Ti piace Manja

Yesterday and today celebrate a couple of people but I only have eyes for one. (The other is Ed Vedder.)

Every year I try to imagine how little Marco growing up in Rome had to fight for his birthday with that other guy.

But he grew up just fine, and then we met and he remembered this little truth a little too late: 😀

Never try to impress a woman, because if you do she’ll expect you to keep up the standard for the rest of your life.
W. C. Fields (reblogged from Wind Kisses)

No worries, I’m still impressed at many things about you in particular and Italians in general, for example how they would come up with a song that lists the names of dishes and tells how they like to eat them all. And it’s not even a parody. It’s Renzo Arbore and he’s the man.

But I like the most how in the dialect (obviously Roman as well as Neapolitan like in this song) the word for eat sounds exactly like my name.

Play this, have a look at the photo gallery and get hungry.

(song and text reblogged from Go Thou To Rome)

l’orecchiette alla barese
tortellini alla bolognese
a nuie ce piace ‘e magna’
saltimbocca alla romana
melanzane alla parmigiana
a nuie ce piace ‘e magna
cotoletta alla milanesa
e porceddu alla nuorese
a nuie ce piace ‘e magna’
con il fegato alla veneziana
i cannoli alla siciliana
a nuie ce piace ‘e magna’ (and this is just the first stanza)

And this is how you do it, cook and eat and love. Mi piace!

Happy birthday, amore, and to many happy, healthy and hearty moments. ❤

11 thoughts on “Ti piace Manja

  1. Hi Manja, wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas. You all look so happy together in this post (it must be the glorious European cuisine 😊)! Hope to catch you more in 2019. All the best!

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    1. Thank you, Jolene. We are, most of the time. Food and climate contribute. I hope you catch some of that too. 🙂 Merry Christmas! (My blog is about to move, will announce it soon. I hope you follow me through new doors.)

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        1. Oh, it’s just a continuation of this one. Which means views from here and there, a bit of poetry and opinions, the usual. 🙂 Just the WP theme will be different to shake things up a bit visually.

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