Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

Food features heavily in my holiday photos, when travelling I love to try the local specialties whether they be snack food such frites with mayo in Amsterdam or little fried fish in Venice. Eating out all the time can be expensive so tracking down local markets and buying fresh produce becomes essential and it is all part of the magic of being in a foreign country.

Venice delicatessan
Souvenirs you can eat
Markets in Venice
Fresh produce at the markets in Venice


Try the local pecorino cheese in Pienza
Try the local pecorino cheese in Pienza
Panforte and other sweets
Panforte and other sweets



16 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

  1. Long Life Cats and Dogs October 31, 2012 / 6:52 pm

    I’d be right at that cheese. Never been anywhere that I haven’t tried cheese. Probably tastes even better when you have such cute little animal figures greeting you.

    • twoblackdoggies November 1, 2012 / 5:25 pm

      It was scrumptious cheese and they had mild, natural, aged and truffle pecorino so we tried all of them, it was the cute little sheep that attracted us to the shop though 🙂

  2. elisaruland October 31, 2012 / 10:55 pm

    I agree with you, exploring local markets provides a great feel for the country your visiting, not to mention the opportunity to taste fabulous food! Great pictures!

    • twoblackdoggies November 1, 2012 / 5:28 pm

      Thank you, the local markets really are the place to be and I love that the stall holders will let you taste just about anything and they seemed to be quite used to having strangers photograph their products.

  3. Sheila November 1, 2012 / 3:09 am

    Another reason why Italy is so wonderful – all you need is a hunk of cheese and a bottle of wine and you have a picnic. Maybe a little chocolate for dessert too. I love the one of the sheep!

    • twoblackdoggies November 1, 2012 / 5:30 pm

      Oh yeah, the fresh pesto we bought while we were in Vernazza was a special addition to our hunks of cheese and fresh bread – we were in heaven! If we didn’t have chocolate there was always gelato 🙂

  4. megtraveling November 1, 2012 / 9:38 pm

    These are souvenirs that wouldn’t last too long! Beautiful pictures – the markets are so colorful… 🙂

    • twoblackdoggies November 3, 2012 / 8:39 am

      I tried to souvenir gelato, but in the end had to settle for eating it all on the spot 🙂

    • twoblackdoggies November 3, 2012 / 8:40 am

      Venice markets are so much fun and we found a few different ones in the different squares/piazzas/campos that we stumbled across.

  5. This Sydney Life November 2, 2012 / 7:38 am

    Makes me hungry just looking at your pics (and I’ve just had brekky!)

    • twoblackdoggies November 3, 2012 / 7:23 am

      Such yummy food…hmmm, wonder what I’ll have for brekky this morning

  6. Mollie November 3, 2012 / 8:37 am

    My Husbands family live in Italy, couldn’t bring the food we love back. Popped over from doggy, anything to do with food we are there..and Doggy is our best friend 🙂 xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

    Pee-ess, you won’t like our blog, cos we are just so stupid..LOL xx

    • twoblackdoggies November 3, 2012 / 8:47 am

      Thank you for popping over from Doggy, I think Doggy is pretty cool and would make a great best friend. Food is mentioned often here so feel free to explore but try not to get drool all over the keyboard 🙂

      I like your blog especially your Christmas post, Mollie and Alfie look hilarious!

  7. Richard Tulloch November 4, 2012 / 5:59 am

    Vegetables with prices in euros – guaranteed to make us feel good!

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