Thursday, June 17, 2010

Every picture tells a story

If you read "Queen of the Sausages" then you know just where I stand on the topic of mortadella (firmly at its side), and so what better subject to kick off a new feature on the blog?

"Photo: Mister M" is an outlet for the vast number of JPEGs resting quietly, and largely unappreciated, on my desktops. Its frequency will be random; so will its subject matter.

Scroll the column on the right and you'll find Campo de' Fiori (for the next few days anyway; after that there will be a new pic). Like the (sepia-tinted) mortadella above, I came upon the outdoor market while in Rome where, thanks to my very wise friend Joe Brancatelli, I ate for ten days straight without having a single meal I wouldn't gladly eat again, and then again. (One day I should get Joe to write a guest column on eating your way through Roma without breaking the banca. Yeah, I outta get on that. Wonder where he stands on mortadella.)

Anyway, enough with the sausage. Enjoy the pics.

Sorry, couldn't resist.


Mister Meatball said...


I have been informed by Joe B. that he does not stand with me on the mortadella issue.

I am saddened by this.

But he is still my friend.

dr burpenstein said...

mortadella sounds like it would translate into "of the dead"

Mister Meatball said...

dr b.: This is from one of the sources I consulted:

"The name for mortadella originates from the Latin words for myrtle (mirtatum) and mortar (mortario) and the sausage was made the same way up until the Middle Ages."

dr burpenstein said...