Having grown out of humble origins, Florentine cuisine has always relied on fresh food from the surrounding countryside. Basic and rustic ingredients come together to make simple, tasty recipes. Here is a list of 10 dishes you’ll want to try during your next visit to beautiful Florence, Tuscany. 1. Popular antipasti Florentine meals usually begin…read more
Pappardelle pasta is an Italian flat pasta cut into a broad ribbon shape. In width, the pasta is between tagliatelle and lasagna. This pasta is traditionally served with very rich, heavy sauces, especially sauces which include game such as wild boar, and it is particularly popular in the winter, when it can make the basis…read more
As cities grew and food consumption skyrocketed, the result was a society feeding off of processed foods and drive-thru dinners. This trend led to a major shift in the distance food traveled and the content of that food but there is a new trend in the culinary world. It is a movement characterized by consumers…read more
Caviar was once served as an appetizer in saloons of the Old West. In another time it was considered extremely valuable and only suitable to be served to royalty and the upper class. But what exactly is caviar? Why is it so highly prized and so expensive? Here are the facts on where caviar comes…read more
We met with the talented bartender Julian Biondi to get the low-down on classic Italian drinks. He’s one of our favorite bartenders in Florence (and on our very fun Aperitivo Tour in Florence) and we’ve learned a lot from picking Julian’s brain. We asked him to tell us about his favorite Italian Cocktails, and put…read more
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