I did want to mention Parma not because of these delicious hams, or the cheese but
because of the wonderful presentation of the ice creams. There was one little shop right in the historical centre where they had a fabulous range of tastes. They did not just scoop them out but with a spoon they added 'petals' in the chosen flavours to create these lovely flower shapes, they were almost too beautiful to eat.
Back home I got my Italian cookery books out and made this delicious recipe, similar to coq au vin with rosemary picked in Gargnano, on Lake Garda. I've got enough to use for another dish. Isn't it great to ramble, especially on holiday?