Il Mercato-Parte Uno (The Market)

by cakeduchess on June 18, 2012 · 20 comments

Assaggiate le albicocche. Sono dolcissime. Taste the apricots. They are very sweet. And I did. I stood there in the light drizzle on a chilly summer afternoon tasting sweet apricots. The juice was dripping down my chin as I juggled my camera in my other hand. I wasn’t ready to taste a sample just yet.

Trying to stay dry and at the same time capture this delicious array of fruit strewn out on display in front of me. There was my friend beckoning me to try another one. I’m the German reporter every time he sees me. “Fa una foto di me?” Will you take my photo?

Of course I’ll take your photo and I will take a few more samples of your apricots as sweet as honey. “Grazie!” he told me when I finished the photos. He offered me a few more apricots to take to the kids waiting with their nonno around the corner. “Ci vediamo la settimana prossima.” Yes, see you next week.

That’s a glance of the produce market at my mother-in-law’s town in Italy. Doesn’t it make you hungry?;)

Thank you for stopping by today to say hello!:) I will be back soon with some more photos. :)

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Ellen B Cookery June 21, 2012 at 5:06 pm

I just love Italy. There’s nothing like the outdoor markets!


Pacheco Patty June 21, 2012 at 5:18 pm

I love following your posts from Italy, this market looks just wonderful! Have fun on your trip;-)


Shulie June 21, 2012 at 6:49 pm

How fantastic Lora. Am living vicariously!! Sounds like you are having such a good time in Italy!!


A Thought For Food June 21, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Look at this market! I could live there. Yes, I think I would like that. Thank you for sharing!


Jennifer June 21, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Lovely photos! Grazie!


Elisabeth June 21, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Lora, I remember these lovely produce markets when I was there three years ago…remember? You guys sent me there all by myself; I sure had a quick crash course in the Italian language. I enjoyed every minute of my stay there with your sweet in-laws. Sure miss those wonderful markets, and the amazing bakeries!


Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 21, 2012 at 8:38 pm

I love, love the markets in Italy. Thanks so much for sharing your pictures with us – I’d love an armful of those apricots!


Reem | SImply Reem June 22, 2012 at 3:12 am

Beautiful…This looks fabulous..
We are planning a trip to Italy this summer… so looking forward to it.


Paula June 22, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Nothing like an open air market…especially if you are walking through and sampling from one in Italy! Enjoy your visit ;)

P.S. Say hello to your lovely Nonna for all of us, be sure to tell her how much we enjoy your posts when she and/or her baking are featured.


Reeni June 23, 2012 at 12:15 am

It makes me hungry. . . and jealous!


Lisa June 23, 2012 at 2:38 am

I want apricots that drip juice down my chin with each bite! Lora – what a fantastic market..I would spend at least two hours there! I love that the vendor wanted you to take his photo! German reporter? Love it! Beautiful photos too!


maja June 23, 2012 at 4:34 am

Great food!!!


Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef June 23, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Yes I’m hungry but the image in my mind of the apricot juice running down your chin has me craving an apricot!

Lovely photos and that’s a perfect market.


Rebecca Subbiah June 23, 2012 at 1:43 pm

great market enjoy


Jamie June 23, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I am so jealous, baby! I love markets in Italy and miss them so. I do want to do Italy with you one day…. Love the pics!


bunkycooks June 23, 2012 at 7:57 pm

What a fun time! I loved the markets we saw in Europe and the people are definitely the best part. Enjoy!!


Ilke June 24, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Love it! I did not have time to do farmer’s market when we were in Rome. Definitely on the list next time (home the next time is soon!)


Lyndsey June 25, 2012 at 3:54 am

It sure looks like a great place to be! I would love a bite of those apricots!


Mari June 26, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Wonderful market. I wish I was there. Thank you for sharing with us these pics. Enjoy your vacation.


Kristina June 30, 2012 at 3:18 am

gorgeous colors! I am so happy to have so many (fabulous!) farmers markets in Portland… but I’d sure like to be at that one!

glad you are having a lovely time, my friend! thanks for sharing with us.



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