Curious Appetite

Month: October 2017

New farm-to-table openings in Florence’s Sant’Ambrogio district

Sant’Ambrogio to me is the city’s culinary landmark. It has the daily food market and some of the best restaurants in the city. Personally, this is where the heart of Florence’s food culture beats and where I learned the bulk of how to cook Tuscan food, gleaning secrets from fellow shoppers and my favored purveyors. In Sant’Ambrogio, you find the institutions boasting Florence’s gastronomic specialties like cafe & bakery Nencioni, the pop & son run street cart of Via de’ Macci who does lampredotto & tripe, a couple wine treasure chests like Sosta de’ Papi and Enoteca Sant’Ambrogio, Gilda’s vintage accoutered sweet & soulful Tuscan restaurant, Marco’s Semel and his signature panini and of course Fabio Picchi’s Cibreo empire.

One of the best parts about this quarter is being a bit off the beaten path, one can relish in a slice of Florence without the crushing crowds. This is why I choose my gourmet market tour to taste around here- to give visitors a chance to experience not only great food but genuine culture. Continue Reading

Announcing: Florentine Gourmet Club by Curious Appetite!

Hello readers! If you follow me on social media or are one of my newsletter subscribers, you may have noticed a mention or few about this new Florentine Gourmet Club

What’s it all about?

This is a food club, similar to a wine club, in which we send educational material like ingredient guides & recipes passed down to our writers from their Italian grandmothers along with a fine selection of Italian foods. We collaborate with the finest larders in Florence to curate a specialty Italian food basket, which is mailed from Florence to you. Continue Reading

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