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April 3, 2014

Elba for dessert

On April 13, in Portoferraio on Elba Island, a wine event featuring Elba Aleatico, the only dessert wine to enjoy DOCG quality status in Italy, will mark the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s exile there.   Sixteen wine producers, all members of the Elba DOC wines consortium, will gather
February 10, 2011

Tuscan Carnival dessert recipe: Cenci

Carnival is a time to kick up one's heels, hide behind a mask, pretend, elaborate, and eat ‘rags.' For most people, the greatest feature of Carnival season is the elaborate masquerade, and discovering who is behind the masks, meaning both the mask-maker and the person who is
September 10, 2009

Not Just Desserts

Eating big, hearty meals at this time of the year can seem like the last thing anyone wants to do: unless, of course, those big hearty meals are cooked outside and served in a bread roll. But, at the same time, all those salads can get a little bit boring
March 2, 2020

Mixing cultures: Make and Bake

Bostonian Louisa Loring and Milanese Gaia D’Alò have put the cherry on the top of their friendship by launching Make and Bake, a Florence-based company that produces gourmet mixes for American desserts made with quality Italian ingredients.             The business was born out of Louisa’s passion for cooking and love […]
February 11, 2020

What to do in Florence for Valentine’s Day 2020

This February 14, Florence is filled with amore as a packed line-up of romantic events has us swooning. Where better to celebrate the beauty of love than within the beauty of Florence? From romantic escapes and luxury spas to the intimacy of Tuscan dining experiences, here is The Florentine‘s guide to Valentine’s Day in Florence. […]
January 29, 2020

‘Be my Valentine,’ he wrote. ‘Meet me at La Bottega Del Buon Caffè.’

  Love is all around at La Bottega Del Buon Caffè this Valentine’s day. It’s in the air, it’s in the exquisitely designed interior, the flickering candle-light and the resplendent flower arrangements. It’s on the faces of the highly trained and welcoming staff who will treat you and your beloved to a unique dining experience, […]
November 14, 2019

Thanksgiving in Florence 2019

In Florence for Thanksgiving this November 28, 2019 and looking for where to celebrate it? Never fear, turkey fixes are near! With such a thriving international community, you can be sure that Tuscan chefs cater to this festive tradition with Florentine flair.    Here are our suggestions on where to eat, drink and be merry […]
October 8, 2019

A taste of Ruffino this October

Wine in Tuscany has undergone a quality revolution in recent years. The Sangiovese grape remains at the centre of it all. It is the grape that is most often associated with Tuscany, the favoured son of Mother Nature. It is an indigenous grape that has been at the heart of all great Tuscan red wines: […]
September 10, 2019

L’Ideale: where cooking is personal

    It’s tricky to get Laura and Gianluca of Cooking in Florence to stay still for long enough to explain what’s next this autumn at their via Ghibellina loft. But once they do pause over a moka coffee and homemade almond-studded cookies, you realize that a culinary extravaganza is in store.     Laura […]
September 2, 2019

Bolgheri DOC wine appellation celebrates 25 years

      On August 31, the Bolgheri DOC Consortium celebrated 25 years since red winemaking guidelines were introduced to the wine appellation with a glittering gala dinner along the world-famous cypress-lined avenue leading to the Tuscan town.       About 700 people, including Bolgheri DOC producers, journalists and dignitaries, attended the extraordinary event […]