Guest post sent by Andrea from Florence
– 11/Dec/2007 00:15
In Canada and the US, going to the market is an event for special occasions, an outing, a break from the supermarket – in other words, an exception. In Italy (and I imagine most other places in the world that filter life less) the market is still special, but for different reasons. Fresh food and eating well are integral to daily life; it is a given that gastronomy begins at the stalls. Granted, the market is a few steps removed from the watering and harvesting, feeding and slaughtering that produces even the average dish, but it is still a better point of departure for truly understanding cuisine than the supermarket.
The flavours for this venture are those of Florence
, Italy – that famous Tuscan cooking! If you can go armed with some knowledge or at least a culinary guidebook, you’ll be able to spot some of the most savoury and intriguing ingredients, which will aid you in your menu choices later on...
Guest post sent by Ree from Florence
– 12/Sep/2006 00:00
Italy is known for its coffee, and rightly so. I don’t know what the secret is, but I suspect it’s something in the water, the atmosphere, or possibly the technique involved in ordering and drinking it because try as I might, I cannot replicate the perfect espresso experience anywhere else. Follow these simple guidelines and you too can discover the joy of drinking coffee in Italy...