Mompantero, Valsusa, Italy, July 19, 2016—
DINNER TONIGHT WITH friends in their home in this rustic village above Susa. Maria Teresa is a Pugliese and learned cooking well from her mother: we had a delicious tomato sauce with diced potatoes in it, on pasta; a beautifully browned frittata; green beans with tomatoes.
Dessert came from the grocery store: lemon gelato "popsicles" whose sticks are made of licorice, delicious —licorice is a Puglian digestivo.
Grignolino, then Bonarda da Piemonte, Tenuta la Pergola, 2014; very nice.