A Springtime Sandwich

Asandwich as fresh as the spring. The ingredients are prosciutto, buffalo mozzarella, fresh tomatoes and pesto. The inventor is Pino of Salumeria Verdi. Salumeria Verdi began as a sandwich shop with 10 menu options and has transformed through 25 years. Pino’s favorite customers are Americans students: they are the ones he loves to serve food …

The History and Secrets of Pizza Explained

THOMAS RICCIOTTI The major Italian association representing agriculture, Coldiretti, has recently celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Pizza Margherita, in the belief that it was invented in honor of the Italian queen in 1889, when the pizza maker of the Neapolitan pizzeria Brandi was called to the Campodimonte royal palace in Naples where allegedly, using …

Taste, Again

Pitti food lifestyle fair returns March 11-13 The 12th edition of Pitti Taste, the fair dedicated to the excellence of Italian taste and food lifestyles, is returning from March 11–13 at the Stazione Leopolda with a focus on coffee. Presented by Pitti Immagine, Taste showcases products from more than 340 leading Italian companies in the …

Ditta Artigianale’s Barman Becomes Italian Champion

The chief barman of the coffee shop Ditta Artigianale, Fran- cesco Masciullo, won last January the title of Italian coffee champion at the fair Salone Internazionale Gelateria Pasticceria, Panificazione Artigianale Caffè that took place in Rimini. Masciullo will thus represent Italy at the World Championship for Barmen that will be held in Seoul, South Korea …

7 Delicious Reasons to Visit Florence in Autumn

7 Delicious Reasons to Visit Florence in Autumn The invigorating nip in the air combined with the comforting scents of chimney smoke and roasting chestnuts means that autumn is officially here. Fashion-conscious Florentines break out their sleek leather boots, wool coats, and cashmere wraps to hit the streets in style. In my opinion, this is …

Dine with Dante’s…

Named after Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy, a homely, rustic taverna fittingly lies on Via dei Cimatori, only a few meters away from Dante’s house. The restaurant offers traditional dishes based on medieval recipes. Some are adapted and revisited for the modern age in a way that one maintains the omnipresent feeling of Florentine history …

Dine with Dante

Named after Dante Alighieri’s most famous work, The Divine Comedy, this homely, rustic taverna fittingly lies on Via dei Cimatori, only a few meters away from Dante’s House. The venue prides itself on its innovative and creative idea of preparing solely traditional dishes based on medieval recipes. Some are adapted and revisited for the modern …