Melaleuca Bistrot in Florence

cake on a plate with a foamy cappuccino and yellow flowers

Florence is well known for its many culinary delights: bistecca alla Fiorentina, hearty ribollita, and savory lampredotto sandwiches. However, while it honors its Tuscan traditions well, it also has a surprisingly contemporary dining scene given its size relative to cities like Milan and Rome. My favorite example is the gorgeous Melaleuca. Melaleuca is an airy […]

Maravé Gelato on Campo de’ Fiori

Once upon a time, I went to Gelato University and visited the Gelato Museum outside of Bologna. I learned so much about the history of Italy’s favorite frozen treat and had a lot of fun in the process. Carpigiani is world-renowned for their equipment and their approach to promoting true artisan gelato – so when […]

Breastfeeding in Italy

Jasmine of Questa Dolce Vita was recently sharing her experiences about breastfeeding in Italy, and it made me think about how different social acceptance feels compared to in the United States. I have written about being pregnant in Italy (including being pregnant during our full national lockdown), giving birth in Italy, and what babies eat, […]