I’d just intended to buy a thyme plant at Spello’s early April mostra-mercato (literally, “show/display market” or let’s just call it a “show-and-sell”). But there were other enticements, too, at this three-day market called “Subasio con Gusto.”
Mount Subasio backdrops Spello (and Assisi) and this street fair centered on the herbs, plants as well as the foods, wines, artisanal works of the areas around Mt. Subasio.
I’d headed to Spello for just a pot of thyme and came back to Assisi with thyme, arugula, strigoli, goats’ milk yogurt and goats’ milk cheese: a bit of “Subasio con Gusto.” Yes, Mt. Subasio “with gusto” (in the Anglo-Saxon sense) but also “with flavor” (Italian translation).
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