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Fall has arrived and with the equinox- l'equinozio- the days get shorter, the nights cooler and the food is warmer and heartier. I just furnished my bed with my charcoal gray flannel comforter, che calduccio!
Elisa Di Virgilio's blog LA CASA E IL GIARDINO has some great, simple good food recipes, easy enough for anyone to make. Green is my new favorite color and I especially covet this green dutch oven from Lodge. Buy your smoked ham hocks direct and fresh from your local butcher and keep the split peas stocked in your pantry shelves for the winter. These beautiful, non GMO split peas come in handy 3 lb. and 5 lb. bags and in a hardy 25 lb. version. You'll have several servings around for the winter. Dopo aver fatto la spesa, ora a cucinare! I decided to use Elisa's recipe for #splitpeasoup.
Find more hearty Fall recipes on her blog. E vai!
Another Fall favorite of mine is Italian Cinema- Cinema Italiano. Where I live in San Francisco, we will have 2 major Italian film festivals through October. That's 2 months of Italian films!
Next weekend, the fabulous, indimenticabile Anna Magnani will be the focus of Cinema Italia at San Francisco's glorious Castro Theater.
Lido Cantarutti in Marin County, just north of San Francisco, across the Golden Gate Bridge, puts out another star studded Italian film festival in the Fall, this year, going from September 24 to November 5, 2016, at the Marin Showcase Theater in San Rafael. I can't wait to see -non vedo l'ora di vedere- "Se Dio Vuole" ("God Willing") and "The Legendary Giulia" ("Noi E La Giulia")--looks hilarious!!
And a final note, I hope you too have some opportunities to see Italian Cinema this Fall.