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Italian Sagra aka food food food


Monday, October 14, 2013

Yesterday was a beautiful fall day and I was determined to get my steps in and to get my family out in the fresh air. There is a castle nearby that I'd heard was having a sagra, so we went to check it out. A very important part of italian culture is fresh, local food. It's why butchers, bakeries and fruit/vegetable sellers stay in business even when there is a chain grocery store in town and why the sagra is such an important event. It's a festival usually with a food-based theme, where local merchants and private farms come to sell their products.



Here is the castle located, again, on a hilltop. Better visibility to see invading armies and a better workout for my thighs!



Cheese! My weakness.



Pomegranates, nuts, olives and beans.



Those are big bottles of fresh, unfiltered olive oil on the left and black truffles in the center.
It was a nice walk, and I reached 10,000 steps. However, I think some of that calorie burn may be offset by the cheese, nuts and sausage I brought home. emoticon



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CERTHIA 10/16/2013 5:00AM

    Looks amazing! I just love fresh olives and olive oil! Such a luxury, you lucky woman. :)

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SLIMBOT 10/14/2013 8:18PM

  I must admit I'm also a cheese-aholic. That cheese table looks absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for taking the pics, I always love seeing your world.

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RHYMESWITHBABY 10/14/2013 9:01AM

    Oh, amazing! Reminds me of a farmers market, but ten times better! I remember on holiday how wonderful it was in Paris with all the local shops in walking distance. I would so love to live that way!

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NISSANGIRL 10/14/2013 7:30AM

    emoticon pictures! would have loved to have been there! and ps Cheese is my weakness as well! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GETSTRONGRRR 10/14/2013 6:45AM

    Looks beautiful! How do you like unfiltered olive oil

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LULUBELLE65 10/14/2013 5:49AM

    Gorgeous! Cheese is my weakness as well, but I would think that walking up that hill would at least work off part of it!

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