Funeral Baked Meats

They don’t seem to be worrying about the alleged carcinogenic qualities of processed meat in Italy. I have never seen so many hams in one place in my life.

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And they are available in nice sweaty little packs for those who can’t be bothered to queue at the deli counter.

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If you are too busy to cut it up, they’ll do it for you.

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There is a rhythmic pattern in the repeating medallions of cured pork. I like the look of it but I’m one of those people who doesn’t eat much ham or bacon. Not for religious or ethical reasons; I just don’t like the taste or texture.

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But it is attractive, I wish I had taken more pictures of it.

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This is like some rich pink marble floor in a silent movie star’s bathroom. But I would never eat it – the fat puts me off – and what are those black dots?

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So is this cunningly marbled bust at the Pitti Palace  wearing bacon like Lady Gaga?

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I prefer the seafood. These squashed prawns were in the Co-Op.

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The little octopi reminded me of the Medici Tortoise, I wondered if they had been deliberately arranged that way.

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Whereas these have been allowed to sprawl any old how.

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I’d like to have taken more pictures of the fish counter but I was told off and had to  move away. So this is the last.

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For one night only.

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On Fridays they have literally barrows full of ravioli and cappelletti in the supermarket, but never on any other day of the week.

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I found them quite disgusting, especially these wrinkly ravioli parcels.

There was simply too much of everything for me.

Trimalchio’s Feast revisited (again)>

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About pennimania

Artist, entomologist, grumbler.
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