Tag: italy

Osteria Pepo Florence
This place is an old favourite. The kind of place that you imagine sits beside a market serving food as fresh as the building across the street sells it. We first dined at Pepo on our honeymoon after I came across a video on YouTube where locals recommended their...
Florence Duomo
Probably the most iconic landmark in Florence is the Duomo. Standing proud in Piazza Duomo I can recall the first time I laid eyes on this structure - it was pouring with rain and I was dragging a suitcase along the rough streets of the city having just landed...

Livio Pizzeria

Livio Pizzeria Florence
Still on the quest for authentic wood-fire oven pizza I searched out a few more contenders after the electric ovens at Pizza Napoli 1955 put a slight spanner in the works. One place that people really raved about yet I hadn’t come across in the typical tourist guides was...
Pizza Napoli 1955 Florence
  Of all the times I have been to Italy pizza just never seems to feature much in the food itinerary. I’m not sure if it's just too typically Italian or there’s just an abundance of other great dishes available but the humble pie rarely gets a look-in. Until this...
Tagliatelle with Ragu Sauce
Spaghetti Bolognaise is a popular go-to dinner for nearly everyone in the UK, myself included. I had the chance to visit the dish’s origin in the Italian city of Bologna. In Bologna the dish is called ‘Tagliatelle al Ragu’ where the sauce is far dryer but has a powerful...
Sweet Potato Agnolotti
This week a very special piece of culinary literature landed on the porch mat. The French Laundry cookbook has been out a few years now but has thus far remained on the 'oh I'll get it some other time' list. Christ knows why as flicking through the book produced...