I ventured to Sant'Ambrogio this morning to see what we have to look forward to in the way of local fruits and vegetables as we move into the autumn season. I found a feast of colors -- rich, vibrant, and abundant -- which means plenty of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and prana.
Walk with me through the market...
Love these peppers
Have you tasted fried zucchini flowers? Mmmm...
Root veggies (above and below)
At Sant'Ambrogio, outdoors is where you will find the fresh fruits and veggies...
When you order a "pepperoni" pizza in Italy, you will end up
with a pizza full of "peperoni" instead of spicy sausage.
The last days of summer fruits
Happy to have broccoli and cauliflower back in season
Indoors is where you buy meat, fish, chicken, grains, and baked goods. You can even take a break for a caffé or have lunch.
"Schiacciata dell'uva" is a Florentine specialty this time of year. The tiny grapes used are in season only a few weeks.
Many fresh homemade pastas to choose from
Grains and legumes are bought at the "civaio"