Sunday, August 9, 2009

Not much

There haven't been many posts recently, because there hasn't been that much going on. It is the hot, sunny season here (the summer, like winter, has very stable weather).

I said before that Italians like to talk. I have also noticed that this seems to be the cause of and solution to some of their problems. Things are generally inefficient, but people often don't seem bothered by it, because they're distracted by talking to each other. I don't think there's any way to make anything happen more quickly, so talking seems to be the key to not getting angry at having to wait forever for something that shouldn't take very long.

Two more foods to add to my list:
- percoca, a type of peach
- scarola. I think it's called escarole in English, but it has a disc shape.


Ben said...

The percoca is a cross between a peach and an apricot. You should mention that escarole is a type of salad green.

Kristen said...

It tastes like a really sweet peach, yes. The information I can find about it says it's just a variety of peach grown in southern Italy (nothing about apricots).