Thursday, 30 November 2017

Singable Limerick-Medley #19: EATING ITALIAN

POST #156: 
This blogpost is dedicated to J.H., with best holiday wishes, December 2017.

Singable Limericks 
ORIGINAL SONG: These verses can be sung to  "The Limerick Song", as per YouTube here.
LIMERICK VERSE:  Original verses composed by Giorgio Coniglio, and compiled in November
 2017. Many of the poems have been published at the OEDILF website (the Omnificent English Dictionary in Limerick Form) by Giorgio Coniglio, 2016-2017. The OEDILF identifying number (#) and the Author's Note accompanying each poem, where relevant, are shown following the first verse. 
WORDPLAY LINK: Folks who enjoy this song might also be keenly interested in the post on our other blog Giorgio's Weekly Wordplay entitled "The Culinary World Explored With Palindromes"
SONGLINK: Further musical adaptation of the story of Gino and his food intolerances can be found at blogpost #167, "Filastrocca: Pisa's Lean Trattoria".
CONTENTS:
1. Biscotto, Panino, and Cannolo
2. Caponata
3. Gnudi and gnocchi
4. Pisa's Lean Trattoria


EATING ITALIAN

A LIMERICK MEDLEY

(To the tune of "The Limerick Song". Display of the lyrics has been condensed to 4 lines for each verse, with internal rhyming in line 3, rather than the more customary 5-line limerick format.) 

1. In Italian, there's 'biscuit': biscotto.
Check that out with Giovanni, not Otto.
Some insist, "one biscotti" — That's a concept that's potty;
We should bury it deep in a grotto.
    Same applies to 'a roll': that's panino.
Please confirm that with Paolo or Dino.
For your lunch: two panini, or a bowl of rotini
(It's not easy to eat one rotino).
    For dessert, let's explore the cannolo.
Featured choice you'll adore. 'Marco Polo‘
Makes celestial cannoli —creamy filling that's holy.
Two's a lot, so start out with a solo.

2. Caponata, Sicilian dish
Sweet-and-sour eggplant salad — delish.
Vegans; don't be alarmed, as no capons get harmed.
Though the locals may serve it with fish, 
You can relish it just as you wish.

3. "Good as gnocchi, so try them — you oughtta,
Awesome dish that brings priests to the slaughter",
Said intrusive friend Rudy, "Tuscan name's pronounced NYOO-dee:
Naked balls of spinaci / ricotta."

4. Sneaking treats from his own gelateria,
Gino (suff'ring from frank diarrhea),
"So much flatus and gas; More gelati? I'll pass."
Bought a bakery, now lives lactose-free-a.
    A reprise: Where is Gino? Let's see, ah! —
Tasting dough in his pasticceria,
"GI symptoms persist; my physicians insist
I should quit, and exist gluten-free-a."
    Fat-free meals: Gino dreamed this idea
For his food enterprise number three-a
(Food intolerance quelled, clothing sizes had swelled) —
He'd start up Pisa's 'Lean Trattoria'.



UKULELE-FRIENDLY FORMAT
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