You can almost smell and taste the wonderful treasures she finds at the festival....
This will be a very special Sunday! Since my awaking I knew that tons of chocolate were right calling me in the main “Piazza” (Square) of Lecce, my beautiful baroque city. An event totally devoted to chocolate in any possible shape and made by artisans from all around Italy. I was excited like a little girl..chocolate is a very important part of my daily food program..every night after dinner – Love it! – I have a little “quadratino” of dark chocolate so as you can imagine this event in my town meant a lot of joy and caloric photos to me
On my way to the Piazza, I enjoyed another delicious break with a cappuccino and a “cornetto”, just like the typical Italian breakfast usually is. It is always difficult to choose a bar for breakfast in Italy because most of the time they display irresistible things!
“would you like to taste?"
Probably my enthusiasm was contagious on that shape because several people stopped and even without tasting it they just bought!
Next to me there were some Chinese tourists that I supposed were going to take hundreds of pictures, but I can honestly promise, they were more interested in tasting than anything else (so did I).
There was also the Romeo and Juliet’s balcony in chocolate version. Very cute..and many more chocolate hearths that I personally bought to offer to friends.
Just time to turn my back and another choco artisan was looking in my direction with a big smile on his face that could only be an invitation..how many stops already? Three lovely ladies were selecting their chocolates with some shoppers with their hands full of bread and mandarins. The artisan told me: "you want to taste dark or milk chocolate signorina…and please have a look at our cremini, delicious”.
Puglia cooking, most of them written by American foodies, but also some very interesting ones written by local chefs. It was very sweet.