After a long long long and boring boring boring Winter, Spring has finally arrived in Umbria!!
Spring brings here not only nice weather, flowers and the first gelati, but also a huge number of festivals.
Today, thanks to the amazing sunny day, we decided to go to Marsciano, a small town 20 km from Todi, for “Fiera Verde – Tradizioni e Sapori – Mostra del Biologico“, a “green” festival for the promotion of traditions, flavours and organic food.
The fair was really very nice and interesting with a lot of booths of organic food, gardening and hand-made products from Umbria and Italy.
Following the suggestion of a cute maialino (=piglet) who whispered to my suffering liver “magna che te frega” (=eat, don’t care about it), I decided to buy a cartoccio of fritto misto (=mixed fried vegs wrapped in paper), but just because the vendor assured me that all the fritto was organic!
But the real reason that pushed me to go to Fiera Verde today was the Degustazione di Mieli (=honeys tasting)!!
Having tasted, even in a professional manner, a lot of EVO Oils, Wines and Cheeses, I couldn’t miss a detailed guided honey tasting of organic -of course- honeys from Umbria and Italy.
I discover that – as we normally do at the wine school for Sommeliers – even the honey is tasted and classified for its colour, smell and taste.
We tasted 4 kinds of honeys. Through the pics that follow you can see the different colours…I am very sorry for the smell and the taste, as I still could not find an app for this……damn!!!!