Author: Luca Rosati

Luca Rosati is a chef and food photographer based in San Gimignano. Find out more at or follow @luca.rosati on Instagram.
December 4, 2018

Torrone time

If your holiday season is anything like mine, you’ll find yourself inundated with yeast cakes and a certain Christmassy nougat. Honey, egg whites and almonds are shaped into an elongated slab of saccharine temptation lined with tongue melty sugar paper. Pandori and panettoni pile up on the shelves and sideboards, threatening to gather dust as […]
November 8, 2018

A hearty November meal

These autumn days, the sun is so bright during daytime hours we almost forget that we very well may be bundled into sweaters and blankets by nightfall. In this recipe, I grab onto the last of summer’s cooling rays with a handful of cherries, combined with the hearty goodness of a sirloin steak and the […]
October 19, 2018

October haze: the perfect autumn risotto

In October, we find ourselves in the heart of autumn, a season of changing colours, cozy evenings and mug of hot tea in hand, watching the sun start its early descent beneath the horizon. Not to mention the perfect excuse to add that second layer you’ve been patiently waiting for since Easter. For this month’s […]
September 6, 2018

Pastrami and papaya

September is a month of memories: joy at the happy times spent among family and friends, sadness at the summer that has passed and energy as autumn knocks at our door. Here, I serve up a concept, the idea of a salad, as opposed to a recipe. Still in-season figs meet the first crop of […]
July 2, 2018

A summer salad with spice

Now that the summer heat has turned its thermostat to “on”, our taste buds switch their style to “tomatoes”.   In my debut recipe for The Florentine, I’ve taken the pick of the summer’s fruits—melon and tomatoes of all shades—and pepped them up with the sourness of cream cheese, the pungency of wasabi paste and […]