Some years ago, on our anniversary,
The lunch, at the Vecchia Lugana restaurant on the lakeshore just east of Sirmione, saved the day. It began with this turkey breast with pomegranate, an old Lombard recipe, served as an appetizer. It was beautiful to see, the vermilion of the pomegranate seeds studding the turkey’s creamy flesh. But more wonderful yet was the taste. As each one of the crunchy seeds burst under one’s teeth it released a few drops of juice that was tart and sweet at once, mingling with bitefuls of the breast, injecting life into the mild flavor of the turkey.
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