Curious Appetite

Month: March 2017

Ristorante Persiano Tehran: Persian Food in Florence

Before my recent holiday in Iran, I had lunch at a new Persian restaurant in Florence called “Tehran.” With intention, I wanted to wait until I returned from my vacation in Iran in order to see if the memory remained. If the flavors could fare well to what I would eventually devour in the capital of Tehran itself. At times, I feel perplexed with the online blogging world. We obsessively upload experiences without taking a moment to let the memory sink in, often off to the next food paparazzi event. While I may not post as much as I’d like to, what I do post is something that has left a memorable mark. And most of all, what I genuinely wish to share. In a way, I am finding reason in my infrequency- as a sort of quality filter you may say.  Continue Reading

Traveling to Iran: Overcoming Rumors and Myths

I recently visited Iran, one of the most misunderstood countries and societies in mainstream media today. I will highlight I visited Iran during a particular period in the arena of world politics. My visa process coincided with Trump’s 1st attempted travel ban from 7 predominately Muslim countries, which included Iran. Some suggested I cancel my plans, but I was determined to not allow current affairs stop me from a dream trip of a lifetime. Continue Reading

Eating around Queens (NYC) with Meyhem Lauren (Vice Munchies)

 

Hey curious readers!

I’m currently traveling and a lot of new posts are brewing in this food obsessed brain of mine. I will be pouring over them once I return, stay tuned! In the meantime I wanted to share a past article I did for Vice Munchies, inspired by my last trip to NYC this past December 2016 (f*** is it Spring already?!)

I caught up with Rapper/Star of Viceland’s TV show F*** that’s Delicious, Meyhem Lauren to get a taste of Queens, NYC:

Eating around Queens (NYC) with rapper Meyhem Lauren

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38 Best Restaurants in Florence for Eater

 

There are a few mantras I live by:

“There are only two mantras, yum and yuck, mine is yum.”― Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker (one of the greatest love stories I’ve ever read)

“Work is love made visible. And if you can’t work with love, but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.” ― Kahlil Gibran

“The tortoise heard his taunting jeer, But still resolved to persevere, You may deride my awkward pace, But slow and steady wins the race.” The Tortoise and the Hare, Aesop

All which can explain my silence around these blog’s parts, not laziness I assure you! I’ve been incredibly busy, more busy than I’ve ever been: testing out eateries (yum) designing a new food tour in Bologna (love) and somehow magically meeting article deadlines (slow and steady wins the race).

If you are looking for the best restaurants in Florence, check out this guide I wrote for Eater, that I tortured myself over, from eating out to hours of writing, but eventually got it done:

http://www.eater.com/maps/best-florence-restaurants

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