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Amarcord: that of coffee cream was made of ricotta cheese ...

"I have read the post on"bread and cottage cheese"And I was reminded of a particular time of my youth," said Maria, Agnonesi faithful reader who wanted to share with us his memories. The editors of the blog, always looking for stories, ha ascoltato con piacere la storia di Maria, facendo un salto nel passato.

Una cartolina di Agnone reperita dal gruppo Facebook "La Memoria fotografica di Agnone"

A postcard of Agnone retrieved from Facebook Group “The Agnone Photographic Memory”

The seventies had just overlook. Agnone had about 7000 inhabitants duly registered, ai quali andavano aggiunti tutti i non residenti, crowding pensions and the "boarding schools". Our charming town, to time, also it boasted a wide and varied range of shops, artisans and much more.

Maria had just 10 year old, his older brothers a few years, and he lived in a house in the center, a few meters from bars scattered; these were selling, as it happens today, also ice cream. However, says Maria, ad Agnone i gelati “arrivavano” nei banchi frigo solo a Pasqua, generally when the temperatures became warmer. No one would ever want to buy an ice cream in December ... anyone but a child.
Younger, It is known to all, They do not know the "seasonality" of products and food. In the summer you may have wanted hot chocolate, a gennaio un ghiacciolo. Therefore: how to do it if no one was selling ice cream?

La risposta è semplice, fast and economical. "We just needed a glass, la ricotta, coffee and sugar. Then mingled with everything, "said Maria, eyes smile when caresses the sweet memory with memory.

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We have prepared the cream, following the recipe of Mary. The result was excellent!

And that was out of this mixture?
"The result was a sort of mousse flavored coffee. It was a gelato homemade, with little expenditure of energy and, especially in economy. Basic was a coffee cream, like those that today we consume at the bar tables ».

Perciò, maybe, it was snowing outside and inside of you used to eat your ice cream with ricotta ...
"Exact. Generally it was my sister Arianna to prepare it for all. I remember that very often my friends were at home, and we spent the afternoon in front of the fireplace to warm us as we rinfrescavamo with coffee cream. Lo so, It is nonsense but we had 10 years…".

Do you ever feel like your coffee cream?
«Certo! Every time me and my brothers, we make it even. a taste, if only to remember that simple things you can do very much ".