Thursday, April 06, 2006

You say, "Tuna" and I say "Tonno"...

Another day, another item on the "New Calcium Diet" that I can't find at my local grocery store. To honor some outdated health trend, the Cincinnati based mega-grocery chain only stocks tuna packed in water. For the "jump start" to this diet, otherwise known as three days of protein and calcium loading, I have to suffer through cans of tuna packed in water as my protein hearty lunch. In all honesty, it was the first time I'd ever eaten tuna straight out of the can. Dr. Klauer offers helpful tips along the way. I followed her advise to grind whole peppercorns over the tuna and squeeze lemon wedges on top of it and found that this killed the strong odor coming out of the can.

Fortunately, there is an Italian wholesale distributer with a small retail market in Toledo called "Sofo's". There I found a few lovely cans of "Tonno" packed in olive oil. This made the lunches bearable. More taste and a firm texture.

The tonno is ready and available for my tavolo.

“Glass City Gourmet” is a chronicle of one woman's attempt to cook, eat, diet and entertain with both flair and whimsy while based in Toledo, Ohio. I encourage you to read on as the "Glass City Gourmet" attempts grand recipes, samples locally owned restaurants, visits indigenous markets and humbly pursues her quest to be formally recognized as the official "Glass City Gourmet".

1 comment:

  1. i love sofo's. def. a toledo gem.