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Mercato Albinelli

Meander Through Modena's Fresh Market
In some ways, the Mercato Albinelli in Modena, Italy is less like a covered market and more like a gallery showcasing fine art. One artist exhibits his prize, plump strawberries; another her handmade golden tortelloni; while another puts the finishing touches on links of sausage.

During our shopping missions at this fresh market in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region so renowned for its Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, traditional balsamic vinegar, and Ferraris and Maserati motors, everyone seemed to be plain cheery. Bakers dished out free samples of thick, braided breadsticks to hungry children. Merchants’ wide, genuine smiles squished their faces in such a fashion that their eyes were nearly concealed. And a wooly, brown and white dog even took time to smell the flowers.

We left with picnic fare: fat strawberries, gluten-free bread, and Pepato (Sicilian cheese made with sheep milk and studded with peppercorns).

My post: http://triciaannemitchell.com/2014/04/27/modena-italy-emilia-romagna-food/

Our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylVkiVrKDTY

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