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04 May 2010

Road Trip Torino: Day 3

This morning when we woke up, it was still cloudy. After breakfast, though, it started to break up a little and we started to get a sense of the view from our balcony. The light was splendid, and I took this photo of one of the hills to our east. I’m not sure what the church on top is yet. I’ll let you know when I find out.





It was the first day of school, and we didn’t want to be late! We walked to the school about 30 minutes away. Our walk took us through some interesting streets…



…and through some nice piazzas…


We saw this gelateria…


…and her sister pastry shop next door:

I saw this guy waiting for his espresso:



By the time we got to the school it was raining again. Poop. Our class is very nice—8 students, all with a good level. We like the feel of this school—it’s clear that the teachers and the administrators understand how adult students learn and what it takes to make it easier for us. We are impressed!

For lunch we grabbed a sandwich nearby, and found one of my favorite Italian pastries:


This one was filled with vanilla flavored ricotta. Sometimes they’re filled with lemon or coffee flavored cream. Here’s the inside:


I think I know where to find a recipe for these darlings. If I can, I’ll be making them when we get home. Stay tuned!

Tomorrow after class we have a walking tour of the city. Let’s hope it doesn’t rain!

To be continued…..

10 comments:

Kate said...

I have enjoyed joining you on your trip. A nice photo journal.

Linda said...

I want a bite!

Linda said...

Is that sfogliatella ,better known here in New Jersey as a lobster tail?
You are a lucky girl!

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Kate, I have been silently following you on your travels. Just wanted to come out of the shadows and say hello, and that I really enjoy looking at your photos. You are always such a wonderful and witty writer. It's a joy to read your blog. :)

2 Stews said...

I love Lobster Tails, too! We call them that up our way as well. Yes, please let us know if you come up with a good recipe.

Enjoy your day...hope the weather continues to clear.

Kim said...

I am really enjoying your Torino series! Your pastry looks outrageously delicious and everything there is so beautiful. I think a gelato is in your near future;D

Amanda said...

Oh, that pastry!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Love the church in the clouds and that exquisite-looking pastry!

The Gypsy Chef said...

Got my fingers crossed! No rain!
That spoadella (?)is my favorite pastry also. I fell in love with them in Florence a bazillion years ago! Eat one for me please!
This algebra is getting me behind, I catching up with you tonight ;)
Pam

Kitchen Butterfly said...

The pastry is YUMMY......save me some!