Andiamo al Mercato! Come to the Italian Market.
No, I do not speak Italian….but I can say “Besame Mucho”…I just love that Italian song…. 😉
And I do love Italian food!
I do love shopping for specialty items and we have a wonderful Italian Market right here in Cape Coral.
It is run (and owned) by a family of Italians and they stock the best food stuffs…many things are imported from Italy.
So come along with me and I will show you a few of the items in this fantastic market.:)
The aisles are brimming with fresh produce, meats and specialty items.
Of course there has to be tomatoes….fresh and canned…these are all tomatoes.
Wait til I show you the homemade dessert counter!
Wines…of course there are!
You name it….they stock it!
Yummy hot Italian sausages….
Gluten free pasta…..
Of course Olive oil…
Home made sauces….just in case you don’t want to make your own.
Cute little carts loaded with nuts and you name it….:)
What kind do you prefer? 😉
You know I couldn’t leave this wonderful Italian Market without this wonderful Italian man holding a Stromboli for me…… so I could take a picture.;0
This picture is for my “dancing friend across the pond” who will be visiting me next month…
And since she is Italian, we will definitely make a trip to Paesano’s for her! 🙂
I have so many more pictures…that I will share with you, tomorrow…
and then we will visit this wonderful little Italian restaurant serving some of the best Italian food around.
Enjoy your day….and have fun doing whatever you want to do. 🙂
Hi honey, thanks for the explanation. I love seeing and understanding the differences, it’s like being a kid in a candy store, with all the new things… all that temptation…
Love it…. especially the Stromboli. Ironically it also featured on our new series of “Great British Bake off”. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b013pqnm but the contestant filled it with “British breakfast ingredients” but it didn’t quite work…
What is “London Broil” though? (label on a cut of meat)
I’m really looking forward to taking these little market trips with you.
Love and hugs from “across the pond” xx
Hi Ross…I thought you might get a laugh out of the Stromboli! 😉
London Broil is not about the type of meat, although it is almost always a flank steak. Butchers often give a “name” to a cut of meat that suggests the way to prepare it. Especially a cut of meat that a consumer might pass up for a choicer cut. You will note that the “flank steak or “London Broil” is only 4.99 a pound, whereas the beef tenderloin right next to it is 17.99 a pound.
“London Broil” is the method of grilling or cooking. The flank steak is usually marinated for a period of time as flank steak can be tough. After marinating, the meat is either grilled on an outdoor grill or under the broiler in your oven, which is how most restaurants prepare it.
The flank steak needs to also be cut on the diagonal…(just like one would slice a corned beef)…which seems to assist in making it tender.
As far as “London” is concerned…don’t know where that term came from…I believe the term “London Broil” originated in the U.S…..but I would have to verify that! 🙂
Yes, we will visit Paesano’s when you come. I am always ready to shop in specialty stores. ;0
It looks like a great place to shop for anything. I love Italian food, Kari. Great photos.
I love Italian food too…come visit us and we will show you a good ole’ time!