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.”
“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,
“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,
“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.