Golossary: Granita

Italian for slushy, but so much better! Theory is that the Arabs brought this sweet icy concoction to Sicily where they mixed their flavored syrups with the snow and ice of Etna and without a doubt, Sicily still has the best granita to be found. Paired with brioche, it makes a typical summer breakfast both cool and refreshing, and appealing in the hot Sicilian summer. … Continue reading Golossary: Granita

Florentine traditional dish crespelle fiorentina spinach and ricotta crepes with bechamel sauce

Golossary: Crespelle Fiorentina

Florentines love their spinach. Yes they are famous for their steak; but it is the spinach that appears everywhere: the filling for the ricotta and spinach tortelli (ravioli) on every menu; stewed and braised with squid for inzimino, and as a side dish to grilled meats, like that steak. Crespelle Fiorentina (Florentine Crepes) is a once classic dish that has become more difficult to find. Only … Continue reading Golossary: Crespelle Fiorentina

Antica Trattoria La Toppa

La Toppa is a favorite of the ex-queen of Holland, she is a regular visitor and the family regularly books events here. On summer evenings La Toppa opens its doors and the tables spill out onto the medieval stone streets of the old borgo. Colorful flags decorate the town and create a festive atmosphere. It almost seems as if the town is La Toppa, or … Continue reading Antica Trattoria La Toppa