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April 16, 2020

Charity food points in Florence

One of the silver linings of the lockdown experience is witnessing the amount of charitable energy people have displayed. A number of initiatives are being rapidly implemented to ensure that those struggling to put food on their tables will be able to do so. Here are the food donation points around Florence and what you […]
July 17, 2019

Thought for food

Leading environmentalists and journalists visited Castello di Potentino, in the Maremma, for an international symposium about food and the environment between June 6 to 11.   The London-based journalism pioneer The Frontline Club and food, wine and cultural hub Castello di Potentino teamed up to highlight pressing environmental issues and address them through a series […]
April 5, 2019

Godi Fiorenza: food court

Florence’s first food court with table service has just opened. From freshly baked pizzas to fish tartare, pasta dishes and grilled meats, it's a relaxing setup along via Cavour.
March 12, 2019

Where to find late night food in Florence

Florence’s nightlife is bursting with options, from late aperitivos to cosy speakeasies and hidden jazz bars. But once the night is over, hunger inevitably consumes the walk home. “Late night” and “kebab” go hand in hand. Mesopotamia (via dell’Oriuolo 14R) is a central kebab shop open 24 hours, making it perfect for post-party indulgence. Choose […]
March 8, 2019

A mini-guide to food markets in Florence

Begin your week at Mercato Centrale Firenze (piazza del Mercato Centrale/via dell’Ariento), the city’s oldest and largest food market nestled in a striking iron-and-glass structure designed by architect Giuseppe Mengoni in 1874. While the contemporary first floor pulls in informed punters, don’t forget to frequent the independent vendors on the historic ground floor. (Baroni’s cheese […]
March 1, 2019

A love letter to Italian bar food

Many years have passed since I last watched the beloved 1968 British musical Oliver!, but the prepubescent cherub voices of the movie’s orphan boys often ring out in my head. Every time I’m hungry and in a hurry, in fact. And not a pasta al pomodoro or eggs over easy kind of hurry. In my private […]

Learning to love food again in Florence

There was a time in my life when food and my body became the enemy, when every meal was an accounting—I would break up my day’s rations into a mental list, stacking items one on top of the other. If the tower grew too high, I panicked. When writing my novel, Florence in Ecstasy, I […]
February 27, 2019

What is the future of delivery food in Florence?

UberEats is the most recent addition to delivery services in town
January 14, 2019

“No good food in Pisa”? Take it with a grain of salt

  As frequent flyers from Pisa Airport, we tend to enjoy a plate of pasta before leaving home or, at a push, at Galileo Galilei’s overpriced first-floor restaurant. Because, as my husband reminds me, “Non si mangia bene a Pisa”. Call me skeptical, but I find it difficult to digest that a Tuscan city with […]
October 5, 2018

Fall 2018 food events in Florence

Around here there’s a saying—or rather, a general consensus—that the shoulder seasons no longer exist. But the crisp autumn breezes timidly moving through the city as this issue goes to bed have TF staff’s collective fingers crossed for a full-blown fall, the kind that can birth literary one-liners like “I’m so glad I live in […]