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Borgo Petriolo: the best thing since sliced bread

Borgo Petriolo provides mill tours and bread making workshops as well as a farm shop and wholesome restaurant

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Talking gelato with Vetulio Bondi

We are always in search of the best gelato, so we asked master gelatiere Vetulio Bondi what we should be looking for.

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Environment first: women in food, wine and beer

Producing food in an environmentally conscious way is best for our bodies. Here are four women-led businesses working in food in Tuscany.

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Cupping at Ditta Artigianale’s Scuola del Caffè coffee academy

We spent one Saturday morning “cupping” coffee at Ditta Artigianale's Scuola del Caffè in the piazza Sant’Ambrogio coffee shop.

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Accademia del Caffè Espresso La Marzocco

The Accademia del Caffè Espresso from La Marzocco aims to further our knowledge about coffee in the hills of Florence.

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Schola Cibrèo: learning from the legacy of Fabio Picchi

We go into the kitchens at Fabio Picchi's Cibrèo dynasty to learn from the experts at culinary academy Schola in Florence.

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Time-honoured traditions and new twists on Florence’s food scene

International influences on cuisine are strong, but Florentine food maintains its place front and centre on the restaurant scene.

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Chef profile: Paolo Gori, Da Burde

Chef-patron Paolo Gori of Da Burde in via Pistoiese talks about his century-old business and pandemic pivoting.

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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 ...

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Capon for Christmas

Many will remember the story of Renzo in Alessandro Manzoni’s The Betrothed, who sets off to visit the lawyer Azzeccagarbugli in order to seek advice about resolving the situation regarding ...

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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 ...

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Tuscany’s olive harvest: a treasured tradition faces seasonal challenges

As October came to an end and the crisp autumn breeze began to envelop the Tuscan hills, it marked the beginning of one of Tuscany’s most celebrated traditions: the olive ...

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Meet Paolo Lavezzini, the new Executive Chef at Four Seasons Florence

Paolo Lavezzini, the new executive chef at Four Seasons Florence, explains his culinary goals for Il Palagio, one of the city’s top gourmet dining experiences.          To ...

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Your Thursday Forecast: best events in Florence

CINEMA/ River to River Florence Indian Film Festival 20th anniversary May 14-15       The River to River Florence Indian Film Festival marks its 20th anniversary with a special ...

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TYPIQO: quality bites

It takes guts to open a business during a pandemic, but Antonio Badalamenti has shown he can stomach it. Formerly the chef at Nugolo (2020’s rave review restaurant opening, back ...

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Mary Ann Esposito: a knight of regional Italian food

New Hampshire-based author and TV anchor Mary Ann Esposito has devoted her 30-year career to championing Italian regional cuisines. In this interview, the host of America’s longest-running television cooking program, ...

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A (very early) morning at Pasticceria Buonamici

The day starts at 3.30am for the first roster of pastry chefs at Pasticceria Buonamici, one of Florence’s best loved artisanal bakeries. The first job is to turn on the ...

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The chef at the United States Consulate: Paula Carrier

Paula Carrier is a diplomat in her own culinary right. An Englishwoman employed as the chef at the US Consulate General in Florence, she has stayed steadfastly at the stove ...

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Orto life: what vegetable gardening taught me about myself

Last summer, I had a no-commitment opportunity to try my hand at vegetable gardening at a shared plot across town. It was a brief, long-distance relationship that suffered from my ...

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Florentine flavours: Stanley Tucci’s CNN series, Searching for Italy

In a moment when Italy’s appeal is ever more appreciated by those who can’t visit just yet, Stanley Tucci has filled the boot-shaped absence with his Searching for Italy series ...

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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 ...

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Wine on tap: a love letter to “vino sfuso”

Vino sfuso is something utterly magical to those who haven’t been raised in the grape-growing regions of Italy and something quite mundane to those who have. The concept is essentially ...

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Coffee and coloniality: what’s in a cup?

Coffee is the drink that most of all transports us to the word “home” and that every day since the dawn of time accompanies us in the warm awakening of ...

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Editor’s picks: Food heroes

Meet the food heroes of Florence. As 2021 begins, thank you is due to the people who nourish us, belly and soul.       Farmer to the rescue: La ...

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