Florence – The Other Side of Florence Food Tour

My initial impression of Florence on the day of arrival was that it was a very beige city… same color, different shades wherever one turned in the historical centre.

I hoped that the neighbourhoods on the other side of the Arno, where the Florence food tour took place, would inspire more confidence with vibrant dishes that gave Tuscany it’s reputation for the best produce and food in the country.

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Rome – Taste of Testaccio Food Tour

I woke up on my first Saturday in Italy, excited at the thought of the Taste of Testaccio food tour later that morning.

Having read about the Eating Italy Taste of Testaccio food tour, I hoped that it would be a good way to ease back into Italian cuisine as well as visiting a residential neighbourhood to see Italian artisanal food producers at work.

It was the first of my excursions during my short stay in Rome. For more ideas on how to make the most of a short stay in Rome please click here.

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Local flavour and the tastes of home

 

I arrived in Cape Town on 8 January 2016 for a two week visit with my family. I looked forward to experiencing the local flavor and tastes of home.

The weather during this time was hot and windy, with big dark clouds every now and then, but not a drop of rain. The country has been in the throes of the worst drought in 20 years, and it shows. Continue reading “Local flavour and the tastes of home”