Author: Arlene Ridolfi Valentine

Arlene Ridolfi Valentine is a freelance writer who has lived in Florence for the past three years. She is the director of Casa Valentine, a villa rental business (, and is currently working on a book about Italian culture and food.
October 5, 2006

Guess what’s coming to dinner

The beach house is closed for the season. The rientro is complete and everyone is back in the city where school and work schedules once again dictate the rhythm of daily life. What’s the first thing a Tuscan cook thinks about in autumn? That’s the question