Saturday, December 20, 2008

Protectionism, Pineapple Style

Italians being food obsessed and all, snazzy and exotic fruits are often found in their holiday gift baskets. Well, the intrepid Agriculture minister who was so kind as to sponsor the cheese (partial) bailout, is advocating for a shift in this seasonal activity. The politician is pleading with citizens to forego foreign fruits, such as pineapple, in favor of locally-grown products of which many, of course, abound, including kiwis, which Martello and Trofie Wife believe to be totally odd. Kiwis=New Zealand. (They must be having a major existential crisis down under over other countries pilfering their crop.) For more information, see Disclaimer: we have purchased neither pineapple nor kiwis since arriving here and take no formal position on this matter.

Baci e gelato,

Martello e Trofie Wife

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