Open markets connect us with the seasons.
The daily pop-up butcher at the Campo de Fiori in Rome sets up his stand daily so Italians can enjoy the freshest selection. A Neapolitan fish monger on via tribunali displays the days catch of razor clams, fish and one live octopus upon milk cartons. And, in Sicily, persimmons remind us that fall has much to give in late October.
We love the social connection between food and purveyor: here, there or in Italy.