The last time I wrote, I had just arrived to a chilly Memphis, Tennessee for the Saveur Blog Awards, sweetly excited yet unaware what the next days would have in store for me. Now I write from a smoky San Francisco, my heart hurting for those whose lives either taken horrifically or changed forever from the fires devastating Northern and Southern California, while mulling over how I can best express the thoughts which have been percolating. Continue Reading →
saveur blog awards
Hello readers and visitors! I’m stoked to share some very special news- Curious Appetite made the Finalist list for Best Food Culture Category in their 9th annual blog awards. Would you all be so kind to mosey over to this link and vote for Curious Appetite? Make sure to check out the delectable company I’m in and the whole 11 categories represented such as Best Photography, Food Obsessive Blog, Drinks, etc.
The voting period is until Wednesday September 12th and they allow multiple votes- so hey if you can remember please vote for your favorite blogs as many times as you’d like!
If you’re a new reader, check out on my profile and fellow competing blogs in the Meet The Finalists of Best Food Culture. 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)