Where you find little bits and pieces of yourself in the past, present and future.
We ended up wrapping up our summer vacation in G’s hometown, Giovinazzo, which is always heartwarming. Then again, more like heartsizzling, because it’s one of the hottest areas in Italy. And when it’s hot, it’s hot to the point you can’t just walk around. Not like desert hot where it’s humid and windy, but more like the sun is so direct I feel like my skin is burning kind of hot.
A little bits and pieces from home.
(This was a magnet from Barcelona we gave G’s mom. Proud and colorful. It’s the lizard/dragon you can find at Park Guell)
These photos I’ve posted before for a separate post, but didn’t post them on the new blog. So mixed them in.
Birthday card from last year. Happy birthday, from Grandpa Domenico and Grandma Anna. Written by me, read by nephew who tossed it over after three seconds haha.
This boring, topping-less pizza is called a Pizzella, which is not even listed anywhere in the Internet. A breakfast/ snack in Giovinazzo, and G’s personal favorite. It doesn’t look like much, but you find yourself eating three pieces, which is like more than half the size of a small pizza.
G’s mom is famous for her cooking. I didn’t realize but I learned that it’s not typical to have so much food at one time and place. A friend of G’s sister told us a little story that she was almost socked when she visited their house. The first thing G’s mom said when she heard the friend was sick was “What would you like to eat? Pizza? Pasta? What would you like?”We came down to the conclusion that G’s mom finds comfort in cooking. She makes everything: from pizza, pasta, soups, bread, salads and sauces. These are normally documented more on my instagram. This specific dish was of a tomato pasta sauce, which just “happened” to resemble the Italian flag. Doesn’t get any more Italian than this.
All photos by rachelsanghee. August, 2014.