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  • Sunday, November 05, 2017

    Fruit In Bread

    PERUVIAN VARIETY
    Not A Fruit Cake
    an italian gift
    WALLPAPER:  PANETON  -  NOT PANETTONE
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    .. Straight from Peru. This is Paneton. The Italian version is Panettone. Mention of the Italian bread stems from 1470 and it's history as a special bread can be traced to Roman times.
    .. It has way too many eggs and way too much butter and way too much liquore.
    .. Although recipes vary both locally and internationally the breads are similar enough to be recognizable when presented and eaten. The spelling is interesting in the Peruvian variety.
    .. A small international uproar has been brewing lately between the bakers in Peru and those in Italy. The Italian bakers claim that the Peruvian version is bogus and needs to conform to Italian baking standards. The folks in Peru note that the bread was initially imported and locally made by Italian immigrants and is just as authentic as any from Italy.
    .. We like them both and usually make a modified Italian version in tall coffee cans or short porcelain casserole dishes. They all are delicious and are best served with soft butter spread thickly on both sides of each wedge shaped slice.
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    .. Yellowstone National Park has closed the west entrance road due to our 18" of snow. Officially the entrance will close tomorrow.
    .. There is still good to excellent catching on the Madison River and Madison Arm Estuary. Snowmobiles are recommended.
    CARRY IT
    .. The South Fork of the Madison River is showing pods of very large fish in the estuary. Some of the giant fish have made it up to the old power line road.
    .. This group of runners is on time and perhaps a week early. The roads are still open but snowmobiles are highly recommended.
    .. Bear spray is required as elk guts are being happily consumed by the local bruin population.
    .. Sledheads who fish are using long stout leaders and short casts from the shore.
    STANDARD FARE
    .. Let a lightly greased dark streamer slowly sink in the gentle current. Mend the line and leader a couple of time and then pull the fly under water. Slow jerky retrieve at the end of the drift near the shore.
    .. We've said it before and say it again now: this is the most productive runner fishing in the neighborhood. Visitors don't appreciate snow and, local guides and counter help are busy telling stories and keeping warm near the fire in the pub.
    .. Many large rambunctious fish + low traffic + light pressure = many dances per hour.
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    .. It's bright overcast. It's late morning. We used our extra hour for some shut-eye. Breakfast was large and filling. The good neighbor sled vendor has a snow machine waiting. Off we go.
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    WALLPAPER:   FOR THE NEIGHBOR'S KIDS