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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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    Looks amazing! I just love fresh olives and olive oil! Such a luxury, you lucky woman. :)
    1708 days ago
    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.
    1709 days ago
    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!
    1710 days ago
    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
    1710 days ago
    Looks beautiful! How do you like unfiltered olive oil
    1710 days ago
    Gorgeous! Cheese is my weakness as well, but I would think that walking up that hill would at least work off part of it!
    1710 days ago
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