Florence Eats

If you’re going to Florence there are simply some foods and some places that you can’t miss. Whether you’ve got a day or weeks to spend meandering through her city streets you’ll no doubt need to squeeze in many meals during your stay. Some of these foods are quintessentially Italian, others Tuscan and some purely for the Fiorentini – but there is no doubt they’re enjoyed by all who visit.

See if you can work your way through the entire list!

Pasta e sugo

Sometimes you just need to start with the basics and a restaurant that has mastered the art of fresh pasta and a simple tomato sauce is Il Brincello. I also recommend the ravioli fritti for a tasty starter, they’re delicious! Continue reading Florence Eats

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The density of a good gelato

Because Gelati is by nature, more dense than ice cream and is one million times more delicious!

Check out me know post on where to find the best Gelati in Florence.

 

LiveFlorence: #localeats Gelati

Florence – where one can eat gelati until they burst! Because they have the BEST gelati in the world! According to some polls and me anyway.

But I believe if you know where to look you CAN find the best gelati in the world, but beware as there is also plenty of average and plenty of bad gelati too.

My Sugar: Wins my vote for the best artisanal gelateria in Florence, it is small and is often missed on the top 10 lists when it should be included. Continue reading LiveFlorence: #localeats Gelati

Giovanna e Marco: Foodies tour Firenze

Come on a foodies tour of Florence with us, Giovanna and Marco (Italian aliases courtesy of our tour guide).

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To start in Italy one must always begin with an espresso.

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and a nice light breakfast – sfogliatina alla crema at Pasticceria Sieni.

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Heading to Florence’s central market for a hearty second breakfast. Slow braised veal panino.

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Don’t forget the hot sauce.

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A quick meander around the market and a stop off to taste some cheese and salumi.

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So much cheese.

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So much parmigiano.

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A major highlight – balsamic appreciation. So delicious!

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Balsamic on everything!

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Can you be a foodie in Florence without the obligatory wine tasting? I think not, and also ensure that you get a good grappa spritzing. Grappa immersion is apparently the only way to appreciate it. Grappa immersion is messy so the camera was put away.

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And wrapping up an Italian food tour should end with gelati. Not once.

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Dairy lovers: Melon and pistachio. Non dairy: Melon and watermelon.
Not twice.

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Dairy lovers: Cheesecake, raspberry mousse and chocolate. Non dairy: Fig and chocolate. Note this was the best ever!
But thrice.

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Dairy lovers: Tiramisu and coffee. Non dairy: Grape and limon.
Too much gelati? Maybe or maybe not?

A special thanks to our friends for sending us on this wonderful food tour of Florence.