Trattoria Zaza


I was recommended that I take a visit to Trattoria Zaza located right next to the San Lorenzo market in the center of Florence. I was told that their pasta was decadent, the prices were great, and  the experience would cultivate lovely food memories. I made sure to get reservations, because the place gets hopping. There {Read More…}

Agriturismo La Casa De Rodo: Pure Relaxation and Luxury


After having the most incredible rustic Tuscan countryside experience at Agriturismo San Leo, I figured that I should take Jared to share in a similar situation. However, I didn’t want to take him somewhere I had already been. I wanted us to be able to experience something new together. So after hours of researching on the internet, {Read More…}

How to Blow People’s Minds: A Pasta Workshop


So although I have had the absolutely INCREDIBLE opportunity to bake pastry 24/7 until it is coming out of my ears, eyes, and nose, I have had this lingering itch to cook Italian. And when I say “cook,” I mean produce food that isn’t primarily made of butter, sugar, and cream.Something that can be eaten {Read More…}

So I Decided To Go to Pastry School

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As I start midterms today, I thought it would be beneficial to take a few moments and reflect on what I have learned so far as a Baking and Pastry major at Apicuis International School of Hospitality in Florence, Italy. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would be writing study sheets about {Read More…}

A Tuscan Postcard: Medieval Towns and Vineyards


Last weekend, I took a day trip titled “Tuscany and its Vineyards.” As you can see from the picture, the views were impeccable. In fact, multiple times throughout the day, I was simply left… speechless. We were bused first to the small medieval town of Pienza, south of Firenze. The town, conceived by the Pope Pius II sits onto of {Read More…}