Curious Appetite

Where to Eat in Florence

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

Where to eat near the Uffizi Gallery (Florence, Italy)

If you take a right, you’ll be on one of Florence’s tastiest foodie alleys

It is not impossible to eat well in the historical center of Florence, even near the most crowded attractions such as the Uffizi gallery. And I promise, after the traumatic ordeal with the lines, selfie sticks, insulting poster replicas lining the stone walkways, and smacked with an overdose of indescribable art- you’re going to need a treat. And possibly a drink. Continue Reading

Thoughts on Florence’s dining scene (on Eater!)

(photo credit: Gurdulu’ Firenze)

Hey guys! I’m really stoked about the latest feature I wrote for Eater.com (and if you don’t know what Eater is- it’s basically a handy site/online mag for food & drink culture news)

This was a piece that marinated in my brain for some months. I got to talk to many awesome chefs and food purveyors, and best of all- my understanding of cuisine went a little bit further down the rabbit hole.  Continue Reading

Trattoria Enzo e Piero (Florence, Italy)

outside Trattoria Enzo e Piero

The Trattoria is a sacred place to me. It is intended to represent the most intimate corners of Italian dining culture and the real deal in terms of eating out. This is what Italian food is. As a guide for food tours in Florence, I often get asked “whats the difference between a Trattoria, Osteria and Ristorante?” Continue Reading

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