THE FLORENCE MARKET
With the ease and convenience of the
"modern" supermarket, the Mercato Centrale in Florence is struggling
to maintain its historic place as a center for good comestibles.
I said, "Prosciutto, anybody???"
Nerbone is a famous place for a sandwich...Boiled beef is sliced to order and
then placed on a roll with some sauces...people line up all day long at this
place. It's on the first floor of the hall off in a corner....You'll find
it if you stroll around for a while.
Adding the sauce to the sandwich.
Someone order a half liter of wine to wash down their panino.
"Cada uno"??? Are we in Barcelona or Florence???
Cleverly hidden in the jar in the center are some fresh tartufi
Roman style artichokes with the commentary "Fabulous!"
Venture upstairs to the second floor and you'll find all sorts of fresh fruits
A few fish mongers are on the ground floor...
My pal Giampaolo Chiettini recommends this little trattoria
near the mercato...
Via Rosina, 2
Behind Mercato di San Lorenzo in the Piazza Mercato Centrale
Open for lunch only.
Meanwhile, over at the "supermarket"....
I was interested to see these Mazzancolle are "preserved" with
sulfites (noted on the sign).
We strolled around Firenze before heading to Francesca's
parent's house for lunch.
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