1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open it at page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence/ phrase.
4. Blog the next four sentences/ phrases together with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig your shelves for that very special or intellectual book.
6. Pass it forward to six friends
Luckily for me I'm reading a gem of a book and it's right here on my desk under my dinner plate. It's called "Delizia: The Epic History of the Italians and Their Food by John Dickie". It's fascinating stuff! Who knew pizza was once thought of as a disease carrying bread!
So page 123 states:
However, like many pontiffs who followed him during the Counter Reformation, Paul was personally abstemious, and a rigid observer of periods of fasting and abstinence.So there we go. Let's send this one on its merry way once again...
Pius IV, the next occupant of the throne, made Scappi into his secret cook in 1564. Pius IV was known to enjoy his food, but preferred simple fare, and ate more polenta than was good for him. (He was from Lombardy, after all.) Scappi notes in passing that he liked fried frogs dressed with garlic, and parsley (another good Po valley dish), and consumed with a great deal of barley water- one of the Work's recipes for convalescents.
I promise you it's a quick and easy one!