Recipe of the Week #8: Arrabiata Sauce

Meaning ‘angry’ in Italian, this sauce has a spicy kick to it due to red chilies. It is best served with penne pasta. Try it instead of regular pomodoro sauce for a little spice in your life. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 3 small red chillies, […]

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Recipe of the Week #7: Fast Tiramisu

This recipe for Tiramisu is super quick and easy because it uses less ingredients than the typical version, but tastes just a great. This traditional italian dish consists of lady finger cookies dipped in espresso and layered with a creamy mixture of eggs and  mascarpone cheese. Literally translating to ‘pick me up,’ this dessert will […]

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Recipe of the Week #6: Tomato Mozzarella Risotto

Risotto is a hearty, versatile dish with strong ties to Italian rice history. The Arabs actually introduced rice to Italy in the middle ages and it was quickly discovered that the Mediterranean climate was perfect for growing due to the humidity. The popularity spread through Italy, particularly to the wealthy, but, when word got out […]

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Eurochocolate 2012: Attention All Chocolate Lovers!

To my surprise, two wonderful treats, chocolate and beer, combine incredibly well into a mixture of flavors and aromas that this year’s Eurochocolate festival is showcasing. Slightly bittersweet dark chocolate pairs perfectly with the toasted malt and hoppy aroma of Angelo Poretti’s newest frothy creation: 7 Hops Unfiltered Amber. In the past, Angelo Poretti’s beers […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Go Pink! with FlorenceForFun

Christina Applegate, Betsey Johnson, Guiliana Rancic, and George Lucas are just a handful of well-known names that have been diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Yes, even George Lucas, famous file director and screenwriter, was diagnosed as a man with breast cancer. The more people have openly talked about breast cancer, the more its […]

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Cheap Eats: Student Deals in Florence

The excitement phase after first arriving in Florence is winding down and by this point, so is your bank account. There are a ton of places to eat in Florence that cater specifically to students with discounts and deals. Dante’s – Via San Cristofano Free wine for students Lion’s Fountain –  Borgo degli Albizi, 34 […]

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Photo of the Week: Oktoberfest

Celebrating at Oktoberfest in the Hofbräu Festzelt tent! To submit your favorite travel photo for the FlorenceForFun photo of the week, send it to booking@florenceforfun.org with a description of where you were and what you were doing. Each week we will choose a photo to post on the FlorenceForFun blog.

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Recipe of the Week #4: Meatballs!

While we can all agree that the movie Lady and the Tramp made spaghetti and meatballs famous, that’s not the case in our bella Italia.  Putting meatballs in a spaghetti dish is a cardinal food sin that will make all Florentines shake their heads in bemusement. If you want to stay true to authentic Italian […]

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