Now that my project about Tuscany over the seasons is over, I have decided to start a new project: Tuscany through my eyes. Well, more or less… I am planning on publishing one or more photos of Tuscany every week, and not just some beautiful photos, but images that “match” the way I see my beautiful region at that time of the year. I will publish photos that I have taken and photos that I have not taken but I wish I had! 52 posts to show you Tuscany the way I see it and feel it. Here are the other posts in the series.
Week 35 – Summer bounty
The best part of being in Tuscany in the summer months is that you get to taste a bounty of delicious seasonal products that most people only ever get to buy from the supermarket. And they do not taste the same, believe me.
Small fruit and vegetable markets as well as trucks selling fresh products along the side of the road are not uncommon to come by in July and August. You should take advantage of the gifts of the season and buy watermelons, cantaloupes, peaches, plums and strawberries. And of course, tomatoes, peppers, leeks, cucumbers, zucchini and eggplants (or courgettes and aubergines if you are on this side of the pond!).
(Photo by Andrew Storms)
I have recently come across the photos by Mei Man Ren Sheng, a very talented food photographer, and nothing can better illustrate what I am talking about!
If you wish to explore Southern Tuscany and its flavours in the summer, please take a look at our vacation rental home near Siena, Casina di Rosa.
[Banner photo by Marco Abis]