IS IT JUST ME? HAVE YOU EVER SEEN ANYONE EAT PANETONE?
Just as Easter brings out the glamorous, big, foil-wrapped chocolate eggs in Italy, this holiday season brings out lovely, shiny gift boxes of Panetone, Christmas bread/cake in all sizes. Everyone in Italy seems to give them and get them. There are times it seems everyone you see on the street has one swinging from their hand as they hurry down the streets. But who is eating them? Sure after the holiday crush at Aldo’s bar you may see a straggler chopped up and put out as free nibbles. A nice chaser to wash down the morning’s cappuccinos or proseccos. But that is pretty much the only time I’ve seen it consumed. All of which strikes me as very strange, because I like Panetone. We even made Panetone one time. And still liked it.
See you in Italy,