Dan Morey braves hunger and the wrath of Florence’s waiters to find somewhere, and something, his mother will eat: Bistecca alla Fiorentina, anyone?
It’s Autumn in Tuscany, and time to harvest the olives! It’s autumn in Tuscany and, once again, time to get the nets out and prepare for La Raccolta – the olive harvest. La Raccolta in Tuscany normally takes place between October and December, before the olives fall from the trees, but it is vital to […]
Food, Glorious Food. A quick guide to eating in Italy. Italian food is an institution: read this and don’t let its unwritten rules catch you out!
In Borgomale, Italy, a small village near Alba, Silvio Pistone makes Langhe sheep’s milk cheese the old-fashioned way – and these days, not many do.
FRESH TRUFFLES AND PORCINI ARE SOME OF THE FOOD WE LOVE AT TAVERNA DI SAN GIUSEPPE: When searching for a place to eat in Siena, it’s tempting to just pick one of the many restaurants on Piazza del Campo for the pleasant atmosphere around Siena’s famous “square”. But as we are looking for a restaurant […]
WHEN IN ROME, EAT PIZZAS THE WAY THE ROMANS DO: Baffetto is our favourite pizza restaurant in Rome. This long-established pizzeria makes pizzas the true Italian way, with really thin crust and a very tasty sauce. In spite of being a no-frills pizzeria, Baffetto is nevertheless legendary and there’s usually a long queue of people […]
La Zagara – A Restaurant With a Delicious-Looking Cakes but the Food and Service Disappointed: There are heaps of restaurants in Positano and our guide, whom we suspect is a bit of a dessert addict, suggested that La Zagara is a good place to take a break as it has the best cakes in town. […]
San Gimignano is a Great Food Destination: If you’re a foodie or love cooking, San Gimignago is a destination for you. The traditional cuisine of this Tuscan hill-town features many of the typical dishes that you’ll see on menus of trattorias and restaurants in Tuscany, and if you’re into cooking, you can easily buy these […]
San Gimignano is a Pilgrimage Destination for Gelato-lovers: When you visit Piazza della Cisterna in San Gimignano, an interesting phenomenon you will observe is the number of people eating gelato. Enjoying a gelato or two is one of the pleasurable pastimes when visiting Italy, and there’s nothing unusual about visitors eating gelato, especially on a […]
Parco Ibsen Has Good Food and a Nice Ambience: For one of our dinners in Sorrento, we had a choice of three restaurants – Ristorante Museo Caruso, O Parrucchiano and the Ristorante Parco Ibsen, all in the historic centre of Sorrento. Museo Caruso was described to us as a fine-dining restaurant and although we weren’t […]