In Tuoro Sul Trasimeno, Italy (the small town in Umbria where my family has a house) because it is market day! On Market day the streets of the town are lined with vendors selling everything from Porchetta (a delicious italian pork treat served sandwich style, made only on special days) to shoes or bed spreads.
But I come to market day for the in between.. the fresh produce picked by the local farmers and handed right to you and the beautiful meats handmade and cut to order.
My mom and I walked to the market and were going to “buy just a few things,” but of course that never happens when fresh produce looks this good so we bought “just a few more” and ended up with a fresh feast!
I was missing a little asian taste so I made my favorite dish- chicken bun with vermicelli noodles, salad, cucumbers, peanuts, grilled chicken, and a sauce made with fish broth, sugar, soy sauce, and hot peppers. And of course a big glass of green tea!