What I wouldn’t give for one good bakery within driving distance of my home. In Italy even the smallest towns have at least one. Unlike here in the states there are two very different types of bakeries in Italy-the forno where you’ll find a variety of breads and the pasticceria which offers sweet pastries. I’m a fan of both kinds and can barely pass one by without going in for a little something.
The forno in these photos is located in Florence and is run by a brother and sister. She’s the shorter woman behind the counter in their shop and he’s in the photo below holding a basket full of his pane (bread) making a delivery to a near by enoteca (wine bar).
One of my favorite Tuscan treats is fegato-chicken liver spread served on crostini. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and pick up a few to snack on with your evening cocktail. I think I need to move to Italy. Yes, I think it would suit me quite nicely!
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