[Milton-L] Apples

Raphael Falco falco at umbc.edu
Sat Aug 23 11:28:30 EDT 2008


No, I don't make it.  But I feel a certain obligation to keep the faith.

RF


Raphael Falco
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Peter C. Herman wrote:
> 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!
>> C
>> Cynthia A. Gilliatt
>> English Department, JMU, ret.
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