Monday, June 9, 2014
Monday, June 2, 2014
"Garble blah blah blah" in Italian.
We shake our heads. No speak Italian .
She switched to English. "What do you think of this thing kamut? What is it?"
More questions followed before I figured out I was supposed to play along in a guessing game.
Dessert I said. What kind? Panne. And latte. Like bread pudding.
Dodie said it was a small animal. Played in the yard. Went anywhere it wanted. Like an elephant.
Meanwhile I spoke to the producer who said she was making a promotional film for an Egyptian exhibit in town, and kamut was an Egyptian grain found in a tomb.
Then we gave permission to be used in the film. It's on Bologna tv in June. Look for us at www. Didn't get the name. Of course, you will need to pronounce www. Woo woo woo in Italian before anyone can help you find us.
We arrived today at Il Sarelle , an agritourism accommodation with breakfast and dinner included in Northern Umbria. Everything served tonight was raised here or in the area.
Bread and wine with farmed raised olive oil, carafe of red wine, bottle of still water.
Then ravioli with pecorino cheese (we could see the goats but not sure where the sheep were). And sautéed sage and more olive oil.
Then a slice of shortbread pastry with chocolate and cream cheese and desert wine and limoncello.
Never mind the offer of coffee. It's 10:30 pm now.
Tomorrow we will maybe make gnocchi with Sara , who came from Venice and married a Roman with the crazy idea of raising a family on an organic farm.