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What questions should you ask your butcher to get a great cut of meat? Why do the vegetables here taste different and can I get vegetables that taste as good at home? How do you buy good pasta?


Come explore Florence’s central market from a chef’s point of view. Learn how to shop for produce,  meat and gourmet condiments. Taste exceptional olive oils and balsamic's.  Meet  some of my favorite vendors, and taste their products.


Along the way I’ll give you tips and tricks for ways to use some of the products we see, back home. And tell you a little bit about the history of Florence’s Central market.


After, we’ll head back to the kitchen and

learn to cook with some of the extraordinary products we’ve just seen.





Ginger with Sonia at the Central Market

with a pig chopping block she got from

Perini after her private tasting