THE FLAG OF
FOOD FOR RISORGIMENTO
Long before the baguette,
but not before the mozzarella,
there was the soldier and his bayonet,
and the dream of Italia Bella.
And long before the French and German kings,
in the basil of unification,
the saints prayed for the land of pesto and thin tomato rings,
for the birth of a sovereign nation.
MOZZARELLA AND PESTO BAGUETTE
Add pesto to the baguette. Put a few tomato slices into it. Fill it up with mozzarella and basil. Add salt and black pepper.