Lake Como is a woman…(Excerpt from Chapter 3)

Como Lake is made like a woman, with a narrow torso and two long legs. Bellagio is just where the woman’s pussy is, and her clitoris is its cape, called Punta Spartivento.

An exchange of role (Excerpt from Chapter 16)

The carpet was covered by a couple of yards of blue film. Agostino was smiling his brat smile and I felt intrigued at the idea to be mummified. “I’ll take care of everything, Rose. Just relax.” He unbuttoned my dress and took it out, paused to kiss my neck and my shoulders, then took off [...]

Chapter 1: Pan de Mej

Ingredients: 1 ¼ cup white flour 1 ¼ cup cornmeal (finely ground) 1 ¼ cup cornmeal (coarse ground) 5/8 cup butter 7/8 cup sugar ¼ cup brewer’s yeast 3 eggs 3 tablespoons of fresh or dried elderflowers salt icing sugar Dissolve the yeast in two tablespoons of warm water. Mix the flours (you can also [...]

Risotto with Chestnuts and Gorgonzola cheese

Ingredients (4 servings): 15-18 chestnuts 1 ½  cups risotto rice (Arborio rice) Vegetable broth 1 chopped leek (only the white part) Butter 11 oz Gorgonzola cheese 4 tbsp grated Parmisan cheese Salt Peel and boil the chestnuts in salted water for 15 minutes. If you are using dried chestnuts, boil them for 30 minutes. Let [...]

Chapter 19: Amaretto meatballs with Risotto alla Parmigiana (Leftover Recipe n. 3)

Ingredients: For the Risotto: Rice (better Carnaroli rice) Butter 1 white onion Meat broth Grated Parmesan cheese For the meatballs (2 servings): 12 oz. mixed boiled meat 4 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese 1-2 crumbled Amaretto cookies 1 egg a little pinch of grated nutmeg salt, pepper white flour Slice the onion and brown it [...]

The Scorpion Paradise part two – A Tale of Smuggling, Bitches and Love on Lake Como

The Scorpion Paradise was a famous brothel somewhere on  the west side of Lake Como. In this song a smuggler falls in love with a whore (love or lust, but who cares…) and he cannot help but he has to go to make love with the girl, even if the police is looking for him. [...]

The Scorpion Paradise part one – A Tale of Smuggling, Bitches and Love on Lake Como

Il Paradiso dello Scorpione is a song of the famous Lake Como singer and poet Davide Van de Sfroos. The original lyrics is in laghee, that is Agostino’s dialect. Tomorrow I’ll post the English translation. Il Paradiso dello Scorpione E adèss che g’ho in sacòcia la foto de una pelànda i scàrp i tàchen liit [...]