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