“We need, in love, to practice only this: letting each other go. For holding on comes easily; we do not need to learn it.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke
Food has a wonderful way of connecting us to our loved ones whom God has requested that we let go of, if only this connection lasts for a fleeting moment. Love manifests itself though a blessed memory that is truly a wonderful gift to behold.
Walking through Penn Mac the other week, I fingered a bag of Amaretti cookies and picked up one for a gift and one for myself if only to connect for a moment with my Nona. These little cookies make my heart warm with thoughts of her as I know that she loved these crispy little bites more than anyone.
Amaretti cookies are funny little things. Crisp yet simple, they aren’t meant to be savored like a decadent brownie but simply enjoyed with a cuppa….tea, coffee or otherwise and a bit of conversation. Their heady almond scent is evocative of wintry nights by the fire but in this case, I thought they might bring a subtle spicy depth to the juiciness of the summer peach.
In this recreation of a summer dessert, the satiny brightness of the peach gets drizzled in honeyed nuttiness. The crisp provides a nice contrast to the softness of the peach.