Mercato Rionale Monti II- Fruit Chronicles
Many of you enjoyed my post about artichokes at the Mercato Rionale Monti, so I’ve been planning my return ever since. Last week Maurizio, who runs the produce stand with his wife and was a photographer himself at one time, put together this delicious looking display of fruit for me. One thing I’ve noticed here is that you’ll always find fruit on the dessert menu. Almost always it’s pineapple (ananas) and also strawberries (fragole), if they’re in season. You’ll also find fresh pineapple in many cafes, including Antico Caffe del Brasile. I’m not the biggest fruit eater in the world (at least not compared to my colleagues who are always munching on fruit in the office), but I can’t wait for fresh watermelon in the summertime. My love for it is combined with the refreshing taste, but also the word for it — cocomero. It’s just such a cute word to say (or at least it is for me!). And for all you Italian language lovers out there, yes I know the official dictionary term that one learns for watermelon is anguria, but I’ve never ever heard that used in Rome, even though I’m pretty sure it’s used as the term north of here.