Browsing by Category: Florence


Parla Food turns five years old this month. Crazy, right? She looks older. I blame all the cocktails and carbonara. With each passing year, wading though posts and categories devoted to various cities has become increasingly cumbersome. So to make things easier for you, fair reader, I have launched a series of City Guides. (more…)

Susanna Bianco of Az Ag Gigi Bianco in her vineyard
Susanna Bianco of Az. Ag. Gigi Bianco in her vineyard.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Piedmont is way better than Tuscany. Nebbiolo pummels Sangiovese Grosso, the Langhe and Roero are cooler than Val d’Orcia and Chianti, and I’ll take carne cruda over bistecca fiorentina any day of the week. Of course it is silly and subjective (more…)


A day doesn’t go by that I don’t think about Neapolitan pizza, margherita in particular. The spongy crust and elastic interior dough topped with just a thin layer of sauce, mozzarella di bufala, and basil leaves is perhaps the greatest combination (more…)


This past weekend, I stayed at Le Tre Stanze in Florence, a small B&B on the top floor of a palazzo 100 feet from the Duomo. (more…)


You don’t have to spend a lot in Florence to eat well. There are plenty of affordable meals and snacks to be had if you know where to look. (more…)