on the stall
is the biggest
of them all!
Well, this was the biggest cedro [citron] I had seen for a long time and it was on display outside a greengrocer's on this opening day of our annual ChocoModica festival. I love cedri, both to eat, with seasalt and to cook with, so the sight of this one really cheered me up.
The chocolate festival, as you might expect, features lots of chocolate stalls, selling bars of all flavours, from banana to chilli to more traditional types and there were all kinds of chocolate products on sale, including liqueurs, cosmetics and even chocolate arancini [rice balls]. During the four days of the festival, there are also exhibitions, talks, tastings and demonstrations though I must say access is a problem to some of them and this needs attention.
You can watch chocolate sculptors and makers at work, though a finished chocolate sculpture would have been nice to see alongside those in production. Perhaps that is to come. I was fascinated by the fruit carving below but the highlight for me remains the cedro!
ChocoModica runs until 11th December and the full programme is here.