In the mood for food

March issue editorial

Helen Farrell
March 5, 2015 - 9:00

If there is one thing that those who love Florence have in common, it is an appreciation of food.


This issue of The Florentine is more food-focused than usual. The hugely popular Taste food fair celebrates its tenth year (March 7 to 9 at Stazione Leopolda) and citywide event Fuori di Taste further spreads the joy of food ( We meet one of the most innovative chefs on Florence’s restaurant scene, Simone Cipriani, of Il Santo Graal. A new wave of Tuscan food firms are heading for New York, taking the finest of Florence and beyond to the Big Apple, and The Florentine is proud to announce its first distribution outlet as Tuscany-based food company Gastronomia Toscana opens eatery Mi Garba in Manhattan this April.


We know that there is more to life in Florence than food, of course, such as music. Get the lowdown on concerts in Florence in March and to find out about the city’s best clubs and venues for live music.


Fashion, too, is an important part of Florence. We have an exclusive with the director of Polimoda, Linda Loppa, who guided us around her idea laboratory as she prepares for the upcoming international conference of fashion institutes (IFFTI). You’ll also find a guide to Florence’s thrift and vintage clothing stores.


We urge you to be creative as The Florentine launches the first in a line-up of events and initiatives to celebrate 10 years of publication. Put pen to paper and take part in our creative writing competition.


But back to food. TF’s pancake night in February was such a success that we invite you to The Florentine’s Juice+Burger Night at The Diner (via dell’Acqua 2) on March 18 at 6.30pm.


Next paper issue: April 2

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