As an Italian-American growing up in her grandfather's pizzeria at the Jersey Shore (anyone remember La Grotta in Long Branch?), Christina Baglivi Tinglof learned what good, regional Italian food was from an early age. She soon turned her love of Italian food, writing, and photography into a career. Her travel features have been published in the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Herald, and dozens of other newspapers. She is also the author of five books including the 1995 Northern Italy: A Taste of Trattoria, her first guidebook and the inspiration for this new series.
Chow Italy: Eat Well, Spend Less (Florence 2014)by Christina Baglivi Tinglof
If you're traveling to Italy in search of an authentic culinary experience but don't want to break the bank then skip those expensive ristoranti and head straight to the nearest trattoria, those unassuming mom-and-pop eateries where you'll find home-cooked, regional cuisine for a price that any traveler can afford. Chow Italy: Florence 2014/b>/i>/i>
If you're traveling to Italy in search of an authentic culinary experience but don't want to break the bank then skip those expensive ristoranti and head straight to the nearest trattoria, those unassuming mom-and-pop eateries where you'll find home-cooked, regional cuisine for a price that any traveler can afford. Chow Italy: Florence 2014 will guide you to more than 60 trattorie in seven neighborhoods throughout the city where the art and beauty of Brunelleschi and Michelangelo are around every corner.
Each restaurant listing contains the address and hours of operation, a description of the eatery's ambiance as well as chef's specials, plus a map to help guide the way. Take Trattoria da Sergio just off the Piazza San Lorenzo, for instance, where you can dig into a bowl of ribollita, a hearty Tuscan bread and vegetable soup for a mere €5. Or, if you find yourself hungry after touring Piazza Santo Spirito, then head to Trattoria La Casalinga where you can score a slice of polpettone alla carne macinata, the best Italian meatloaf. Ever. The price? Just €8. With Chow Italy: Florence 2014, you'll eat well but spend less.
Back matter includes a menu translator as well as an index to all 60 restaurants. Part of the Chow Italy series which also includes Chow Italy: Rome 2013.
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