Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate

Delicate mushrooms

A narrow graffited lane led from Piazza del Doumo to Piazza Della Erbe where to my horror there were even more market stalls but this was principally a food market with all manner of colourful items on display and I was particularly captivated by the fungi – especially coming from a country where we only eat about four different varieties of equally tasteless mushrooms and think that chestnuts are especially adventurous – because the woodland produce on display here was colourful, pungent, mysterious, dangerous, misshapen and a whole lot more interesting than our ubiquitous tasteless varieties.


Other Market stories:

La Rochelle

Alghero, Sardinia

Palermo, Sicily

Tallinn, Estonia

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Varvakios Agora, Athens


3 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate

  1. I love their texture. I’m not a huge fan of eating them, but I love photographing them.


  2. Beautiful shot. Mushrooms are such an interesting and flavorful food. It’s important to find a great caterer for such events.


  3. Ahh, the mushrooms and the natural umami they impart in any dish! I see beautiful chanterelles. They are very expensive. I usually buy a lot when they are in season, cook them in olive oil, salt, pepper, and the freeze them in bags for when I need them.


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