Lately, many a chilly January day has been warmed up with lunch at Peppa’s, for she often invites Pino and me for lunch.
Now over 80, Peppa stil cooks up a rural feast at lunchtime, inevitably telling us apologetically as we sit down, “Oggi, ho poca roba da mangiare per noi….” (“Today, I only have a little for us to eat… “)+
A recent feast starred with spaghetti in an “invented” sauce: Peppa’s tomatoes joined garlic, onion, celery, zucchini from her garden she’d frozen end of summer, a few wild mushrooms son Giancarlo had found and tidbits of capocollo:
Peppa was in the kitchen draining the spaghetti as we arrived:
…and her dexterity with that hand-held pasta strainer fascinates…
She scoops out the spaghetti and adds to the hot sauce which she has simmering on low heat:
She folds the spaghetti into that with a wooden spoon and a fork….
…and then adds Parmesan, folding the grated cheese gently the spaghetti:
Peppa then uses the wood spoon and fork to mix..
At the table, Peppa served up our pasta, deftly using two forks:
Mille grazie, Peppa….
….and Pino thanks you too:
Bruschetta, greens and potatoes followed….and then panettone followed,
A never-ending feast with Peppa.
January days are always warmed up with lunch at Peppa’s.
See this video sbout a lunch with Peppa.
Many notes on my blog about Peppa. Just SEARCH “Peppa” here.