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December 3, 2021

Amza Zahouani and his growing vegan food empire

The Santo Spirito neighborhood stands out for its artisanal and hip vibe, so it’s no surprise that you can find innovative restaurants for health-conscious foodies. Ashton Saldana talks with food entrepreneur Amza Zahouani, who stays true to his vegan ethos while growing his businesses in the Oltrarno.     Amza Zahouani was born in Morocco, […]
March 15, 2019

Vegetarian and vegan dining in Florence

Italy’s food culture is intrinsic to daily life in Florence, but with the majority of restaurants displaying raw steaks in their windows, and lampredotto being a street favourite, it can sometime seem a lost cause searching for vegetarian friendly food in the city. Still, maintaining dietary principles whilst trying out local Tuscan cuisine is doable. […]
October 7, 2021

Your Thursday Forecast: best events in Florence

PETS/ Animal Day October 10       Animal lovers rejoice! From 10am to 6pm, Giardino dell’Orticoltura will fill with events focused on four-legged friends and not only. 15 animal welfare associations and the councilor for the environment, Cecilia Del Re, will participate in the event which features two exhibitions, one focusing on the vegan […]
April 16, 2021

Tastes like spring: Pasticceria Gualtieri’s Iris Cake

No cake in the world shouts spring quite like Pasticceria Gualtieri’s Iris Cake. Founded in 1933, the via Senese bakery has been making nonno Alfredo’s yellowed, chocolate-splattered recipes for four generations. Many people’s first encounter with the dessert is due to a divine act of product placement. Spring meanderings and marvellings in the Iris Garden […]
April 6, 2021

Pay by weight: sustainable grocery stores in Florence

Plastics, unnecessary bags, boxes within boxes: be gone with them all! Florentine stores are putting the environment first, having replaced excess packaging with pay-by-weight foodstuffs and household essentials. Just bring your own container and fill up based on need.       Low-impact     Receptacles of all sorts line the walls of strictly low-impact […]
July 30, 2020

10 child-friendly aperitivo spots in Florence

Kids need their merenda hour, just like parents need their aperitivo!  Or as I like to call it, “merendativo”, a happy-family-happy-hour that both parents and their offspring can enjoy.   Parents are well aware of how much of a struggle it is to find the right spot where they can meet up with their friends […]
July 29, 2020

Panzanella: a midsummer night’s meal

Traditional Florentine dishes are, for the most part, meals that were consumed and passed on by the working class. Think tripe and lampredotto (cow stomach), ribollita and pappa al pomodoro. There’s nothing fancy about these dishes made with leftovers, stale bread or scraps of meat that people could not afford to get rid of. And […]
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 […]
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 […]
February 5, 2019

Farah Liz Pallaro

On a dreary January afternoon, Farah Liz Pallaro and her infectious positivity fill the office like a ray of winter sunshine. Passion, determination and an undefeatable belief in the fashion industry are my first impressions of this designer-turned-consultant-turned-author. In a country where disdain towards the machinations of everyday life is sometimes as prevalent as pizza, […]