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Ristorante Persiano Tehran: Persian Food in Florence

Before I left for 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

The Best New Restaurants in Florence for Eater (2017)

creative “comfort spaghetti” at Essenziale, one of my top new picks in Florence right now (2017)

I recently wrote a curated list for the latest, “hottest” openings and best new restaurants in Florence for Eater, one of the most respected food media outlets based in the states.

Article here:

The 10 Hottest New Restaurants in Florence, Italy  Continue Reading

New fish spot openings in Florence (2016)

Last year, I wrote a list on Florence’s new openings for Eater.com and to be honest- selecting a respectable list of 10 had its challenges. However, this year is looking like it’ll be a cinch thanks to some venues which break the traditional Tuscan mold. Moreover, there seems to be a trend (or perhaps demand) for seafood restaurants in Florence.  Continue Reading

Ara e’ Sud: Is this New Sicilian?

Perfectly toothsome paccheri dressed with balanced tangy wild fennel and gamberi @AraE’Sud

On my last trip to London, someone asked me: is there something like “New Italian” happening in Florence? An extremely interesting question, as in the states we have “New American” and of course in the UK you have similar concepts, and this “New” term is something that suggests modern visits on traditional classics.  Continue Reading

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