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Stolen Figs: And Other Adventures in Calabria
Mark Rotella (au)
Calabria is the toe of the boot that is Italy -- a rugged peninsula where grapevines & fig & olive trees cling to the mountainsides. Many people of Italian heritage trace their roots to Calabria. This book is a marvelous evocation of Calabria & the Calabresi, whose way of life is largely untouched by commerce. Rotella persuades his father to visit their ancestral home for the first time in 30 years; once there, they meet Giuseppe, a postcard photographer & an informal guide to all things Calabrese. Rotella returns there at Easter time, & as they travel around the region, Giuseppe initiates him -- & the reader -- into its secrets: how to make soppressata & ‘nduja; where to find hidden chapels & grottoes; & how to steal a fig without actually committing a crime.
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