Search Results for honey

July 16, 2015

Recipe for chestnut honey semifreddo

Chestnut orchards cover extensive portions of the Mugello, a vast, lush valley tucked into northeast Tuscany’s Apennine mountains, yielding the chestnuts and chestnut-based products like flour and honey that are among its principal agricultural specialties.      Chestnut-blossom honey has a robust, distinct flavor that pairs well with bold cheeses like aged pecorino. Some describe […]
April 12, 2012

Tuscan honey helps the world

A charity organization established in Tuscany is ‘banking' several tons of honey so that supplies are ready to be sent to the sites of emergencies around the world, such as famine, earthquake and flood.   Why honey? Apart from its long life (it does not spoil) and ease of
March 26, 2020

Wine in the age of coronavirus

The Italian wine industry is one of many to feel the impact of the coronavirus crisis: exports to China, which accounted for 100 million euro last year, were down early in the year as that country battled the virus, in addition to other economic uncertainties such the US’s threat of 100% tariffs on European imports, […]
March 4, 2020

Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

**DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS CHANGES TO THE BELOW EVENTS ARE PROBABLE, PLEASE CLICK LINKS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION     DONNE/ International Women’s Day themed tours at Palazzo Vecchio March 8   ph. MUS.E     Themed visits in the museum of Palazzo Vecchio allow you to celebrate the women of the best-known family in Florence, […]
February 25, 2020

Capturing Kurt Cobain

  Michael Lavine, a famous advertising photographer, had the privilege of following Nirvana throughout various moments in their career, from their early months as a band, to their worldwide success. As a friend of Cobain’s, Lavine shared his joy at meeting his wife, Courtney Love, and witnessed his ascent to become a symbol of the […]
February 24, 2020

Best events in Florence this March 2020

MUSIC/ Peterson – Lavine. Come as you are: Kurt Cobain and the Grunge Revolution  March 7-June 14     Relive your grunge days (or discover them for the first time) through 80 photographs by Charles Peterson and Michael Lavine, famed photographers who followed the legendary Nirvana founder-frontman through to his final days. The undisputed hero […]
December 18, 2019

The Yule log

In the days running up to Christmas, many patisseries and bakeries around Florence display a Yule log or, as the French call it, bûche de Noël, in their windows. This delicious cake is usually a sponge baked in a large, shallow Swiss roll tin and, when cooked, rolled into a cylinder shape with a layer […]

Dinner among friends: Cooking in Florence

    It was Friday night and the lights were low as we crossed the double-door threshold into the mellow L’Ideale – Cooking in Florence events space. On a previous visit a few days prior, chef Gianluca Somigli had beckoned me into his kitchen as he respectfully unpacked Muscovy ducks couriered from Scotland: “My near-blind […]
December 4, 2019

The holiday gift guide for Florence lovers

 Here’s The Florentine’s pick of the presents this holiday season for the Florence lovers in your life.     SMELLS LIKE FLORENCE     Crafted entirely by hand, Officina de’ Tornabuoni’s fragrance bars (from 50-60 euro for a box of three fragrance bars) make exquisite and rare gifts. Marrying the finest quality natural ingredients with […]
November 6, 2019

Michelin starred restaurants in Florence for 2020

Here’s our guide to Florence’s eight Michelin-starred restaurants: Enoteca Pinchiorri (3 stars); La Leggenda dei Frati (1 star); Il Palagio (1 star); Borgo San Jacopo (1 star); Ora d’Aria (1 star); La Bottega del Buon Caffè (1 star); and two new 1-star restaurants for 2020: Gucci Garden Osteria and Santa Elisabetta.     Enoteca Pinchiorri “For decades Pinchiorri has represented luxury and haute […]