On the 15th of August, every Italian celebrates Ferragosto - a day of picnics, outings, or elaborate lunches. Usually, my husband's family has a lunch in the countryside among their orange and olive trees. It sounds far-away and picturesque but since they live in a little town on top of the hill, the countryside is just down the hill from them. This summer we celebrated in my mother-in-law's home because she had just converted her garage into a nice apartment. We were only 16 - usually the group is 30+ people because she has four brothers and a sister each with about three kids each, and each with two or three kids each... it adds up!
I took this as an opportunity to practice my food photography. So... I present her menu to you...
A lasagna with meat sauce, plus grated ham, mozerella and beschemel sauce.
The second course featured two meat dishes... the first was a pork roast, served with peperonata and fresh figs. The second..
Was various cuts and preparations of pork. Pork pieces, pork rolls, stuffed with cheese and pork meat-balls!
Soft and crunchy at the same time, creme-filled bignet finished the meal!
The cook is in pink in the front!