Day 262: Something Beautiful-The Italian Diet Peach

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.

About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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One Response to Day 262: Something Beautiful-The Italian Diet Peach

  1. Mary Buhrmann says:

    They look delicious!

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