Author: Coral Sisk

Coral Sisk is an Iranian-Italian America-born food writer, blogger of Curious Appetite and sommelier from Seattle, WA and has called Florence home since 2012. Her blog details travel and calories of note in Florence and beyond, and her writing can be found on sites like Eater, Vogue and Conde Nast Traveler. In normal circumstances, she leads culinary wine tours in Florence, Bologna and around Tuscany, but her pandemic pivot involves gourmet gift boxes and virtual classes from Florence. @curiousappetite across social media
March 22, 2021

Celebrating spring with Iranian food in Florence and Tuscany

Spring solstice has just arrived, which corresponds with Persian New Year, celebrated by more than ten countries from the “-stans” (Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, etc.) to Albania and by several ethnic groups not just in Iran by Iranians. Italy is home to several international communities, including a modest Iranian population of over 12,000, according to the country’s […]
October 19, 2020

Recipe: Porcini mushroom risotto

It’s that time of the year when we crave comfort food and warming recipes. In Tuscany, the fall is perhaps the most exciting season for foodies as nature unfurls the first pressing of peppery green-gold olive oil and porcini mushrooms pop up on damp earth. This delicious Porcini Mushroom Risotto recipe from Curious Appetite’s Gourmet […]
February 1, 2017

Crostini: five gourmet toppings

Crostini have endless potential and prove the ultimate snack food not only during the aperitivo hour, but also as appetizers at lunch or dinner and the perfect pairing when drinking wine. Literally “little crusts”, crostini are small pieces of toasted bread topped with various accoutrements.   In Florence crostini toscani (or neri) are everywhere, toasts […]
September 7, 2016

5 ways to approach Tuscan food

If you’re new to Florence, welcome! Ready for tripe or lampredotto, ribollita soup that resembles curry, or even fried brain? Tuscan food, when you get down to the nitty gritty, is probably unlike anything you will have experienced in your home country. Be adventurous! You’ve already made the trek to a foreign country, so what’s […]