Chasing the Meat Van

Colledimezzo is lucky enough to be visited by a butcher’s van, a rotisserie porchetta/chicken van, veggie van and fish van on different days each week. They all sell fresh local produce. I certainly won’t go hungry here, but I do need to become familiar with where they stop and also their individual jingle which sounds when they enter the village.
Today I decided to try the butcher. It wasn’t quite as easy as I hoped. He drove past me several times. Each time I’d wave for him to stop, and he’d wave back and smile.
No I’m not being friendly, I want you to stop.
The locals, who gather in the piazza to talk, found my antics very amusing, and watched with interest.
Finally Marella, the wonderful girl who runs the local bar, called him and he returned to the piazza. Meat purchased, game over, lesson learned! I’ll be shopping like a local soon.
Also had a great walk today. Walked way down towards the lake and then climbed the steep road back up to the village. My apple watch recorded almost 7 miles…maybe I’ve earned a glass of wine or two.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mario Roncaglia
    Nov 13, 2020 @ 13:55:55

    I love the porchetta van, it’s a must have when friends come over to the Abruzzo with us for the first time.

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  2. Mario Roncaglia
    Nov 15, 2020 @ 07:40:01

    We have so many favourites when we are over there. In the summertime a plate of tomatoes with oil or just a plate of fried fish at the beach bar with a glass or two or pecorino. Looking forward to a bit more time in Abruzzo next year.

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