24 April 2011

The EGGcited Rooster...

a cartoon classic from 1952
starring Foghorn Leghorn, voiced by Mel Blanc

via Looney Tunes

Recently on a day-long Italian Culinary Tour with
The Fork and the Road, one of the stops was DeLallo’s.

DeLallo’s Italian Foods is a multi-generation family run business with an impressive selection of...
well, just about everything...

including Italian Eggs

Wait, what?

Mr. DeLallo, you’re pulling my Foghorn Leghorn leg right??

The Leghorn is a breed of chicken
with origins in Tuscan, Italy.
They were imported into America in 1853 and called Italians.
The chickens are from the western edge of Tuscany,
in English also known as Leghorn.

These chicks can lay some eggs too—around 280 per year!
Who knew?!

Dear Mary of The Fork and the Road,
I hereby royally crown your Fork as a jewel of a culinary Tour!


Had any Italian eggs lately?


Maddie Kertay- The Domestic Anarchist said...

Does Eggs Florentine Count.. if so..Yes!


Tricia Rose said...

I didn't know that!

We have a two volume, boxed set of eight videos called 'The Looney Tunes Golden Collection', complete with a whole lot of interviews and background information (and Foghorn Leghorn) - the whole thing is totally engrossing, and this post makes we want to view it all again.

It is perfect Christmas viewing, but I don't think I can wait - I hope you can get your hands on a set!

Susan T said...

I love Loony Tunes! Funnily enough went to a nearby garden centre the other day and admired some of those same chickens - tried to persuade husband to let me have some "think of the freshest eggs" nothing doing! his reply "think of the noise"

Gorgeous work as ever.

Sue xx

pretty pink tulips said...

I had no idea about Italian eggs.....but after years of not eating them, they have suddenly become my protein of choice.

Love that monogram!
xoxo e

Emily (The Culinary Couple) said...

Love this! I haven't had any Italian eggs recently, but I did have quite a few peanut butter eggs over my Easter weekend!

Julie (Monkey Grass Hill) said...

you learn something everyday! Love the fork and crown monogram.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow how interesting! I have never heard of them other than in the cartoon!! I also wanted to let you know that I have hit a milestone on my blog and am having an all natural organic giveaway. I hope you will enter.

Teresa said...

Italian eggs?! Who knew.
I haven't had a dose of Foghorn Leghorn in forever. Thanks for that!

quintessence said...

Who knew is right!! Mary deserves a beautiful crown on her fork!!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Well I never!! I didn't know that.

I really like the crown linked through the fork. So pretty. I think this is my favourite of your designs so far. Lovely!


Jo said...

You learn something new every day!

I've spent some time visiting your blog ~ your work is just amazing! I love monograms but yours are on a whole different level! Where does one begin?


Audrey Pettit said...

My goodness, I had no idea! How fun!