Florence/Firenze


Culinary Explorer: Gelateria la Carraia, Florence, Italy

Gelateria la Carraia Piazza Nazario Sauro, 25, 50124 Florence, Italy This place is so consistently fantastic, that I had to rate it on tripadvisor. It ended up being the first of many reviews on my most recent Italian vacay.


more food fun in Florence…

In looking back through the photos from my most recent trip to Italy, it’s reaffirmed the importance of good food and good eating – for all. Readily available everywhere are fresh products, as well as some convenience – let’s face it, these are modern times – at generally very good prices. […]


food of Florence~

From the traditional to the new… and not a grain of quinoa or a leaf of kale in sight… here’s a few pics from my most recent trip: getting picnic fare to join new friends…


Culinary Explorer: Mercato di San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy

Mercato di San Lorenzo Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 50123 Florence, Italy+39 055 210214 If you’re a fan of food markets, I mean the proper kind where the products are authentically local and ditto for the people selling them… you’re gonna love this place!! From anchovies to octopus, porcini to zucchini, […]


Culinary Explorer: Trattoria Anita, Florence, Italy

Trattoria Anita Via del Parlascio, 2, 50122 Florence, Italy +39 055 218698 https://www.facebook.com/groups/50039169143/ The first time I ate here, was luckily for me, on my very first trip to Florence. It was heartily recommended by a local, and I soon found out why. We enjoyed the experience so much… we […]


Culinary Explorer: I Fratellini, Florence, Italy

 I Fratellini Via dei Cimatori, 38  50122 Florence, Italy +39 055 239 6096   This tiny little panino shop is an institution. Since 1875…? Oh yeah! THAT says a lot. You know the ‘little brothers’ are doing something right. And if you know anything about Italians and history… longevity rules!! That, in […]