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Tomatoes of Francavilla, Poetry for the Palate, Recipes From the Beach

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tomatoes of francavilla


Our short stay at the beach house was filled with intense aromas and flavors that brought life to days filled with sea, sand, and sun..the locally grown tomatoes of Francavilla  ( in Abruzzo, near seaside town of Pescara) so sweet they truly touched my soul and after many days of ‘sugo’ with this sweet gem, I could not resist but to dedicate a poem to them….

Ode to the Tomatoes of Francavilla

How do I love thee

Let me count the ways

I love thee to the depth and breadth of my palate

A perfect creation from the brain to the palate from the palate to the fingers end

I love thee from every nook and cranny of my ‘cucina’ that you infuse with your perfume

Your fragrance is so heavenly it brings a passion to my day

I love thee for your red beauty when ripe..a color so vivid it needs no light to bring light to my day

I love thee for a juice so sweet..every drop dances on my tongue and in my mouth

My stomach, practically begs, in anticipation, for my mouth to release this nectar so that it too can have the pleasure…. of your elixir


Here’s more and recipes from the beach house

Hope to see You at Festa Italiana in Seattle Washington on September 28,29 and some of my other stops while in Seattle:

*Thursday, September 26th, 7 PM to 9 PM, SAVOUR Specialty Foods, 2242 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107, book signing and sampling,

SAVOUR Specialty Foods

*Friday, September 27th, 5 PM to 7 PM, Intentional Table, 124 Madrone Lane North, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, book signing and sampling,

Intentional Table

*Saturday, September 28th, 11 AM to 1 PM, Culinaire The Cook’s Shop, 251 Westfield Southcenter Mall, Seattle, WA 98188, book signing,

Culinaire The Cook’s Shop

*Saturday, September 28th, 6:30 PM  Quintessential Gourmet, 2001 Western Avenue, Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98121, book signing and sampling,

Quintessential Gourmet


For more recipes, get your copy of the Gourmand World Award Winning book The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays and Special Occasions-2nd edition

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