[Milton-L] Apples

Peter C. Herman herman2 at mail.sdsu.edu
Sat Aug 23 11:18:47 EDT 2008

At 04:32 AM 8/23/2008, you wrote:
> >Figs and prociutto are quite commonly paired in Italy, thank you.  You
> >have to use fresh figs for best results, though.
>Yes indeed. Here in the Shenandoah Valley, we are at or near the 
>northern limit for growing figs. A friend of mine who has a fig tree 
>in her back yard and I mount an annual watch as fall and frost race 
>to meet the late-ripening fruit. If things go well, she provides the 
>fruit and I provide the prociutto and we revel in the decadent 
>loveliness of sweet and salty, the yielding texture of the fruit 
>with its grainy seeds, the elegant smoothness of the thin slices of meat  ...

Tell me you make your own prosciutto . . . .

yours in the slow food movement,

Peter C. Herman

> >And yes, figs were among the fruit most often associated with the Garden
> >of Eden by pre-modern rabbinical scholars.  Some Italian Renaissance
> >painters chose the fig as well.
>   Well good - so my flippant remark results in my learning 
> something I hadn't known before.
>Hope your apples are lovely!
>Cynthia A. Gilliatt
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