Friday, August 13, 2010

Thousand Egg Omelette

The hillside town of Padula.

When the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V visited the Carthusian Monastery at Padula the monks prepared in the monastery kitchen a "FRITTATA DELLE MILLE UOVA," an omelette of 1,000 eggs. There is a reenactment of this culinary accomplishment on August 10th each year, using a giant iron cooking "pan" that was erected in the front courtyard in 1996.

The courtyard of the Carthusian Monastery
The old monastery kitchen
The cooking "pan" specially designed to flip the omelette.
We visited the monastery on August 11th! The omlette was all gone!

1 comment:

Willym said...

Those crazy Carthusians!