Monday, July 19, 2010

Tabacchiere peaches with recipe

This is the right season to go out looking for unusual fruits and veggies. Not only you are likely to discover tasty novel foods, but you can find beautiful subjects to sketch.
These peaches are grown on the slopes of the Etna, Sicily's largest volcano. They are known as tabacchiera peach, snuffbox peach, due to the flat shape and small size, but also go by the name of Saturn or donut peach, for the same obvious reasons.
Here goes a quick recipe: Pierce the peaches a couple of times with a fork, sprinkle with a little raw cane sugar, crushed amaretto cookies, and a little olive oil. Let them brown under the grill for a few minutes and serve with ice cream. Delicious...


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