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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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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My trip to London in September 2015 was for the Food Blogger Connect conference, but also to explore and eat in parts of the city I had not seen when I lived in the UK more than a decade and a half earlier. I suspected that 7 days in London, a city that has undergone a food renaissance over the past fifteen years would be cutting it close, especially since a chunk of it would be devoted to the blogger conference.
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