Hey guys! Just wanted to share a new piece I composed for Vogue- It’s about the wonderful lesser-sung piece of the Oltrarno, Borgo San Frediano! Here is the link: A Guide to Florence’s Under-the-Radar Bohemian Borough Continue Reading →
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?
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,
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)
So remember how a couple weeks ago I let you know about the hidden foodie boulevard piece I did for Vogue Magazine? The week before that, I wrote this piece for Vice, who has a food & drink specific channel called “Munchies” about Florence’s first speakeasy: Rasputin. (Article link: Inside Florence’s First Speakeasy for Vice Munchies) Continue Reading →
Forgive my obvious bias, to this tiny gem of a city. However, it’s pretty common for the average traveler to visit Florence for only 3 days. I did a quick investigation on google search terms for Florence, and one of the most common queries is “what to do in Florence in 3 days.” I understand, there is a big world to see and only so many vacation days to do it.
But have you considered giving Florence more than just 3 shakes and 3 wishes? Continue Reading →
Better ask a who??? A sommelier! What’s a sommelier and why you better ask him?!
Let me first explain a bit this category. Since I maintain a food blog in Florence, I’d like to interject expert voices from time to time on this complex yet highly sought out matter. Experts to me are those who work blood, sweat and tears in what they do like chefs, sommeliers, bakers, farmers, artisans, culinary instructors (not the touristy type) and OG food critics like Ruth Reichl (an expert in expressing both soul and poignancy). Because I muse about these topics and lead wine tours in Tuscany, I wanted to provide a platform to ask experts their opinions. Also to have an excuse to drink more…you know for “research.” Continue Reading →
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