Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Marzipan, You Idiot! Marzipan!

Indexing previous reporting from my 2019 Italy trip:
The Naples Diet
Lines in Italy Explain My Exasperation
His Dying Thought: Oh, right; this is how you die in Italy
The Surprising Truth About Real Neapolitan Brick Oven Pizza
The Surprising Truth About Real Sicilian Rice Balls

It looks like we've solved the mystery of those addictive Sicilian pistachio "cookies" pictured in The Surprising Truth About Real Sicilian Rice Balls (I described them as being sort of macaroon-like, though without coconut. Here's a replay to jog your memory:

See this text message dialogue with Sicilian friend-of-the-Slog Paul Trapani:

Next installment of my Italy trip: Naples: Mistaking Soulfulness for Danger


Anonymous said...

"like a macaroon without coconut"... you mean like the ones that are called "almond macaroons" in their own right, and which dating back have a richer and more storied history as the original macaroon, pre-coconut? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macaroon#Origins

Anonymous said...

woul you ever eat donair kebabs in halifax again

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