Small town par-tay!

22 December 2008 at 6:44 pm 4 comments

Ciao Bloggisti!

Since we’re all (hopefully) in holiday mode, what could be better than pictures of a colourful village fair to get the party started. The photos are of my town’s festòn (big par-tay, or town fair in local dialect). To be honest, it took place almost two months ago (oops!) but I finally got my act together and am posting now.  Since it’s Christmas and everyone is sooo much nicer at this time of the year, I’m sure you’ll forgive me, right???

We moved to our small town of around 8,000 over a year ago. We wanted a change of pace from the Milanese suburbs, give our kids the chance to breathe clean air and experience small town life. I’m sure by the time they hit tweendom, they’re going to hate us for living so far from Milan but for now, they’re loving it.

One of my favourite local events is the festòn. The town basically shuts down for two days and the main streets are lined with stands, selling everything from gastronomic delights to hunting paraphernalia. I bought a cool handbag and my husband was really proud of his shiny new axe. Hmmm…

Anyway, here are some of my fave pics from the fair:

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view of side street

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Every year we buy “casoncelli”, delicious meat ravioli from the Brescia/Bergamo area but this year we decided to try “scarpinocc”, filled with cheese, parsley, spices, butter and breadcrumbs. Mmm mmm good!

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Various types of cheeses, ham and salami. Oh, and one bored pig.

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a rainbow of candies and liquorice

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mushroom and sausage risotto, offered by the town’s tourist board


I have lots more pics but by the time I get around to posting them,  next year’s festòn will probably be around the corner!

Do you have a town fair where you live? Would love to hear about yours!

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Entry filed under: Food, Italy.

Kitchen Krazy Fabrizio De André

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. nyc/caribbean ragazza  |  23 December 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Yum….that risotto looks outstanding.

    That pasta sounds good as well. I wonder if I can find some in Rome.

    I’m not sure where you can get it in Rome but I hope you find it. It’s yum!

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  • 2. anne  |  23 December 2008 at 11:23 pm

    We have no fairs near us 😦 I love fairs like yours though…I also adore liquorice!

    That’s too bad. I thought there were country fairs in England. That just means you have to come and visit Italy often 😉

    Reply
  • 3. Monkey's Momma  |  24 March 2009 at 1:53 am

    Wow! Very interesting!

    Reply
  • 4. stiliano  |  19 May 2009 at 7:48 am

    Very nice post, and pictures!!

    Thanks!

    Reply

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