By: Jean Hinkley, MA 2017
There are few things in life better than a good sandwich. Whether you are looking for a lunch break from classes or from walking around the city all day, these sandwiches are sure to fill you up and make your taste buds smile. In these low-key environments, ordering food is also a great way to learn the Italian language.
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By Erin Sullivan, FFE 2016-17
There are a lot of factors that make up a school; sports teams, clubs, academics, location. And one more very important part of the college experience: food. When studying in Italy, there is never a lack of places to find a cappuccino, a croissant, or a good meal. But while most of us are trying not to break the bank by eating out every night, the cafe is a good place to start looking.
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By Samantha Hesler, FFE 2015-16
Pizza, pasta, and gelato, oh my! Upon arriving in Italy students will be able to experience world class Italian cuisine. Pasta pomodoro, pizza Margherita, risotto, tortellini, and endless flavors of gelato become the staples of a student’s diet. Fresh tomatoes and basil cover practically everything and it is all delicious. However, as with any cuisine, there comes a point in our lives when we get sick of it. The hankerings for Mexican food, french fries, and milkshakes become very real, especially during exam week. Below is a list of recommendations to satisfy every type of craving.
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By Elena Tarasova, BA
I must say before coming to live in Florence over a year ago, I had never heard of Eataly. To my housemates from the East Coast that sounded impossible but growing up and living in southern California, I never ran into a ‘Eataly’ store. Within my first few weeks of living here, it was already ascertained that this store was on my personal coyote trail of frequented shops.
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By Anna McLaughlin, BA 2015-19
Imagine 100,000 people in one small space, all trying to stuff themselves with delicious food and good memories. This is an accurate description of EXPO2015, essentially the modern world’s fair. EXPO is the World Food Expo, a shared space where the countries of the world get together, build their own pavilions, and then share their cultural cuisine with the visitors to their pavilions.
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As part of Prof. Campisi’s First-Year Seminar on the Philosophy of Food, students were asked to describe anything interesting they ate as they traveled during their recent fall break. Continue reading “Freshmen Florence Experience Food Blogs”
As part of the First-Year Seminar Prof. Joseph Campisi is teaching this semester on the Philosophy of Food, students are required to maintain a blog where they respond to weekly prompts. Recently, they spent time in class discussing the physiology of taste, how our various senses, sight, sound, touch (mouth-feel), taste and especially smell come together to create our experience of the “flavor” of a particular food. They also discussed various conditions under which people come to like and dislike certain foods.
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