Welcome to Thursday Speakies:
If you are not a vampire you’ll love today because we celebrate “GARLIC DAY.” What is garlic? Officially it is Allium sativum a species in the onion genus. Its buddies include the onion, shallot, leek, chive and rakkyo. It is over 6,000 years old and is native of central Asia and has been used as a staple in the Mediterranean region. The Egyptians used it both for culinary and medicinal purposes. There you have it a little background on Mr. Garlic. Warning if you eat too much of it the smell will arise out of your body but the flavor is great in cooking. I always found a tomato pie from Papa’s with just garlic as a taste sensation.
To wash down that garlic taste how about a little Amaretto, that’s right we honor that great Italian liqueur today. It is a sweet almond-flavored liqueur made from apricots or almond pits. The creation of Amaretto involves an artist Bernardo Luini one of da Vinci’s students who was commissioned to paint a church sanctuary with frescoes in Saronno. The church was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and he needed a model and picked a young widowed innkeeper who became his model and more. Out of affection she made him a gift of steeped apricot kernels in brandy thus Amaretto was born. To me it’s a great liqueur just on the rocks for sipping. I especially like it over the Christmas holidays to warm the body and soul.
Did you know it is also “ADULT FILM WEEK?” Joey Z is not going deep on this one, if you are a fan of adult films enjoy your week. I guess you can also say its rated films for adults only and not the XXX films. I’ll leave it to you imagination Guys and Dolls and wish you a great day.