In giro is an Italian expression that roughly translates to “around.” It’s a common answer that young people give their parents or friends when asked where they’re going. Dove via? In giro. It’s usually sufficient because at some point everyone ends up in the piazza anyway. The verb girare means to turn, and the phrase has other connotations as well: prendere in giro means to tease (to take someone for a ride). Facciamo un giro means let’s go for a spin (usually in some sort of vehicle ~ a car, a Vespa, a bike, a boat).
It’s one of my favorite expressions and it nicely sums up this new occasional feature, in which I share links to (mostly) Italian posts that have inspired me or made me smile. So, let’s go ~ andiamo in giro:
1. Literally, Italian links. Can’t wait to make these.
2. For those of us who feel pummeled by winter, a taste of summer. (in Italian)
3. And with summer come eggplants. Can’t wait to make this. (in Italian)
4. Bigoli, mussels, clams, chick peas. Need I say more? (in Italian)
6. A drift of meringue, a favorite angel food cake. The beautiful world of white.
7. Italians are still producing beautiful art. I love this woman’s work!
8. How about art on a plate? A feast inspired by Michelangelo.
9. Caccavone! Say what? Italian towns with rude and funny names.
10. My new favorite blog, even though it’s not Italian and I can’t understand it.
11. Comfort me with layered coffee ice cream sundaes. Selfish never tasted so good.
12. Nothing to do with Italy, but everything to do with delicious. Pork, brisket & brownies. (podcast)
Buon weekend a tutti.
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