Gastronomy. The word itself conjures up images of European chefs and erudite food writers. But today’s new gastronome is a chef who cares about biodynamic farming, a farmer who cares about the quality and heritage of food, an artisan food producer who supports heirloom and rare varieties, even a home cook who finds adventure in exploring everything edible. Now gastronomy sounds friendly and sustainable. Good for the earth, and good for us. Good for you, Gastronomy.
June 28, 2013
Made of Marble
There is so much marble in this town. And it's always jaw-dropping magnifico.
This was on an outside wall of a building.
Inside of Santa Croce Church, this is where Galileo Galilei is buried.
Recognize her? It is thought that the artist who sculpted her was the teacher of the sculptor who created our Statue of Liberty gift from France.
Important people of the time were also buried right in the floor.
Often with elaborate designs and family crests.
But they are everywhere so it's difficult to not step on them.
Michael Angelo's tomb, but he is not buried there.