Food Market in Southern Italy

Every time I go back to Puglia, one of my usual stops is the food market in Brindisi. I just love it. Actually, I love markets as such as they always give you the perfect chance to get a glimpse of the local lifestyle, wherever you go.

Southern Italy boasts an incredible number of markets,  all of them  full of colours and variety. They are always a great place to find out what fruit and vegetables are in season, buy some fish which  arrives fresh from the nearest coast as well as some locally sourced meat.

Walking among the market stalls and looking at them through my camera lens.

Brindisi-Food-Market

Enjoying the colours, flavours and atmosphere. Thinking about my lunch.

And my dinner, actually.

Carrots

Orange veggie touch, inevitable in my breakfast smoothie.

Turnip-Tops

Turnip tops. Puglia’s signature.

WhataCouple

How to smile like an Italian. With your heart first.

Radish

On looking beneath the surface of things. Hidden underground crunchiness and colour.

Green-Cabbage

Who said I have to be white?

Fennel-Seller

Playing ‘O Sole Mio’ in my head.

Courgette-Flowers

A bunch of delicacy.

Sharon-Fruits

Nope. Not an apple. You can slice and munch me like one though.

Parsley-and-Chillies

Thinking about spaghetti with mussels? Something to buy fresh. Chop, chop, chop.

Fresh-Fish

Shiny silver treasure from the sea.

Happy-Fishmonger

Someone who loves his job. Making this market even more special.

Fish-Fillet

Poaching, broiling, grilling and frying. Always about fish.

Fish-mix-and-Octopus

Fishing for the right recipe?

My-Fishmonger

Making people’s life in the kitchen a bit easier.

Mussels

Cheap, quick to cook and delicious.

Mussels-and-Crab

Someone loves to be different.

Arborio-Rice-and-Legumes

A little bit of each. Always in my pantry.

Apple-Eater_

Why just selling them?

Clementines2

As good as an orange. Just pocket-size.

Mushrooms-Seller

Not wild. Still very nice.

Aubergines

Purple beauties.

Artichokes

In Neruda’s words “The tender-hearted artichoke, dressed up as a warrior”.

Tomatoes

And again “no pit, no husk, no leaves or thorns – the tomato offers its gift of fiery color and cool completeness

Olives

You can’t think of Puglia without thinking “olives”. You really can’t.

Red-Onions

Before becoming a jam. Yes, a jam. Perfect with matured cheese.

Grape-Seller

Showing off a little bit.

Mixed-Grape_

Big, sweet, juicy.

Malvasia-Grape

Blended with Negramaro. Perfect bond in a glass.

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