July 14, 2011

The market in Bologna

It's not that I wouldn't have a fridge at home, but I go to the market almost everyday.

Mercato del Erbe Bologna

Going to the market doesn't mean you do just your errands - living in Italy is a commitment - you have to get the best out of the best! I have, like everybody else, my favourite vendors for vegetable, salami, ham, meat, Olives, Oliveoil, fish and cheese and my decision for the menu of the day is depending on the special daily offer at the market.
It's time consuming, not only because my chat with the sales person takes so long, everybody else is doing the same! But who on earth could decide in three seconds if he wants the ham (Prosciutto) soft or hard, sweet or salty, from Parma or Modena, or better the one on offer?

Where to go for cappucino in Bologna?

After this challenging work I have to make one last decition: in which bar will I take my cappucino? Leaving through the front entrance means a cappucino at the traditional but fancy Gamberini, leaving through the back entrance means a cappucino at the Bar al  Mercato where all sales persons taking their break, but never leave the market without!

2 comments:

admin said...

well put! You do have to get the best of the already fabulous offers available. Difficult decisions but oh well.

As for the coffee, well, for me the absolute best place in Bologna is...a secret I will not reveal publicly! Its a small caffe' where I would not be able to step into if it gained one more customer!!

I will take you next time we meet up. kisses

golosa-italia said...

Can't wait!