A market somewhere…

Naples, Italy

What is it about a market?  They excite, the bustle and life of them. In today’s world we are often disconnected from our most basic need.  Food.  There are few more intimate relationships in life than between us and what we consume.   Trying  to close the gap between grower and consumer leads you to….the market.   The cozy relationships with the seasons,   the sense of place they provide will teach you so much, because that is where the real people are.

This is where the food on sale tells a story about local life.  Why a cuisine is the way it is – the history, the traditions, the answer is here, at the market.

We sought out markets wherever we could.  Some are pretty, and take place in beautiful structures, others are in windy sheds.    Here are some stories….