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Marinara Pizza – What’s it all about?

The first time I saw a marinara pizza in Florence, I assumed the restaurant had made a mistake. A pizza with no cheese seemed wrong, almost sinful. But after rereading the menu and seeing that the delicacy does in fact exist, I became intrigued. A pizza with no cheese allows for the often-understated players of a standard pizza to shine and for those who are lactose-intolerant or, although I struggle with y ...

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What’s the Deal with Florentine Cookies?

What's the deal with Florentine cookies? By: Kate Sefton  Before departing for my journey here in Florence, my mom got me all excited about eating Florentine cookies in the place they were created. A florentine cookie is a thin cookie with a dark chocolate base topped with Caramel and nuts, with a cranberry in the middle. These cookies are frequented at my family parties and have been one of my favorites si ...

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Eating through the Piazza: Santo Spirito

Breakfast: Volume Piazza Santo Spirito, 5/red, 50125 Firenze; Tel: 055 238 1460 I have a hunch that just walking into Volume makes you instantly cooler. The busy bar is filled with students, young people, regulars that have been coming for years, and a lot of dogs. Dimly lit and bustling with people, the workers at Volume have listened to me fumble through ordering in Italian with no judgment too many times ...

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