Curious Appetite

day trips from Florence

Bologna! A food lover’s day trip from Florence

@ Atti e Figli, an institutional pasta shop

You don’t need to be in Florence to go to Bologna, and this should be a stand-alone post about why Bologna is a cool city to visit in general. But recently, I’ve been trying to figure out some cool day trips from Florence that are food-related. Continue Reading

24 hours in Milan- an easy day trip from Florence

There are some delicious brioches and coffee to be had in Milano

Over the years, I’ve heard contrasting grips and praises by Italians for Milan. From being the “grey” city to the epicenter for contemporary culture in Italy. I love a big city, as I come from one and at that, one which also has a reputation for being grey and rainy. In case you are new to this blog, you should see how I feel about fashion when Vogue came through Florence. Ironically enough and despite my intentional ignorance for fashion and incapability to wear high heels, I love Milan. Continue Reading

How to use truffles in the kitchen

truffles. lots of truffles.

Besides just going at it and stuffing your face with these aromatic, umami nuggets of gold- I have a couple ideas for how to use truffles in the kitchen.

Last weekend, I headed over to the truffle festival in San Miniato with Girl in Florence, her hubby-to-be and met up with one of our foodie idols, Emiko Davies. Wow, that’s a lot of name dropping but I must give cred since Emiko and her sommelier master hubby (sounds like a team!) organized a rather decadent day for us and it wouldn’t have been possible without either of them for the truffle-y goods I got my paws on. Continue Reading