Happiness is a place: new all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurant in town

By Emma Montross, MA 2014-15

After returning from winter break, students living in Marist housing were surprised to find several new stores and restaurants in the San Lorenzo neighborhood. Casa del Puff (a beanbag store) and Mignon (a bakery specializing in cupcakes and American breakfast) unfortunately closed their doors, but as the saying goes, when one door closes another one opens! And those doors came in the form of Carrefour and Wasabi. Carrefour is a wonderful grocery store that this blog post will not focus on because Wasabi, located on Via De Ginori 20/R, is an all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurant that needs an article written all for itself. With €15 for lunch or €18 for dinner (excluding drinks), you can eat any and everything that comes down the conveyer belt to your heart’s content. If that isn’t target marketing for the hoards of bottomless-stomach students in Florence, I don’t know what is.  Continue reading “Happiness is a place: new all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurant in town”

Regional Flavors of Italy – Piemonte

By Alessandra Bianco, MA 2013-14

Piedmonte, in the northwest part of Italy and surrounded on three sides by the Alps is home to the city of Turin, known for manufacturing and cars. But this region has more than just mountains, metal, and motors – the food options in Piedmont are endless and delicious. Read on for an overview of what they have to offer!

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Regional Flavors of Italy – Trentino-Alto Adige

By Alessandra Bianco, MA 2013-14

It’s cold in Florence this week, which has us thinking about ski weekends and mountain getaways. While Tuscany does offer ski options, we’re thinking of bigger mountains, like those found in Trentino-Alto Adige, a region in the north of Italy that shares a border with Switzerland and Austria. Formerly a part of Austria-Hungary, this region’s culture is heavily influenced by its roots, and not only are you likely to find many German speakers in this region, you will also see foods that are unlike those found in other areas of Italy.  Continue reading “Regional Flavors of Italy – Trentino-Alto Adige”