Real People…Real Food…Real Life.

by admin on March 12, 2009

We continue to have days filled with memorable experiences….too many to keep up with…but yesterday was a highlight…not only of our trip but I believe of my life.  I was invited to lunch in the countryside….long story…but the result was sitting in the home of a true Tuscan farming family…sharing a meal that was produced off of their land…from the pigeon…to the rabbit…to the cavolo nero…to the olio….vino….grappa and vin santo…..these people are truly living a life that is green…not because they want to be cool and groovy….but because it is their way of life…and it is not easy…as seen by the calloused hands and weathered skin…but they are joyful…and so loving….and SO well fed!

I will share the story of my day in my blog as I feel the inspiration to write….I think I may take it room by room….but where would I start….probably the room off of the living room where there was a table close to the size of the room…with heavy plastic covering the wood….and heaps of salt scattered throughout the surface…..you could barely make out the pink color of the tail ends of the pigs through the salt…the pigs had just been slaughtered…and the preparation had begun…..in a room just off of the living room…..

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