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[Photo Journal] Mercato Centrale in Firenze: Meat and Gelato Galore

Gelato and Meat in the Central Market of Florence, Italy


Myra here.

Every Tuesday, we share photographs from our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.

Over the past several weeks, I’ve been sharing food photographs – and this week is no exception.

Mercato Centrale in Firenze: Meat and Gelato Galore

Before visiting Florence, we did a quick internet search of food places that we must go to – and the Central Market in Florence happens to be one of them. It is a huge, sprawling edifice that is like a marketplace-cum-foodcourt. Lots of choices for the famished. Unfortunately, I missed out on the name of the eatery that caught our eye, but here’s our food!

“A strong and well-constituted man digests his experiences (deeds and misdeeds all included) just as he digests his meats, even when he has some tough morsels to swallow. ” 
― Friedrich Nietzsche


“To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomat – the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know how much oil to mix in with one’s vinegar.”
― Oscar Wilde


“To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living.” 
― Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly


“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” 
― Julia Child


My favourite part of the meal is dessert. And so we went up the second level of Mercato Centrale to find this dessert place – Il Cioccolato E Il Gelato.

And it does have a lot of gelato – and crepes!!

“So… Italian gelato. Take the deliciousness of a regular ice-cream cone, times it by a million, then sprinkle it with crushed-up unicorn horns.” 
― Jenna Evans Welch, Love & Gelato


“The end of the world made gelato taste a lot better” 
― Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus


“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” 
― Charles M. Schulz


So what did we end up having? Their world-champion cake, but of course; plus, crepes and espresso! To say that we went back to our AirBnB stuffed is an understatement.

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