Firenze Files: Power of Pork

Talk about fancy cooking equipment all you want, but I just made one of the best meals of my life in a cheap metal pot from IKEA, in a cramped rented kitchen, with limited hand-me-down utensils, on a persnickety old gas stove, on the fourth floor of an apartment building in a foreign country.  TV … Continue reading

Firenze Files: Cibo a Casa

In between longer journals, essays, and reflections, I thought I’d share pictures of food I’ve eaten, purchased, and made.  This particular post is about food I’ve enjoyed at the apartment thusfar, and “cibo a casa” means “food at home.”  I think taking pictures is the easiest way to represent food, so although I don’t have … Continue reading

Firenze Files:The Barista Next Door

I spent some time in the Piazza Santa Croce today reading a book and drawing in the sun. I went back out after dinner as well and wound up venturing into the Finesterae, a ristorante, bar (both alcoholic and coffee), gelaterie, and pastry shop.  Originally intending to sit for a short while with a good … Continue reading

Firenze Files: An Introduction

I have arrived in Italy!  Actually, I arrived two days ago, but in the frenzy of traveling and unpacking and seeing some of the city I haven’t had a chance to post anything concrete until now.  I’m studying abroad in Florence, which is called “Firenze” in Italy, which is called “Italia” in Italian, which is … Continue reading