Monday, August 27, 2012

Style Sunday: Fashionably Late

I'm sorry that I didn't post this on Sunday! Mi dispiace! Last week was a rough one for me... With having a cold, then severe back pain, then dealing with the side effects of the prescribed muscle relaxer, and then starting to work at a part-time job, I am so glad that it is behind me! Anyway, I hope that I am forgiven and without further ado, here's this week's entry on style.

I recently purchased this large round wooden cutting board from HomeGoods...

Handcrafted in Italy!

Instead of using it to cut food on, I plan to use it as serveware for antipasti. To serve proscuitto, salami, cheese, vegetables and other appetizers. Something like this...

I'd been wanting a round one because it reminded me of my farewell dinner in my study abroad town of Pescara back at the end of May in 2005. My two German roommates and I dined on the cobblestone street of Corso Manthone, which is a part of the older part of town called Pescara Vecchia (literally "Old Pescara"). I remember so many different offerings served on a large round cutting board, like... stuffed vegetables, proscuitto, cheese, that kind of thing. We followed that with a local specialty, arrosticini, which are small cubes of marinated lamb on skewers. We also enjoyed sides of potatoes and spinach. Of course, there was red wine as well as the local digestivo at the end, which I remember as strong and dark red. Everything was delicious. Now with my latest purchase, I get to try and recreate a bit of my Italy at home.


  1. I think that will work beautifully.

    1. Thank you! I will post a picture with antipasti on it.

  2. Mamma mia che delizia!!! Un tipico antipasto Italiano servito in modo originale. Ottima idea, Michelle. Complimenti.