15 July 2007

Summer is...


...White wine with peaches aka vino bianco con percoche.

For best results put the jug in the fridge for a few hours so that the peaches can soak in the wine and be chilled. If you haven't got time just leave them to soak for as long as you like - or even not at all. Drink the wine with your meal then eat the peaches out of the wine for dessert.

Percoche are the orange inside peaches - as seen in the photo - not the white variety. I'm not sure if the word "percoche" is a used only in Neapolitan or all over Italy. Che ne sacc.

13 comments:

Pola said...

Percocca is a fruit made using pesche + albicocche. They are available everywhere in Italy but are not so frequent.

J.Doe said...

I've never had vino biano con perecocce but I have had peaches soaked in chianti. They are really good so I'm sure peaches n white wine are great too.

sognatrice said...

On sacciu ma faccio sempre con le pesche ed il vino rosso. Purtroppo non mi piace il vino bianco...comunque la foto รจ bellissima!

Delina said...

Thanks Pola. Here they're very common during the summer.

J.doe, hmmm soaked in Chianti, that's a good idea. I don't think the peach thing should be done if the wine is too good though - that would be a shame.

Sognatrice, agg' capi'. Devo provare anche io con vino rosso. Grazie per i complimenti :)

Romerican said...
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Romerican said...

yum!!!! i love peaches in white or red wine.
my nonno, who was a farmer in the caserta area, used to call all peaches "percoche". boh, i was under the impression it was dialect for "peaches".

KC said...

I bet that's delicious. I've only ever had peaches with red wine. We have a few percoche in the fridge, I think I hear them calling out for some white wine!

Kataroma said...

Hmmm...I have some ripe peaches at home. Maybe I'll buy some white wine on the way home and try this out.

Shelley - At Home in Rome said...

I've never heard of percocche. When we make macedonia we like to put a sort of vino marsalato on it, a sweet red wine that I can't think of the name of at the moment. Mixed with sugar, it makes a nice syrup for the fruit salad.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

That looks so refreshing. Perfect for summer.

Caroline in Rome said...

You do realize that the peaches soak up all the alcohol so and become extremely alcohol-concentrated. You can get drunk eating a couple of peaches.

pat said...

"Percocca is a fruit made using pesche + albicocche." How interesting, I had no idea. Brava, brava Delia, parla o' napulitane.

Nadine said...

I love peaches. That sounds really yummy. I'll have to try it. Thanks.