The Original Florentine Steak Circa 1565

Bistecca alla Fiorentina Florentine Steak

Tuscans seem to be born with an inherent knowledge of all things cultural and culinary (which in Italy, are of course intrinsically connected). Simone, the chef at Demetra, speaks about ingredients, Tuscan traditions, and cooking techniques with a colloquial authority, his passion for local cuisine coming from a lifetime of being immersed in it. However, […]

More so now than ever, you should Shop Local

Florence Eat Local Shop Local Support The Community

2020 has been and extraordinary year. Often we use the word extraordinary in a positive sense, but unfortunately in this case I mean, anything but ordinary. Many local businesses are having a hard time. Back in March we all thought, “sure I can resist a couple of months without working”. Now as we approach month […]

Rye Bread Attempt No. 1

Home Baked Rye Bread with Monna Giovannella Rye Flour

First steps into the world of bread baking and exploring the flavors and textures of ancient grain flour.