*quick update: wtf is my private chef from brooklyn posting from tuscany? I am currently working for the month of August as a chef for some families renting a villa at a small winery in the Maremma.
My new British + Italian-Canadian family is here in Capalbio and I’ll be cooking for them for the next two weeks of August. They (like me) are super into fresh seafood and have vacationed in this part of Italy a few times already so they knew the spot to get fresh fish. I have very limited access to a car so most of my shopping is local quick trips to the market, butcher, and fruit + veg stands in town. Otherwise, I need to take my bicycle (great for the buns, not great for hauling groceries home) out for my shopping. Allora…
When this new fam arrived, they said they would take me along to Porto Santo Stefano a nearby fishing town to buy some fresh seafood. The mum was so excited to bring me because she said I’d see more varieties of calamari and octopus than I’ve ever seen before! She was totally right.
Here are a few pics from our trip in Porto Santo Stefano in Southern Tuscany + cooking back at the villa.