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December 21, 2021

Start your day the best way with a Tuscan breakfast

Breakfast is often your first taste of Tuscany and it’s long been regarded as the most important meal of the day. A tourist attraction in itself, look out for authentic and traditional foods bearing the Vetrina Toscana logo and short descriptions at hotels and agriturismos on your next overnight stay in Tuscany. Serving breakfast based […]
October 10, 2021

Breakfast with Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos

For New York actor Debi Mazar (Goodfellas, Entourage, Younger), the dream of living in Italy was once something only imaginable on the big screen. Everything changed when she met Gabriele Corcos (food entrepreneur and TV host, Extra Virgin) on holiday in Florence during the summer of 2001. After marriage, kids and 20 years of living […]
March 2, 2018

Breakfast in Tuscany

Anyone who’s seen Mean Girls knows that health classes in United States high schools, of which this author is a survivor, are taught by coaches and marked by a fear-mongering approach to wellness. Twin to the film’s famous line “Don’t have sex, ‘cause you will get pregnant and die” is “Don’t have a large dinner, […]
February 28, 2018

Breakfast scenes that need seeing

In a city where breakfast means little more than a brioche and a coffee, “breakfast scene” paintings have been popular for centuries. The Medici love for still life gave value to a genre that was originally at the bottom of the painting pyramid. Works that focused on food and flowers were cheap to produce and […]
February 11, 2010

Breakfast, any way you like it

During your semester abroad, you will likely come to miss one thing over all others: breakfast. Italian breakfast staples, the cornetto and cappuccino (which you thought you liked) will quickly become your worst nightmare. If Italians are famous for long meals at the table-they have never given up on
October 2, 2008

Breakfast of champions

If, as we're told, a small grappa can turn an ordinary early-morning coffee and cake into the colazione dei campioni-the breakfast of champions, what's the breakfast of losers? A cold slice of pizza, maybe with a cigarette butt on it. Anyway, we've tried them both,
June 28, 2007

Breakfast on pluto

Neil Jordan’s sweet and whimsical movie, in the manner of its camp protagonist Patrick ‘Kitten’ Brady, trips delicately through the complexities of Irish politics and human sexuality and somehow manages to come through more or less unscathed. In Breakfast on Pluto Kitten is a true innocent,
November 16, 2006

Bed and breakfast for needy

In addition to the already 800 beds available every day to the homeless population in the city of Florence, a project called ‘Acco-glienza invernale,’ run by Asp Fuligno, has made another 108 beds available to those without a fixed residential address. Presented by the city of Florence,
January 21, 2022

In Memoriam: Elisabeth Robbins Cole

Friends come and go in this life. Connections wax and wane. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can direct and drive their paths. You can’t. But you can be open to their appearance on the stage where you direct the theater piece of your life. Siblings may disappear. Friends recede under the waves. […]
November 18, 2021

Books inspired by Tuscany for cool weather reading

Writers have been busy in recent months, especially the literati yearning for Florence or all those shuttered in medieval palazzos during the darkest days of these pandemic times. This autumn, indulge in one of these many Florence-inspired reads on your flight back to Peretola or ensconced in your armchair. It’s time to welcome back the […]