Few activities for me are more satisfying than to have music playing, a glass of wine close at hand and preparing dinner. Savoring the finished product is excellent, but the act of cooking is equally enjoyable to me. We are challenged to consume to live — but we are graced with the gift of appetite. The exercise of nourishing ourselves is rewarded with fulfillment and immediate joy. So, it should come as no surprise that I feel like I am completely in my element when I am in the Mercado. The chatter of vendors and the aroma of fresh foods…
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