Local news

May 20, 2011

12 Responses to “Local news”

  1. Janet Says:

    I hope she wasn’t too traumatized.


  2. cburrell Says:

    Trauma, I don’t know, but it has certainly made a big impression.

  3. Matthew Says:

    It took me a moment. I thought it was actually about speck, the cured ham. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speck 🙂

    • cburrell Says:

      I’d not heard of that speck before, Matthew. Is it good?

      • Matthew Says:

        It is surprisingly good. We get it from the Polish deli in the Market. You should be able to find it in one of the Eastern European neighbourhoods like Bloor West Village. It’s hard to describe the taste, but I can say that it is extremely flavourful and savoury, and nothing like either Italian prosciutto or Spanish Serrano or Iberico.

        If you want a real treat, try Pingue prosciutto. It’s made in Niagara and is as good as any prosciutto we’ve ever had in Italy. Here’s the webpage with its availability in Toronto. It’s expensive, but it’s worth treating yourself at least once. http://www.pingueprosciutto.com/retailstores.html

  4. Althea Says:

    Really, I would eat anything these days.

  5. Janet Says:

    Hopefully you don’t eat anything that would embarrass you if it ends up in the paper.


  6. cburrell Says:

    Some of Iona’s other ‘headlines’ — stories that she loves to repeat to us — are not fit to print. Nothing to do with food, though — at least, not directly.

  7. Mac Says:

    The Mommy palate and digestive system seem to adapt themselves well to specks and other exotic foods.

  8. Janet Says:

    Yes, I was thinking earlier that I can’t believe the things I’ve eaten off my children’s plates. I’ve pretty much gotten over that now. I don’t eat off my grandchildren’s plates. Ick.


  9. Jim Says:

    I seem to remember that Speck is also a sort of off-brand Spork that Dad brought home on one of the (thankfully rare) occasions he went grocery shopping. Dad was always a great one for economizing, but I think the second can may still be in the basement 15 or so years after it was purchased. Had it been that type of Speck, Iona’s reaction to its actual consumption would have been well worth it!

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