Before the afternoon flight, the pilots temporarily focused their attention on the gastronomic theme of this year’s Meeting, the tripe which is famous in the Langa’s Culinary art. Initially, the British pilots were reluctant to taste this particular delicacy, tripe not being one of the "most favourite" British dishes. To persuade them, the organizers - as a joke - menaced “no tripe…no gas”, or “anyone who refuses the tripe gets no gas for the following sortie”. At this point, after an initial, tentative tasting, this local version of tripe enjoyed a well-merited wholesale success!
In the picture: One-man balloons overfly the Langa’s wineyards during the 3rd International Single-seat Balloon Meeting held at Barolo, Cuneo Province, on October 23, 24 and 25, 2009. (Aeromedia))
(Aeromedia, October 2009)