Mar 072011
 
CARNEVALE!  Gnocchi Friday in Verona.

Dear Hungry Reader, Carnival time: an auspicious beginning for the Forktales blog! Come with me, forks in hand, through the irresistible world of Italian food. Carnevale, the gaudy week-long party that erupts in February all over Italy has its roots in the Roman festival that honored the pagan god Saturn. No effigies of saints or madonnas here: Carnevale is a farewell to winter and banishment of the dreary; a delirious celebration of spring and all things delicious, coveted, and forbidden. ¬†Every indulgence is permitted and tradition calls for eating mountains of meat and sausages, rivers of wine, and sweets, sweets, […more…]