Guest post sent by Andrea from Paris
– 28/Feb/2008 19:00
One grey New Year’s Day in Paris my sister and I decided to go for a walk. Our senses happily dulled from the night before, we wandered through Montparnasse; a high wall herded us along the sidewalk.
Suddenly, it broke into large gates: a cemetery lay beyond. We hesitated, but our curiosity was piqued, so we went in...
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...