The Importance of Sidewalk Manners (and as always, some food)
But onward to the food! Today was Friday, Friday is market day and market day means fresh porchetta from a truck. "What's porchetta?" some of you may ask, wide eyed. Porchetta is a magical way to cook pork. I have to say, other than bacon, I don't love pork. I am suspect by how pale it is and for me, the taste isn't always so inspiring. But this pork...this pork is different. Porchetta is usually a whole pig wrapped in layers with a rosemary spread in the middle cooked slowly on a spit. The outside is complete fat and becomes a golden brown crackling. It's delicious yet nauseating, but the best things often are. We bought a heap of meat and fetched some special buns and brought it all home to gorge for lunch. Definitely not a light snack but oh boy, it's good. My boyfriend first introduced me to porchetta and we definitely don't eat the stuff regularly, that type of food is heart attack inducing!