Yeah that was a ridiculous joke! But I couldn’t help it! Alright! So get ready for a super-duper long post! I went on a wonderful food tour of Florence (Firenze), Italy! …and here are some of the amazingly delicious and very new to me, things I tried!
This was a simple beef brisket that we had in the market, the green sauce was made from cilantro and was very refreshing…the red sauce was..HOT…I avoided it because I don’t like spicy things but a little bit of it got my piece and I was freaking out..talking crazy burn your face off kinda hot!
Next was freshly made raw ravioli! The filling was some sort of smooth cheese and pear, crazy sweet and interesting. The pasta was super tender and good <3
Then onto the delicious balsamic vinegar’s…Balsamic vinegar is one of my favorite condiments! <3 LOVE THIS STUFF.
We tried 7 different balsamic vinegar’s! Each one going up in age, the last one we tried was aged for 25 years, expensive but really good stuff and the older it gets the more concentrated it is. So the flavor is very strong and the texture starts to become almost like molasses <3
Next was olive oil…i’v never tasted anything quite like this. I use olive oil every day but this stuff tasted completely different! You could actually taste the olives..in fact it tasted like a fresh raw olive! Very strange indeed.. :D
Then the cheese’s with different toppings :) We had fresh mozzarella and parmigiano reggiano <3 TO DIE FOR.
The sauces were actually different kinds of chutneys, honeys and also truffle pesto-ish stuff ;) We bought several haha. We purchased the pear that was infused with essence of mustard (great stuff) and the mixed berry with truffle oil! NOM APPROVED.
Anyways, these are all the delicious things we tasted at the oldest food market in Florence. If you ever get a chance to visit Tuscany make sure you make your way to this market! <3