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How Do You Say “Confit” in Italian?

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Six gargantuan duck legs emerge from a long, warm bath of fat. Io sono stanca.

Each day I try to learn more Italian words, but yesterday it was “cosce d’anatra” over and over again.

Today I learned the words for spoons and stove. I only know two verbs: to be and to have (which is sometimes also to be). I can only be or have a finite number of things–a list of clothing and furnishings, tools and food, colors and temperatures. And I can only be (or not be) and have (or not have) in the present.

Tomorrow brings more ducks and salt for cutting and curing and, one can only hope, more verbs.


Written by etinnyo

January 26, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Posted in Food, Italy, Meat, New York

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