Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of the year.
The travel eating has been decadent — not in expense but in allowing ourselves to partake daily in culinary delights usually reserved for special occasions or furtive departures from what we know we “can” eat on a daily basis.
Somewhere in New York, between cheesecake and sweet Manhattans, we began joking about compensating in Italy by searching for the big beautiful, juicy, pink-fleshed peaches Rosemary Mueller and I fell in love with on our trip to Rome in 1979. On this trip, I have referred to this ninth wonder of the world as the “diet” peach. I did not see them in Florence but yesterday they appeared in a street side market in Cortona. Cindy took the lovely market shot. A reminder of how beautifully the Europeans present food.