Thursday, May 7

Slow Food Strikes Again

This was our second year visiting the nearby town of Cagli for their big Slow Food 5th annual festival of meat - Distinti Salumi! What a bella festa & a sample lovers dream! It is the National Review of Salume (Salt Pork), the most famous meeting of Taste dedicated to the national handicraft of cured pork meats of quality.

We were headed there on a mission - pork fat - lardo to be exact! We bought it last year & this ohh so good fat spreads deliciously on toast to make the prefect crostini.

Upon arrival (after our welcome wine)
I bee-lined it to the lardo stand & Jason decided to wander a bit & of course make his way to the antique meat slicers - I made my way down to Friuli (each stand is a different region in Italy, featuring their most famous cured meats) & low and behold I bumped into our neighbors the Mochi's!

Fantastico! The whole gang - Giancarlo, Jackie, Mariaellena (who I tutor English once a week) & Sebastiano with their friends.

We we joined their table and spent the evening slowly strolling the streets, smelling grilled meats, listening to jazzy street music, eating gelato & drinking more wine (um how can you say no when the wine is only 1 Euro a glass!)

Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world. We are proud Members of Slow Food both in the US & Italy.

Join us next year for the festivities!
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