The title is a literal translation from Italian. The 'balls' in question are sausages. Why they should be attributed to an elderly male relative whose balls, I should imagine, are more likely to resemble pickled walnuts, is quite beyond me. Maybe size increases with age (hasn't worked in my case!). Norcia, Umbria, May 2007.
That's it from me for a while. Catch with up you all again soon, I expect.