Our local coastline, known as Italy’s Trabocchi Coast, is quite unique because of the special fishing platforms along its shores. Many of which have been transformed into elegant restaurants — right IN THE SEA!!
Though often thought of as a French dish, Italians equally love their lumache! And our village is no exception! In our area of Abruzzo, the little town of Scerni is known as the snail-loving village!
“Toc, toc, toc.” Wiping my hands on my apron, I went to the door wondering who would visit so close to lunch. “Buon giorno,” I greeted the unexpected visitor hesitantly. “Can I help you?” not really knowing what to say or do. I’d never been visited by a priest before! “Well, I’m here for the house blessing,” he informed me. “The blessing?” I asked stupidly. (Surely looking as dumb as I felt.)
Hubby and I have pretty much always followed the Mediterranean diet since moving to Italy. Because it’s so healthy, but also delicious! And you might want to give it a try too. Especially right now, because with this COVID-19 pandemic going on, most of us aren’t getting enough movement!