Category Archives: Bar, Cafe & Gelato

Why A Food Tour Is Needed When In Bologna

Bologna is an attracting place to me: it is a city pained with the characteristic terracotta red, where you find the skyscraper tall medieval towers and the portico along the street that exist nowhere else; there are tons of shops, which make you wish to have more money and more time to spend; and the […]
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How I fulfill my Asian food craves in Florence

Surviving rules of a Chinese expat in Florence Taste is part of our memories. A special taste may not remain in our mouth for a long period, but it will always take a place inside our brains and heart! I deeply believe that no matter how many years a person lives abroad, and how much he/ […]
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4 Tips on How to Distinguish Good/Bad Gelato

Anybody who comes to visit Italy must also come with the money and appetite for the Italian food. No matter if it is a simple plate of pasta with tomato sauce, pizza margherita, or steak Fiorentina over a glass of wine, etc. we kinda expect Italian does it better! And when it comes to Gelato […]
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Brunch at Florian: A Delicious Thing to Do on Sunday

My obsession to brunch dated back to the days when I watched Sex and the City: putting on a cute outfit, meeting girlfriends on a lazy Sunday afternoon, chatting at a table full of food: bacon, eggs, bread, shrimp, pasta, pancakes, pudding…… and cocktail! I call it occasion of the three F: Friends, Food & Fashion.

Il Mercato Centrale: Cozy Street Food for Everyone

When a friend proposed to go for lunch in the fresh market Il Mercato Centrale the first time, I wasn’t quite convinced. I’ve seen similar things in Hong Kong: restaurants in the local fresh market, where people eat fast food sharing tables in the chaos environment. It is nice for experiment, but not for enjoyable […]
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Amblé: Oasis Right in the Florence City Center

“Where can I go if I’d like to have a snack/ a relaxing break in a quiet and nice environment, and still close to the city center of Florence?” I would say one of the best options is Amble, a restaurant hiding in a small piazza, only 100 meters away from Ponte Vecchio. Locating in […]
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Three My Favorite Ice Cream Shops (Gelateria) in Florence City Center

Three things have started to play bigger part in my routine life since I moved to Italy: water with lemon juice, prosecco, and gelato (ice cream). A cup of water with the juice of half lemon is the first thing I take in the morning; in the evening before dinner, me and my husband would […]
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