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The Best Coffee I Had in Florence, Italy

Drinks Meister 1 comment

A sweet, accessible marriage of modern and Old World charm: Am I describing the coffee in Florence, or the city itself? Both, actually. More

Behind the Scenes at the La Marzocco Espresso Machine Factory

Drinks Meister 4 comments

This past January, I went on an espresso-fueled crusade through Italy, sipping my way through the country on a quest to better understand the cultural history and traditions that supposedly surround the beloved beverage there. I got a chance to make the ultimate coffee nerd's pilgrimage: A tour of the La Marzocco espresso-machine factory. More

Dear AHT: A Burger at Harry's Bar in Florence, Italy

A Hamburger Today An AHT Field Agent 1 comment

Here's a recommendation we received in the AHT inbox from fellow burger blogger Rev Ciancio of Burger Conquest. You can drop us a line at burger@seriouseats.com with all your recs. While on a nine-day trip to Italy I learned that... More

The Secret Ingredient: Squid Ink

Serious Eats Kerry Saretsky 7 comments

"Squid ink is thick. Pastas and risotto rices wear it like a dark and briny coat." Nero di Seppia is Italian for squid ink. [Flickr: Rakka] When I graduated from college in 2005, my mother and stepfather took me on... More

Eat Free in Florence

Ed Levine 2 comments

Photo by Optical Illusion on Flickr I usually find the New York Times "36 Hours" pieces to be formulaic and unexciting, but Danielle Pergament's 36 Hours: Florence made me really hungry, especially since she talked about free bar snacks that made my mouth water. With the strength of the euro driving prices up all over Europe, free Florentine bar snacks sound pretty good to me. My only question: What is Buontalenti gelato? I'll try to find out. In the meantime, here's where she went for the free food, great gelato, excellent pastries, and dinner.... More

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