Local Neighborhood Market: Florence
I love visiting markets that locals go to when I travel to new countries and cities. It allows me to see what it's like to live in the day of a life of someone else. What is it like to to be a Tuscan or one who lives in Florence? We visited a local supermarket when we visited Florence this summer. I pulled a bunch of produce from their store and brought it back to our Airbnb. The one highlight of my supermarket raid was the fresh cheese and tomatoes they had. When you taste truly organic and delicious in season vegetables and fruits, you realize how little you really have to do with it. No cooking necessary. The stracchino cheese along with the super sweet tomatoes made for the perfect lunch. The cheese was so creamy without being too heavy and complemented the freshness of the tomatoes. Extra virgin olive oil and rich balsamic just elevated the meal a notch up.