Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Italy: Part 2
A chain of book stores owned and operated by the Lovat family provided two stops on our tour. Al Guthrie and I signed books at their Trieste and Villorba locations. Not only did they provide excellent hospitality in their wonderful book stores (see picture above) but they invited us into their home for lots and lots and lots of food and wine. I was made to feel very welcome and moved by how gracious these nice folks were. They served a traditional local dish consisting of hard boiled eggs and white asparagus the size of elephant tusks. You mash the eggs and sprinkle with balsamic vinegar. Good stuff.
I should now pause to thank my Revolver editor Matteo Strukul. Not only is he responsible for much of my success in Italy, but he's a hell of an author in his own right. A great guy and a talented writer and my pal.
Next ... more gluttony ...