza Italiana to the point that you would love to visit that area of Abruzzo one day. While there remains damage from the earthquake there are still many parts which were fortunately untouched so if you do visit you will still see the beauty and the history of this part of Abruzzo that I wrote about before the earthquake hit. Hope you enjoy the recipes! Warm wishes, Zoe x