Don't you just love to snack?
It's my favorite time of day.
Merenda is a fantastic word, it roughly translates to afternoon snack, or high tea in Britain–and as part of every Italian's childhood, it means Nutella sandwiches. But merenda is not just an afternoon affair, a very popular merenda is the middle of the morning one, which is usually savory.
Above is a very healthy (cough) merenda I treated myself to the other day. I switched off the computer, ignored the chirping phone alerts, and enjoyed a quiet moment with a crateful of sharply aged provolone, semi-dried tomatoes and the end of a baguette.
What's your favorite snack?