The new Mercato centrale: Eat your heart out Florence
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The new Mercato centrale: Eat your heart out Florence

If you have visited Florence, likely you have stopped in the mercato centrale, or central market where fresh produce, meats, fish & cheese are in abundance and you can pick up all sorts of seasonal delights you can use to create delicious Italian meals. From farm to kitchen for your pleasure at a place I … Continue reading

March events in Florence Italy
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March events in Florence Italy

Leap year has ended before anyone can say ‘ciao bella’ and somehow it’s already a few days into March. When did that happen? I am aware that everytime I write that I sound like my parents. oops! Anyway, it’s time now to throw that gear into overdrive and enjoy the beginning of spring (and the last … Continue reading

Italy election Fever & Pope troubles
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Italy election Fever & Pope troubles

Un Gran Casino. {A big mess} That’s the only way I can describe Italy at the moment. My favorite country has been covering world headlines due to the much-heated national election where Berlusconi & Bersani faced off with a weak Monti lagging behind and comedian Beppo Grillo gaining much more than expected. What has resulted … Continue reading

Last Minute Valentine’s day ideas in Florence
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Last Minute Valentine’s day ideas in Florence

Love it or hate it –  it’s Valentines Day in Florence, Italy and ‘love is in the air’ (at least I think it’s around somewhere). Most Italians I know aren’t a huge fan of this holiday and many actually think it’s “cool” to hate it but nevertheless it has gotten some increased fan-fair in recent … Continue reading