Abruzzo is never far from my mind, as always in April, my thoughts turn to my late mother Louise Pergolini Tucker. Through the years photos kept our migrant grandparents in touch with their family. Travel was not easy, money was short
Two recent articles have inspired me to write about my late grandfather John Pergolini, longtime tailor. First, a review of a documentary about Italian tailors, which I have yet to see (Men of the Cloth -; a film by Vicky Vasilopolos).
Pizzelle are a typical sweet from Abruzzo. I have also heard them called cancelle or ferratelle. They are like a waffle but made thin and crisp. You can also form them into little cones as you take them off the iron