WARNING: This post may cause extreme hunger!
Yesterday we had a rainy trip by taxi to the Testacchio market. The rain was on and off, but we found some great little shops where I bought a few ingredients for my cooking in Montisi this coming week. Volpetti is a foodie's dream. I went a little "pazzo". We were offered many tastes, but when I chose four cheeses and ordered a KILO of each, they REALLY gave us kid glove service. Everything was so delicious, I was like a kid in a candy store!
Here is my new best friend in Rome! He was quite pleased when I bought TEN kinds of cheese, antipasti, and part of a dessert I have planned. He packed it all up, recommended a near-by trattoria for lunch, and had it ready when we returned.
We got into a taxi with our Slow Travel shopping bags full, and this great styrofoam cooler. The taxi driver happened to be quite a foodie and great cook, so we spent the ride home exchanging recipes...in Italian. He wanted to know EVERY dish I was serving in Montisi!