WARNING! This blog post may lead to undesired weight gain…or, why everyone with an appetite should love Italy.

Shopping for fresh food in the heart of Bologna

Shopping for fresh food in the heart of Bologna

Okay, here’s the story.  It’s brutally hot again today in California, for what seems like forever.  I’m hungry.  And all I can picture are the sweet and savory delights of an Italian marketplace, where the freshest of produce, fruits and flowers tempt the unwary.  You may want to skip this posting if you’re hungry.

Produce barge at the Ponte dei Pugni, San Barnaba, Venice

Produce barge at the Ponte dei Pugni, San Barnaba, Venice
The savory bounty of  Emilia-Romagna

The savory bounty of Emilia-Romagna

Tutti frutti, anyone?

Tutti frutti, anyone?

My favorite!

My favorite!

Warning:  Never window shop in Italy unless you are hungry

Warning: Window shopping in Italy will make you hungry.

Locavores delight...always fresh!

Locavores delight…always fresh!

Even the inedibles look are tempting...

Even the fiori look tempting…

And if the markets close and the skies cloud over, you can always duck inside and find a delicious pizza.

San Gimignano in the Rain

San Gimignano in the rain

See?  I warned you not to read this hungry!

Copyright 2013 Patrick W. O’Bryon

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About Patrick W. O'Bryon

Writer. Traveler. Europhile, especially Italy and France. Real Estate Broker. Former academic in the field of Germanic Studies, Princeton Ph.D., interpreter and community liaison with the US Army in Germany. Hobbies: rescuing animals from abuse, abandonment and mistreatment, and being sous chef around the kitchen to my chef de cuisine wife.
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6 Responses to WARNING! This blog post may lead to undesired weight gain…or, why everyone with an appetite should love Italy.

  1. oliviaobryon says:

    I spotted Dani in the first pic 🙂 Love this post, headed to the kitchen now.

  2. Laurel Housh says:

    Awesome! I love Italy as well!!!! oh my the pasta…need I say more?

  3. Treedson says:

    Love the way of Italian cooking, with your pictures is even clearly show, Italian is very serious with their food. Thanks for sharing.

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