Saturday morning, no class, gorgeous sun and a long walk looking for something, anything in the neighborhood. No luck today but had a little old Italian lady stop her car and ask ME for directions to a gas station. That was pretty funny, however, I knew the answer – even funnier.
Here is a shot of the pre dawn sun from my room. I know you are not going to have any sympathy for anything I whine about after seeing this. I don’t even have any sympathy for me. The other shot is of something called Lardo. It is backfat from a well fed pig that is seasoned and cured for 9 months in a marble coffin. It is actually incredibly flavorful and just melts when you hold it in your hand. We wrapped that quail you saw the other day in the post with it and barely sautéed it. Yum.