|Subject: Re: Panforte (was Eating Italian)|
Well now I know it must be me.. Speaking of Christmas foods, do you like
Lupini? I think that is how you spell it...these were always served at
house at Christmas, both dried and otherwise. I would have said fresh
as opposed to dried, but that doesn't seem to be the right word.
They were some sort of bean or legume, with a thick outer skin that was
peeled or popped off, then a waxy and weird yellow bean underneath. Sort
shaped like fava beans but yellow. My mother would serve them in a bowl,
sometimes tossed with a very little bit of oil and oregano. They were
a sort of snack food. As a kid, I always said they tasted and looked like
elephant's toenails. I have never tasted elephant's toenails, but these
I am going to bake the Ricciarelli in the recipe Peter sent . I will also send these recipes to the foreign recipe dated base, but only after I test them. ;-)
By the way, the Foreign Recipe Data base has some interesting recipes sent by Joan, but no one else. This could be a fabulous resource. I for one would love to see more recipes from Ziners' travels.