As of late I’ve been trying to do more things Italian. Just in general. I had lapsed on my language studies. But no more! This past weekend I went down to Culver City to a cute little Italian cafe to join up with members of Fieri to play Scopa and Briscola (two really fun card games, that I hope to teach you soon). And between my new friends there and other random Italians, I hope to have fairly regular conversation practice.
So, to kick start, I bring back the not-so-weekly edition of useful phrases:
Ambasciator non porta pena.
- Don’t shoot the messenger.
Al contadino non far sapere quanto è buono il formaggio con le pere.
- Don’t let the farmer know how good cheese is with pears.
Esse nufesso qui dice male di macuruni.
- Who speaks badly of macaroni is a fool.
Stavo sognando di voi.
- I was dreaming about you.
And to note, I might have spilled the beans on the cheese and pear combo. Seriously delicious. See below and then check out coffeeandvanilla.com (recipe below was found there and the site appears to have a wealth of wonderful food combos, ie coffee and vanilla)
3-4 pears (sliced)
100g dark chocolate (chopped)
200g mild blue cheese – I used Gorgonzola Dolce (cubed)
8 crisp rye bread slices
Share pears, cheese and chocolate to the plates.
Serve with crisp bread on the side.
Serve 4 people.