|Subject: Re: Eating Italian|
DAVID C MCHUGH wrote:
> would your mother please describe her taste in cookies. please give us a
The big problem is that she is being rather vague. I'm trying to help, because she is old and I love her, but I can't get a really good description out of her. But it is a cookie, and not a sliced confection, such as Panforte. She was told in bakeries in both Siena and San Gimignano that this cookie is a specialty of San Gimignano.
> favorite were the honey dipped and aged ones that seemed to be just a simple
That sounds amazing. Where did you have these cookies?
> and then the next favorite would be
We have tasted Bombas in other Italian cities.... had some very delicious one in Verona. But my favorite confection in Venice was a sort of hazelnut brittle, that was almost completely hazelnuts, with just a bit of hard caramelized sugar holding them together. I dream of this stuff. Anyone else had it?