October 5, 2011

Divine Days- Panzano

I don't think there is a day when I go to Dario's in Chianti that I don't see someone I know or meet someone fun.  Yesterday was no exception.

I was hanging around the shop, just to absorb the energy and excitement that exudes from Dario and the people that come in and shop or take foto's.

While I was there, Dario made two porchetta rolls, broke down two racks of beef and got a pot of Peposa ready to cook for 12 hours in the oven.

the pot of peposa ready for it's slow 12 hour cooking time

 A large group came down from having lunch up at Dario DOC, the burger place upstairs open for lunch during the week.They were so excited about watching Dario break down the racks of beef, you could tell they were foodies. At first I couldn't tell where they were from as it sounded like sometimes they were speaking English but sometimes another strange tongue.

Turns out they came from South Africa and had found the Macelleria thanks to my blog!

Tommaso had read about Dario in Bill Buford's book HEAT and then went searching online and found my blog and my site.

We figured this out when I went to pass on my Chianti dining guide to one of the guys. Small world!

Dario and Tommaso-

I adore magic moments!! It can happen anywhere and any time-- always be ready to party!


  1. Love those serendipitous moments ... and love your photos.

  2. Thanks- was nice to have time to hang around and let things happen too- often we get so caught up in life that we miss these chances!

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  4. This is a really good site post, im delighted I came across it.

  5. I know what you are talking about, I have met many people that are a little bit crazy but fun too and I don't know why, but most of them are cooks, no offense LOL

  6. Useful info. Hope to see more good posts in the future.