For cooks, one of the true pleasures of life in Italy is the bounty of beautiful fruits and vegetables that are so readily available throughout the year. I am always fascinated by the artfully arranged displays set up by vendors, particularly those on street corners. My local ambulante di frutta e verdure is a place I visit nearly every day. The proprietors, Sylvana Salvianti and her husband, Gianfranco Naldi, are walking encyclopedias of information about seasonal produce, how to choose the best, how to store it and how to prepare it. Up at 5am every morning to scour the markets for the freshest possible produce, Sylvana and Gianfranco have been operating their business for nearly 20 years. This particular venue, one of the oldest in the area, has been licensed and in continual operation since 1919.