By root on July 03, 2007 4:42 PM
As the 7x7 food department’s editorial assistant, I was asked today to do a little guest blog, so here it goes …
I’m really picky when it comes to baked goods. Blame my mom. She’s the pastry chef. Her sour cream scones have ensured that I have rarely, if ever, found another scone to be worthy. The fact that such a great pastry is often executed as a bland, baking-soda-flavored hockey puck has led me to skip the scone entirely unless it’s mom-made.
Positano, Italy, is all about “the wedding.” This town loves its brides, and it loves its lace. It's kind of bizarre to inhabit a town that, besides for its beauty and tourist economy, is known for its white linen and lace. Most of the town’s windows are draped in the frilly white cloth, and I saw no less than 14 brides this week. On top of that, it seems like everyone’s here on their honeymoon. Everyone except me of course.
courtesy of Dick Clark Productions
Greetings and salutations film nerds. I’m still on my much-needed sabbatical from the Reel. In the meantime, here’s a list of film happenings around town. Until we meet again, be bad and, get into trouble baby.
Happenings About Town:
• Mala Noche (1985) Dir. Van Sant–Castro Theatre (ends July 5)
Gaia Gaja with Mauro Cirilli
Next winemakers to come into town was Gaia Gaja (the first and last name are actually pronounced the same way), the daughter of perhaps Italy's most famous winemaker, Angelo Gaja. Here is Gaia, sitting next to Mauro Cirilli, Perbacco's terrific sommelier.
The Gajas, father and daughter, produce many different wines, but are best known for the Nebbiolo-based wines from the Piedmont region of Italy, as well as for Brunello di Montalcino, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and a Cabernet Sauvignon.
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