Author: Tom Fork

Tom Fork is the fictitious food critic and buongustaio behind TF's event, restaurant and bar reviews.
March 10, 2011


The scent of pecorino and proseccowill be wafting from within the concrete spaces of Florence’s Stazione Leopolda. At hundreds of tables, representatives of 240 culinary companies will slice cheese, pour wine, offer chocolate truffles to taste and black truffles to sniff.     Taste is in town, and you cannot miss it.   The Taste […]
February 24, 2011

There’s more to a good sandwich’INO

Young gastronome Alessandro Frassica wasn't particularly attached to his main product when he opened ‘ino in 2006. His idea for the wildly popular sandwich stop was even more basic than simply putting together the tastiest panino in town: ‘I wanted to bring people and products together; the
January 27, 2011

Tijuana: a mini Mexican holiday

Tijuana dishes up moreish Mexican fare made from the finest Tuscan ingredients, freshly made and prepped that very morning.
November 4, 2010

Touring the tastes of Tuscany

We all have our passions. Luckily enough, we live in a town that caters to them through the many festivals throughout the year: cinephiles have their 50 days, lovers of contemporary art a green laser on the Cupola of the Duomo. What do I look forward to, you ask? With
October 7, 2010

The faces of Teatro del Sale

By now, many have become familiar with the Cibrèo restaurants in Florence and their charismatic and talented founder, renowned chef Fabio Picchi and his wife, acclaimed actress Maria Cassi. On the surface, the Teatro may simply seem a unique eatery, open at all hours and offering a theatrical
September 9, 2010

The city’s Santo

Undeniably  one of Florence's best restaurants-for the quality of the food, the vast selection of wines and the inviting atmosphere-the very cosmopolitan Santo Bevitore is really just a friendly neighbourhood eatery and drinkery located in the heart of the Santo Spirito area. Childhood friends who grew