At the end of a delicious Italian meal, when there is not much room for dessert, or better yet (since – let’s be honest – there’s ALWAYS room for dessert) as an after-dessert treat, there’s nothing nicer than sitting around the table enjoying a glass of the Italian dessert wine, Vin Santo. There are, as […]
Dining on traditional local dishes is a reason to visit Italy in itself. But for foodies in Italy, it is the selecting of food items from the local vendors, just as the locals do, which truly presents one of the best things to do in Italy – besides, of course, the actual eating! Wandering down […]
(Photo courtesy of The European Traveller) If you dine out in Italy, you’ll likely be doing so in a Ristorante, a Trattoria or an Osteria. But what exactly is the difference between a Ristorante, a Trattoria or an Osteria?
One way to detect a good restaurant in Tuscany, and its capital of Florence, is by the size of the menu. If there are only a few simple starters, a handful of entrees and a minimum number of main meals, it usually means that this is a place where they make a few things well […]
By an open fire, we sat around a large wooden table which had been handmade by our friend’s great-grandfather some centuries past. As we chatted away, we worked at scoring an X into the flat side of a great mound of chestnuts, just collected from our friend’s chestnut grove. We then laid the nuts […]