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Sicilia! 9

Posted by
L'explorateur (Vancouver, Canada) on 29 March 2011 in Food & Cuisine and Portfolio.

This is the image #9 (of about 15) of the Sicilian series.

Let me change gear and switch to something completely different!
It could sound a bit silly, but after a while away from home, even the simplest things really looks gorgeous! Like this Marocchino with Babbà. Coffee with cocoa powder and milk (Marocchino). And a sweet delicacy saturated with rum (Babbà). Getting into a bar and saying “Un marocchino con babbà, grazie!”. Priceless! :)
Digging in wikipedia, I found out today that although the Babbà is said to come from Naples, its origins trace back to Poland in the 18th century! :)


Questa è la foto #9 (di circa 15) della serie sulla Sicilia.

Lasciate che passi a qualcosa di completamente diverso!
Potrebbe sembrare un pò stupido, ma dopo parecchio tempo lontano dalla patria anche un marocchino con babbà fa sognare! Non so quanti me ne sono bevuti in una settimana in Italia! :) Anche bere un semplice caffè al bancone è qualcosa che non si troverà mai nel Nuovo Continente.
Scavando in wikipedia ho poi scoperto che nonostante i napoletani ne rivendichino la paternità, il babbà è in realtà originario della Polonia! :)

Taken on Feb 24, 2011, in Marsala, Italy.
Scattata il 24 Febbraio 2011, a Marsala.

NIKON D90 1/4 second F/5.6 ISO 100 147 mm (35mm equiv.)

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

Oh great, now I've got a new craving. Nice focus and composition.

29 Mar 2011 6:12am

@Kenny: Ah ah ah ah! You're so funny! :) Have a good day, Kenny!

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

It is the simple pleasures that give the most. When I go away, I crave a cup of tea made at home!

29 Mar 2011 9:58am

tataray from france, France

Un petit plaisir à consommer.

29 Mar 2011 11:40am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Ah, what a wonderful image of pure bliss!

29 Mar 2011 12:54pm

Francesca from Canada

You're cruel!!!!!!!! ;)

29 Mar 2011 4:18pm

Itziar from bilbao, Spain

Mmmmm, good, you give me envy. The drawing on the top is spectacular

29 Mar 2011 8:25pm

@Itziar: Yes! I like it when they draw on your coffee or cappuccino! :D It makes you happier!

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

I'm going to Roma end of May and surely i'll ask for this !!

30 Mar 2011 7:38am

@Veronique: Maybe you'll have to look for a Patisserie, to get the babbà. In area around Naples and in Sicily is easier to find. :) By the way, I found babbà TODAY here in Vancouver at a French Patisserie :D Unbelievable!

Franz from Baden, Austria

coffee artists at work! glad you felt at home again! ;-))

30 Mar 2011 2:17pm

1/4 second
ISO 100
147 mm (35mm equiv.)