Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I love Guglielmo. Not the man.....

The coffee.....

Thanks to my friend Mike for supplying me with a few packages of Guglielmo coffee (Sai, il caffe che fa centro!).

Guglielmo is from Calabria, and I think once you've had coffee from southern Italy, you never truly go back to thinking Lavazza is good enough.

For more information, visit the American site: http://www.lespressousa.com/index.php

Monday, June 28, 2010

What I'm Reading: “La luna e i falò”

Yes, yes I'm finally getting around to reading Cesare Pavese's classic, "La luna e i falò.”

I think I was meant to have read it in college but must have been busy doing something else!

What's it about? Superficially, it tells the story of an Italian man who returns to his small village after having made it in America. More broadly, it's about politics, and memory.

And just where did I pick up this copy of the book?

The Atlanta Public Library!

Yes, it's true.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Panino perfetto -- in Boston!

Prosciutto crudo + mozzarella + peperoni + pane = panino perfetto

From the Salumeria Italiana in Boston's North End