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家鄉餅

(2005-02-02 05:25:29) 下一個

春藤一月底來作客的時候,送了我一個比較大的月餅。她說因為快過春節了。星期天晚上我再一次請華人朋友吃飯的時候,拿出來在微波爐裏熱了熱,當作珍品切成四塊和客人分了吃。

突然想起魯嘎諾的街頭,那個賣蓮蓉餅的中國人。他還站在那個拐角嗎?之前沒有人讓我知道熱熱的蓮蓉餅,那種芬芳和柔酥,尤為沁人心脾。或者隻是因為那種氣息吧。那一天我們在很早的清晨開車去魯嘎諾看山,順路去它的中心區的步行街散步。那個中國人就在一個纜車站附近的街角,殷情地招呼來往的過客。他的麵前放著一排賣小吃的行頭,煮好的東西排在一個食品罩裏,被薄薄的白紗蓋著。爐子上的蒸鍋熱氣騰騰,肉包子和蓮蓉餅的香味糾纏在一起。記得那天的空氣很濕很涼。食物的溫暖和香味飄在那條石街裏,還有那張中國的麵孔,好像是少年時常聽過的一段旋律,又縈繞在心裏。那一刻有忍不住要走近前去的感覺。其實我在瑞士平時是很少在街頭買小吃的,因為貴的緣故。可是蓋瑞看見了中國人也和我差不多興奮,笑著用英文慫恿我,我們得去買幾樣東西幫襯他一下,這樣你還能和他說幾句中國話。我就去要了個蓮蓉餅,蓋瑞要了個包子,女兒要了春卷。那個人很有禮貌地把錢找給我們。可是中國話交流得不太順利,那個人隻會說粵語和德文,而且好像沒有功夫和我這個同類聊天。蓋瑞後來說有些遺憾,不過那些小吃卻還是美味,讓人流連。所以一直還記得月餅溫熱一點會更香些,那一點溫度裏傳達的家鄉的感覺更真切些。

人到了歐洲,我開始覺得月餅是一種特殊而稀有的食品,它的樣子和味道代表的意義其實是很深重的。就好像月亮並不要等到中秋,才代表團圓和對家的想念。每逢過元旦、春節、複活節、中秋等大節假日的時候,可以有時間想家,它就一律可以作為用來慶祝的甜品。雖然家鄉和親人在很遠很遠的地方,依然讓人回味起一種熟悉和溫暖的滋味。

記得小時候每年母親家的人從廣西寄來有母親家鄉風味的廣式月餅,裏麵的油滲透一層層的包裝紙,散發出誘人的香味。那是很久以前每家每戶都還窮苦的年代。媽媽小心地把那四個月餅鎖起來,鄭重地等到中秋節,然後用最好的大盤子端出來分給饞而且瘦的三個孩子。母親那個時候的珍惜和娘家寄來的月餅裏寄托的疼愛和牽掛,在20年後的今天,飄離了家鄉的我才體會到。

去年中秋的時候,正好在一個中國朋友的家裏聚會,因為有兩個人過兩天要回國了,給他們送行。約有十二個大人圍在飯桌旁,一盒月餅,共四塊,每塊切成四份。有個男生大聲說,我建議某某不要吃月餅,反正你們也馬上要回國了,省下來給其餘的人吃吧。我後來打電話回中國向母親提到這個故事,她覺得好笑,說他們那裏月餅沒人吃,有人家送的,有單位發的,在家裏堆積了好幾盒,都是廣式的,可是太甜膩,真的沒有人吃。我想一定是離開了中國的人才能真正了解那種對月餅的憧憬,一件小小的食品對心的撫慰。

每逢佳節倍思親,腦子裏浮起古老的那一句詩。這種感覺會一直伴隨著我,因為在過去的某一個日子,我選擇了離開故鄉的路,而且不再回頭。

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簡妮真人 回複 悄悄話 The aritcle about Essex, UK was by another person.
簡妮真人 回複 悄悄話 All three are very good for skying (big ski resorts) and are in the canton of Wallis. The most famous one is Zermatt, as there is the most beautiful mountain in the European Alps the "Matterhorn". Saas-Fee is a smaller, but a very charming village. I have never been to Verbier.

Here are the websites:
www.zermatt.ch
www.verbier.ch
www.saas-fee.ch

Some of the other good resorts are in the canton of Graubünden, like Davos, Laax or St. Moritz.

If you are a beginner in skying,I suggest that you book a course in advance. this will take 3 days or 5 days.
shichun 回複 悄悄話 By the way, there is one article talking about the study in Essex, UK. Did you study there?
shichun 回複 悄悄話 thanks for your advice, and I will go to the website to have a check.

I have never skied before, but want to have a try. My friend also mentioned Zermatt and asked to find info about Verbier and Saas Fee.
簡妮真人 回複 悄悄話 By the way, I think Zermatt is probably the most beautiful place for ski holiday, but only when you are a good skier.
簡妮真人 回複 悄悄話 http://usa.myswitzerland.com/en/welcome.cfm
is a good website for orientation, where you can find different offers.

I usually ski around Zurich area, which is more for locals and not common for tourists, because the scenery is not so famous.
shichun 回複 悄悄話 Hi,

Yes, I agree. Only people living in foreign countries can have this special feelings. I would go to China town in London to see some celebrations this year.

You must ski a lot in switzerland. do you have any recommendations there? value for money? or are there any websites to look for some deals?

I plan to go to switzerland in eastern holiday from London.

would appreciate your advice. Thanks
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