A Happy International Woman's Day to all of you out there of that persuasion.
In the US there is no official celebration of Women's day but Italy still remembers what women have contributed to society and life as we know it. According to my husband, Fabrizio, the celebration took off after WWII, to acknowledge the contribution and sacrifice that Italian women made working in the factories and fields such during WWII when the men were not in such plentiful supply. In our Piemonte region I saw a program one day on the women of the war era that took on the planting of the rice that is so beloved by northern Italians for our very scrumptious world famous risottos. It was an interesting and inspiring look at how women rise to the occasion when needed and asked to do what it takes to get things done and carry on. so I just thought I would add my 2 cents and say "Here's to all the strong, inspiring women that I have known and would love to know over the years, a mimosa frond for you!"