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The merchant,the farmer..Italian Clay


2015-12-12
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التصنيف : مقالات الشاعر الإماراتي محمد أحمد السويدي



The merchant, the farmer, the employer, the waiter and even the pope himself are forged from the same clay, Italian clay, and the characteristics are shared by ...all, they are a peculiar amalgam created from one clay but mixed with different personalities.
The first character would be St. Pio, dwelling in every Italian with his holy wounds; for Pio was bearing what is known at the Catholic Church of Christ as Stigmata: the appearance of marks and sores in locations corresponding to the wounds of Jesus Christupon crucifixion. That was in September 20, 1918. This character with its tormenting wounds lurks in every Italian, yes, in every Italian lives a tormented saint named Pio.
The second Character is Marco Polo, the man who traveled a lot and compiled the most famous travel book in history, but perhaps never left his cell in Genoa prison. In Venice, the street that passes in front of his house is still called till today “Themillion fold”alluding to themillion lies he told. Italians are still doubtful of everything that was narrated by the traveler of places he has been to or people he has met.
The third character that is found in the Italian “dough” is that of Casanova, the man who would cross miles for woman if they moved an inch for him to later whispers words synonymous to those of Umar ibn Abi Rabia: “My greetings are to her if she loves my greeting, if she hates them then my greetings are to the next one”; said in the most Italian way of course. Such are the real thoughts of an Italian lover however he will swear that his false wooing is the most truthful.
Italy is a huge laboratory to bread strains of love; it is a country of lovers. In every Italian hides a Casanova waiting for a woman to turn up on a balcony. For every man visiting Italy should be wary that his beloved one is preyto the nets of Casanova set up at the Rialto, Ponte Del DiavoloandIl Canale Di Zanzare (Cannel of Mosquitos) of Venice. Every womanbelieving the pledges of Italianlove is to realize what devastation would tumble upon her.Who’s to forget Lady Monteguwhen hit by an Italian meteor named Francesco throwing her off course. She bewailedthe misfortune that led her to Italy - as narrated byWill Durant.Not to forget Louisa Tetrazzini, the greatest Soprano of Italy when another meteor shimmered in her skytoppling her from the ivory tower to end glorious years at the halls of Europe and the theaters of New Yorkwith solitude and grief, and to return at the abject sunset of her life from Latin America to Italy boarding the third classof a sea cruiser.And for the circle of love to be complete, Verona is not far away, there Juliet keeps her window ajar awaiting Romeo to raise from the ashes and climb to her veranda.
The fourth characterpatch that is part of the Italian quiltis the adventurer Christopher Columbus. The womb of a country surrounded by wateris bound to give birth to a sailor like Columbus who seajacked glory when he was able to convince king Ferdinand and queen Isabella of Spain that the planetis spherical, and that west bound course would land in the east, and vice versa. He topped the proposal with promises to fulfil the childhood dream of every Italian: treasures of gold and jewels …he lived up to his word.Genoa is worthy of being associated with the man who returned from aquestof the New World.
In any text regarding such character, it should be pointed out that the Italian does not live out of his memory: when traveling to a country, it carries all that is needed in addition to luggage of course:the grocer, butcher, baker, tailor, barber and cobbler inside are also carried on the trip, even vendettais packed to the new country. Perhaps the Italian Mafias, the likes of Al Capone’s,founded in Sicily have excelled in exporting their gorydifferencesto become an authentic component of the cultural fabric of their new country.
Genoa; the capital of Liguria and the province of Genoa had an armada calledLa Superbareigning over the Mediterranean for a period of time, and Genoaharbor is still considered one of the largest ports of the Mediterranean and the largest in Italy.
The Italians ruled the world at intervals starting from the Roman era, and in the period following the division of the inheritance of the Ottoman Empire (called the Sick Man at the time) which was brutally dismembered by the Allies in World War I.
To do justice to this contradiction in “Gli Italiani” pottage of personas, the idiom“La Bella Figura”has to be deciphered: it is a phrase that conveys the sense of completion and perfection. When Italy is remembered comes to mind a set of industries that ascended to the pinnacle of perfection, to name a few, Ferrari and Lamborghini in the automotive world, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana and Versace in the realm of fashion, and the Italian cuisine with its wine, grapes, olives, bread, cheese reaching the extreme in variety and quality, not to forget the Roman architecture with its lavish Thermae (Roman Bath) exported to four corners of the world,the painters and sculptors:Da Vinci and Michael Angelo, and, and, ...if the sea is to become ink; the sea would be consumed before writing enough word to do justice to La Bella Figura.
The Genoese are relentlessly bent on nurturing their silence; you cannot distinguish the rich from the poor except inthe land of death wherethe most exotic and beautiful cemeteries are.The Genoese, who silently dedicates all his life working for his eternity, might befound in thrifty abstemiousclothing barely shielding him for cold and contented by food hardly keeping him from hunger, however, upon his death, you will learnfrom his tomb -his final resting place - of his obscene wealth.
Genoa is infestedby restaurants and shops known only to experts with in-depth knowledge of the city. Those places were established centuries ago, and offers folkmeals using the same methods that were common since the early times. The wood stoves still make you think for a moment that the Genoese are unawareof the concept of electricity or it didn’t reach them yet.
I stumbled upon one of those restaurants.
The most popular dishesin demand are salted cod, calamari and polipo (octopus). A cod dish is similar to the British Fish & Chips but cooked the Italian way which was probablypassed on to the British during the Roman era. I am inclined to support theassumption that this dish has long been known in Italy in addition to the assumption that potatoes which were specifically brought by the sailors from South America since itsgrowing did spread only from the mid-sixteenth century.
The Genoese dish is called “Pesce In Carpione”which has fish dipped in flour, which is fried and served with vinegar and it is unparalleled in taste and flavor.
This dishcan be a takeaway and eaten without the need to finda chair and a table. It is made with chickpea flour and vinegar, not the traditional flour used in the Britishrecipe.
Back to the restaurant, italso offersa historic dishused to be servedto the Roman soldiers in their dispersed garrisons, it is called La Farinata, which is a pie also made of chickpea flour. It is considered to be an authentic dish from Genoa Liguriawile beingcalled by some “The dish of the poor”.
Genoese cuisine cannot be mentioned without coupling it with basil: Indian basil entered Italy from the ports of Genoa to later conquer the rest of Italy.
Can you imagine a Genoese dish without Indian basil? Basil is an ingredient in Genoa authentic dish such as Mandelli Di Seta: silkpastawith basil.
Who does not know Genoese pesto; a puree made from basil and olive oil? That’s why a story is told abouta Japanese delegation who demanded to hold the pestobecause garlic is an ingredient and they do not eat garlic. The story may seem common, but it is undoubtedlyuncommon in Genoa: if Genoese pesto is not a principal player in the food it is as if the spirit of the table ascended and it was left aworthless body without soul.
Pesto is made by crushing basil leaves with olive oil, grated Parmesan cheese (named after the city of Parma), pine nuts and a little salt all mingled in a marble mortar. On the same tablea basil-specific silkhandkerchief is prepared, where flour is mixed with eggs and garlic adding some salt.At that moment, one may mention the redness not the yellowness of the eggs, because the egg yolks in these areas appears to be orange in color as if gazing at a setting sun - “When it sets inside the lips of her fair face it renders a twilight on her cheek.” Marwan Ibn Abdulrahman said.
The Genoese pesto is of indigenous ingredients: everything in it can be harvested from Genoese soil and it seems that calling the pasta dish “handkerchief”is reminiscent of a women waving her handkerchief to her lover whom is about to sail.
Thus the name is metonymic: when a silk napkinis spread thenfilled with Pesto and dough on a table to be repeatedly mixed, kneadedandspread with a wooden rolling pin several times, then rolledinto silk-thick pies, then if air is blown, it will flutter mimicking a handkerchief in the hand of a Genoese lady bidding farewell to her lover.
Later, water is boiled in a cooker, and shreds of the napkin itselfaresubmerged. Some of the pesto napkin elixir is decanted into the pies. You will feel as if in a buffer between preparing the dish ... and serving it: an uninterrupted prayerritual.
Bella Figura for a dining table would be possible if one is to realized that there is an element present in a dish served by a “Bella Donna”: …love.

The merchant, the farmer, the employer, the waiter and even the pope himself are forged from the same clay, Italian clay, and the characteristics are shared by ...all, they are a peculiar amalgam created from one clay but mixed with different personalities. The first character would be St. Pio, dwelling in every Italian with his holy wounds; for Pio was bearing what is known at the Catholic Church of Christ as Stigmata: the appearance of marks and sores in locations corresponding to the wounds of Jesus Christupon crucifixion. That was in September 20, 1918. This character with its tormenting wounds lurks in every Italian, yes, in every Italian lives a tormented saint named Pio. The second Character is Marco Polo, the man who traveled a lot and compiled the most famous travel book in history, but perhaps never left his cell in Genoa prison. In Venice, the street that passes in front of his house is still called till today “Themillion fold”alluding to themillion lies he told. Italians are still doubtful of everything that was narrated by the traveler of places he has been to or people he has met. The third character that is found in the Italian “dough” is that of Casanova, the man who would cross miles for woman if they moved an inch for him to later whispers words synonymous to those of Umar ibn Abi Rabia: “My greetings are to her if she loves my greeting, if she hates them then my greetings are to the next one”; said in the most Italian way of course. Such are the real thoughts of an Italian lover however he will swear that his false wooing is the most truthful. Italy is a huge laboratory to bread strains of love; it is a country of lovers. In every Italian hides a Casanova waiting for a woman to turn up on a balcony. For every man visiting Italy should be wary that his beloved one is preyto the nets of Casanova set up at the Rialto, Ponte Del DiavoloandIl Canale Di Zanzare (Cannel of Mosquitos) of Venice. Every womanbelieving the pledges of Italianlove is to realize what devastation would tumble upon her.Who’s to forget Lady Monteguwhen hit by an Italian meteor named Francesco throwing her off course. She bewailedthe misfortune that led her to Italy - as narrated byWill Durant.Not to forget Louisa Tetrazzini, the greatest Soprano of Italy when another meteor shimmered in her skytoppling her from the ivory tower to end glorious years at the halls of Europe and the theaters of New Yorkwith solitude and grief, and to return at the abject sunset of her life from Latin America to Italy boarding the third classof a sea cruiser.And for the circle of love to be complete, Verona is not far away, there Juliet keeps her window ajar awaiting Romeo to raise from the ashes and climb to her veranda. The fourth characterpatch that is part of the Italian quiltis the adventurer Christopher Columbus. The womb of a country surrounded by wateris bound to give birth to a sailor like Columbus who seajacked glory when he was able to convince king Ferdinand and queen Isabella of Spain that the planetis spherical, and that west bound course would land in the east, and vice versa. He topped the proposal with promises to fulfil the childhood dream of every Italian: treasures of gold and jewels …he lived up to his word.Genoa is worthy of being associated with the man who returned from aquestof the New World. In any text regarding such character, it should be pointed out that the Italian does not live out of his memory: when traveling to a country, it carries all that is needed in addition to luggage of course:the grocer, butcher, baker, tailor, barber and cobbler inside are also carried on the trip, even vendettais packed to the new country. Perhaps the Italian Mafias, the likes of Al Capone’s,founded in Sicily have excelled in exporting their gorydifferencesto become an authentic component of the cultural fabric of their new country. Genoa; the capital of Liguria and the province of Genoa had an armada calledLa Superbareigning over the Mediterranean for a period of time, and Genoaharbor is still considered one of the largest ports of the Mediterranean and the largest in Italy. The Italians ruled the world at intervals starting from the Roman era, and in the period following the division of the inheritance of the Ottoman Empire (called the Sick Man at the time) which was brutally dismembered by the Allies in World War I. To do justice to this contradiction in “Gli Italiani” pottage of personas, the idiom“La Bella Figura”has to be deciphered: it is a phrase that conveys the sense of completion and perfection. When Italy is remembered comes to mind a set of industries that ascended to the pinnacle of perfection, to name a few, Ferrari and Lamborghini in the automotive world, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana and Versace in the realm of fashion, and the Italian cuisine with its wine, grapes, olives, bread, cheese reaching the extreme in variety and quality, not to forget the Roman architecture with its lavish Thermae (Roman Bath) exported to four corners of the world,the painters and sculptors:Da Vinci and Michael Angelo, and, and, ...if the sea is to become ink; the sea would be consumed before writing enough word to do justice to La Bella Figura. The Genoese are relentlessly bent on nurturing their silence; you cannot distinguish the rich from the poor except inthe land of death wherethe most exotic and beautiful cemeteries are.The Genoese, who silently dedicates all his life working for his eternity, might befound in thrifty abstemiousclothing barely shielding him for cold and contented by food hardly keeping him from hunger, however, upon his death, you will learnfrom his tomb -his final resting place - of his obscene wealth. Genoa is infestedby restaurants and shops known only to experts with in-depth knowledge of the city. Those places were established centuries ago, and offers folkmeals using the same methods that were common since the early times. The wood stoves still make you think for a moment that the Genoese are unawareof the concept of electricity or it didn’t reach them yet. I stumbled upon one of those restaurants. The most popular dishesin demand are salted cod, calamari and polipo (octopus). A cod dish is similar to the British Fish & Chips but cooked the Italian way which was probablypassed on to the British during the Roman era. I am inclined to support theassumption that this dish has long been known in Italy in addition to the assumption that potatoes which were specifically brought by the sailors from South America since itsgrowing did spread only from the mid-sixteenth century. The Genoese dish is called “Pesce In Carpione”which has fish dipped in flour, which is fried and served with vinegar and it is unparalleled in taste and flavor. This dishcan be a takeaway and eaten without the need to finda chair and a table. It is made with chickpea flour and vinegar, not the traditional flour used in the Britishrecipe. Back to the restaurant, italso offersa historic dishused to be servedto the Roman soldiers in their dispersed garrisons, it is called La Farinata, which is a pie also made of chickpea flour. It is considered to be an authentic dish from Genoa Liguriawile beingcalled by some “The dish of the poor”. Genoese cuisine cannot be mentioned without coupling it with basil: Indian basil entered Italy from the ports of Genoa to later conquer the rest of Italy. Can you imagine a Genoese dish without Indian basil? Basil is an ingredient in Genoa authentic dish such as Mandelli Di Seta: silkpastawith basil. Who does not know Genoese pesto; a puree made from basil and olive oil? That’s why a story is told abouta Japanese delegation who demanded to hold the pestobecause garlic is an ingredient and they do not eat garlic. The story may seem common, but it is undoubtedlyuncommon in Genoa: if Genoese pesto is not a principal player in the food it is as if the spirit of the table ascended and it was left aworthless body without soul. Pesto is made by crushing basil leaves with olive oil, grated Parmesan cheese (named after the city of Parma), pine nuts and a little salt all mingled in a marble mortar. On the same tablea basil-specific silkhandkerchief is prepared, where flour is mixed with eggs and garlic adding some salt.At that moment, one may mention the redness not the yellowness of the eggs, because the egg yolks in these areas appears to be orange in color as if gazing at a setting sun - “When it sets inside the lips of her fair face it renders a twilight on her cheek.” Marwan Ibn Abdulrahman said. The Genoese pesto is of indigenous ingredients: everything in it can be harvested from Genoese soil and it seems that calling the pasta dish “handkerchief”is reminiscent of a women waving her handkerchief to her lover whom is about to sail. Thus the name is metonymic: when a silk napkinis spread thenfilled with Pesto and dough on a table to be repeatedly mixed, kneadedandspread with a wooden rolling pin several times, then rolledinto silk-thick pies, then if air is blown, it will flutter mimicking a handkerchief in the hand of a Genoese lady bidding farewell to her lover. Later, water is boiled in a cooker, and shreds of the napkin itselfaresubmerged. Some of the pesto napkin elixir is decanted into the pies. You will feel as if in a buffer between preparing the dish ... and serving it: an uninterrupted prayerritual. 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