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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Alba - Giorno 9

Thursday is market day and I thought I'd start with some photos from the market.





This is where you'll find the real farmers market - what you see for sale here is either made or grown by the people selling it



Whereas, the rest of the market is a mix - some are growers, some are wholesalers



the produce is a mix of locally grown and imported - it can be from a different region or country and generally you'll see origin information on the tags.





Like these fantastic peppers are from Cuneo.







Lunch was a simple affair - start with fresh bread from La Forneria



add some fabulous salami from Guido



and finish with cheese and giardiniera (made by me)




and a couple of bottles of Ginger Baladin.





Dinner was the result of an impulse purchase at the butcher - these individual sized cotechino



Really simple to cook - prick them just a few times then simmer for about 20 minutes. Cut in half, saute until golden and they are ready. Serve on top of creamy parmesan mashed potatoes

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