Market Day in Umbertide

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It was a cool and drizzly morning, but that wasn’t going to stop us from going to the market.  It’s early in the growing season, and even though Italy has had a bout of unseasonably warm weather, it didn’t mean that tomatoes were in season.  But we did come home with beautiful, purple baby artichokes, fava beans, sweet peas, lettuces, the last of the blood oranges, and some cheese and pancetta.
My favorite cheese guy and my fish guy weren’t there today, but I consoled myself with some gorgeous little fishies and fresh shrimp from Sicily, that we fried up for lunch. . These vendors travel from town to town, and in the slow season, they take some well-deserved time off. Hopefully, in another few weeks, all the usual suspects will have returned to Umbertide.Fried_fish
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