November 11th, 2012

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festa di San Martin 2012

San Martin 2012

The quality of San Martin cookies is surely declining. I went out this afternoon (granted, a Sunday afternoon, after a serious acqua alta) to buy one and did not like what was on offer. Clearly, people with no sense of what the decorations should look like are making them. Tonolo was closed. Vizio Virtù had very arty ones, not gaudy-tacky enough. Rizzardini's were covered with tiny little puffs. One shop had sucking candies (for goodness sake!), not chocolates, on them. I finally settled for this one at the Rizzo in called dei Boteri. I have been drawing San Martin cookies since 2008 (see tag).