Thursday, March 31, 2016

Morning Stroll to Mercato Trionfale

Finally getting over jet lag, Dr. C. and I decided to take a walk after our cappucino and cornetto at Caffe Della Commari and ended up at the new Trionfale Market in Prati.  It is literally around the corner from the apartment we are staying in, and of course, for me it was like being in a culinary Disneyland.  I'll let the photos speak for themselves.

Romanesco, although the photo doesn't do this one justice, they were almost as big as basketballs

Yarn as far as the eye could see, good for my other addiction

One big fish

Some serious beef

Not sure I'm in for the whole burger thing, one on the left arugula and cheese, one on the right prosciutto and cheese

Fava bean season is now!

Sorrento lemons

Softballs sized mozzarella di buffalo

Beautiful pastries

The aromas of freshly caught fish, and shellfish mingled with the scents of cheeses, meats, and freshly baked breads, and pastries, were all part of the scene.  Friendly vendors, and shoppers kind enough to let me take photos of all their wares.

Baccala, salted cod fish--not my fave

Serious sausage from Norcia

Gorgeous greens

this gentleman thought I wanted to take his photo, it was really the wild asparagus to the left!

I'd say this day is beginning well, and later on I get to see our friends at Noi Salon---desperate for a hair cut and some time with Rick Breco.Ciao for now.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Packing Up

Villa Aurelia--we will live in an apartment here

Dr. C. and I leave tomorrow for Rome.  I've been accepted as a visiting scholar at the American Academy in Rome and I'll be studying their Sustainable Food Project.  Click here to learn more about it. 
Although we have spent quite a bit of time in Rome, this will be an interesting experience living, working and writing among some of the best and the brightest. 
We will be in Rome for a month, then head to Spello for 2 weeks before heading home.  I'll be blogging and posting on Facebook, so I hope you'll come along.  Ciao for now.