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June 25, 2006



Really a lovely post on this. I have some yellow peppers in my garden that should be coming along in a few weeks, so I am going to try it for sure.


Kalyn, thanks. Have fun trying the recipe, You have all my friendly and well-meant envy :-): I'd love to have a garden to grow a few vegetables myself.


Alberto: It's wonderful to see your new entries here, including the account of what seems to be a seriously medievalizing restaurant below and the beautiful photographs from markets above which, I confess, is a favorite subject. However, I have chosen to comment here not only because of the beauty of your exclusively yellow roasted pepper salad, but because your family's vacation to Sicily must have brought me good luck. In July, please return to eGullet for further details once we begin exploring your beloved island in the Italian forum.


Pontormo, don't worry, I am preparing a few posts for the eGullet Italy forum too. Not about Sicily though, but Lazio. I guess the Sicilian aubergines mislead you :-):


That combined with superficial browsing and relative ignorance of smaller towns below the Red Belt. I will now consult maps. Promise.


One of the things I really loved about Italy was the oddly shaped but delicious fruit and veg for sale everywhere. Here in the UK we're told EU regulations bar ugly veg, but it's the supermarkets that do.


Golly, there's a bit of truth in both claims. The EU has set quality standards according to looks alone, which just shows what kind of geniuses work there. Supermarkets, on their part, have pushed for such a classification and stick to it even if it means selling tomatoes that taste of wax. The real problem is that supermarkets are the opposite of what a great greengrocer should be. They need products with a certain shelf life while the best seasonal vegetables and fruit should, with a few exceptions, be sold when fully ripe, which translates into an extremely short shelf life.

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