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FICO Eataly World Opening & 18 Essential Restaurants in Bologna

Hello curious readers! The last few weeks I’ve retracted and kept my head down with various commitments. Some of which include writing about the opening of FICO Eataly World for Eater and researching dining in Bologna for an essential restaurants list.

Article links here if you’d like to cut to the chase:

The 18 Essential Restaurants in Bologna via Eater

Inside Eataly World, Italy’s Massive Food Theme Park 

If you’re curious about my unfiltered assessment on FICO and how I developed the Bologna dining guide- read on! Continue Reading

Hotel Dining in Florence, Italy for Vogue

one of the best tartares yet: quail egg, smoked eggplant and Sicilian ricotta salata (Hotel Brunelleschi)

Eating in hotels has always turned me off but Italy has showed that sometimes the *best food is served at (very few) hotel restaurants. *Best meaning: presentation, chef-focused creations, awareness of the international palate (thus not afraid to play with flavors), service and ingredient quality. Why would you want to eat at a hotel restaurant? Because these places are pretty much the surefire bets for fine dining in a city stuck in traditional trattoria ways.

Check out my latest piece on Vogue, where I sampled several restaurants (and sweat many days at the gym to make up for it) to come to a conclusion of a fine list of 6 hotel restaurants in Florence.

Link: http://www.vogue.com/13482348/best-food-in-florence-guide-hotel-restaurants/ Continue Reading

New on Conde Naste and Saveur Food Blog Awards!

florence san miniato cemetary

Hello all who dare read! I wanted to share a cool new article I recently wrote for CONDE NAST and let you know the Saveur Favorite Food Blog Nominations are open until MONDAY July 18th (around the corner! go nominate now! Ideally including https://thecuriousappetite.com/ 🙂

Here is the article I did for Conde Nast Traveler

15 Best Things to do in Florence, Italy (I assure you, they had to edit down my list of about a gagillion!)

The tip I’m most proud of is the the last tip about the bistecca fiorentina. The editors asked me about Il Latini and so for the last 4 years, I’ve had about zero interest to go in because the kitschy hanging prosciutti and fiaschi lined Tuscan eatery is so famous- which usually to me means mediocre food and exorbitant pricing. You know, for work I decided to make the investment to try for myself before turning down this recommendation. While I was not exactly right, because the steak was indeed excellent, the sides and primi left something to be desired whereas at Fagioli they do everything on point like the gastronomic saints they are.  So while there is a picture of Il Latini on the slide- if you read you’ll see why I think Ristorante del Fagioli is where it’s at for all things steak.

Now that I’ve given you a major delicious tip, may I ask for a teeny favor in exchange?

Is Curious Appetite one of your favorite food blogs?

Saveur Magazine holds an annual food blog awards and now is the time to nominate your favorite food blogs!

If my food blog on eating around Florence, Italy and beyond are part of your favorite reads, would you be so kind as to nominate Curious Appetite? You can use this url: https://thecuriousappetite.com/ I’d be ever so grateful! The best part is that you don’t have to only nominate one! While you’re at it- check out the blogs I’d totally nominate like Jul’s Kitchen, Rachel Eats, Bittersweet Gourmet, Emiko Davies, The Curious Pear and Elizabeth Minchilli in Rome. 

Where can you nominate? Nominate here (now!) on Saveur’s website for your favorite food blog!

What are your favorite food blogs which I have not listed? Am I missing someone? Apologies if I have- let me know what I am missing out on. (I love learning!)

In your food writing trust,

Curious Appetite

p.s. I’m off to London for a long weekend! Stay in touch for all the funky adventures via snapchat, twitter and instagram! (curiousappetite)

Cheers!

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