Yes, the alliteration and food festivals continue! There have pretty much been non-stop festivals since September, but apparently November is the month for even more festivities. There is a month-long ongoing food and cultural festival in town – complete with lectures, art exhibits (stay tuned for a future blog), and of course – food! It’s not only wine and olive harvest season, but the season of my most favorite delicacy – truffles!
In addition to this big event, there are small food festivals popping up in different piazzas all the time. The first weekend of November there was one in the piazza across from Sant’ Ambrogio market, which we discovered totally by accident when we went to do shopping. This festival (pictured first, with red and blue tables) was off the tourist trail, so the tasting portions were more generous and the truffle guy even took time to “pose” his truffles for my photo (the next photos are from the festival in Piazza della Repubblica the following weekend). We got this great spicy vegetable spread (pictured wrapped like a firecracker) and munched on yummy sweets from Sicily (also pictured).
Since I think this is definitely a case where a photo is worth more than words, I’ll stop talking and just let you see for yourself. Enjoy!