Okay, the food…it’s just spectacular!

When we first decided to spend three months in Florence, one of the things we were most looking forward to was shopping in the local markets and cooking meals in the apartment.  There are two major local markets that are within easy walking distance from us, the San Ambrosia Mercato and the Mercato Centrale – we have shopped at each of these markets every week, trying not to stock up on too much fresh produce or pastas. Our at-home cooking has been pretty good, despite the fact that we constantly see new osterias or trattorias during our daily ventures into different parts of the city.  On average we have tried to cook at least one meal each day – two if you include breakfast which we always have at the apartment.

Link to some of the local mercatos: http://www.aboutflorence.com/typical-markets-in-Florence.html

But, alas, our will power is not the greatest!  We have probably enjoyed more meals out than in, but that’s okay….we will survive!  At first I was taking photos of everything we were eating, but I started looking like a real tourist (although I do take pictures of delicious looking meals where ever we are).  I thought I would share some of our at-home meals and out-on-the-town meals.  Enjoy and be happy that there is not one calorie in any of these photos!  Ciao…xxoo

Zuppa di Pesci

Zuppa di Pesci

Oven baked pizza at the Mercato Centrale Nuovo

Oven baked pizza at the Mercato Centrale Nuovo

roasting tomatoes at the apartment

roasting tomatoes at the apartment

appetizer with anchovies, bread, butter and vodka shots

appetizer with anchovies, bread, butter and vodka shots – Trattoria Garga

Pasquale's cappucino

Pasquale’s cappucino – Cafè Mingo

wild boar sauce

wild boar sauce – Bettola Vecchia

piselli

piselli – at Bettola Vecchia

At Cafè Libertà

At Cafè Libertà – Pear Tart

Frank's homemade chick pea soup at the apartment

Frank’s homemade chick pea soup at the apartment

At the apartment

At the apartment – Pasta è vongole

At Good Tastes of Tuscany with Chef Luciano

At Good Tastes of Tuscany with Chef Luciano – Panzanella

 

 

 

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5 Responses to Okay, the food…it’s just spectacular!

  1. dldisney.dld@gmail.com says:

    What a wonderful experience. I would have done the same I am such a foodie. Thank you for sharing ❤️

  2. karen58 says:

    Would Frank mind sharing his recipe for the chick pea soup? We love soups and this looks delicious.

    • Hi Karen, I will ask him about the recipe, you know, it’s one of those recipes that’s different each time he makes it but there is one particular favorite in a cookbook that we have at home. I will email it to you when we get back if that’s okay.

  3. Pingback: Panzanella made by our chef Luciano, typical tuscan recipe | Blog Good Tastes of Tuscany

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