Category Archives: Italy

La Femme Mange seafood in Prato

Seafood seemed like an unlikely choice for dinner in the heart of Tuscany, where the renown of its game and bistecca fiorentina far exceeds those of its fish and mollusks. But after a few days of boar, pork and beef, … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Greve in Chianti (and surroundings)

After Cinque Terre, we next travelled to Tuscany and made our base in the Chianti region, famed for its beautiful undulating hill-scape and of course, its wine. Agriturismos are working farms and/or vineyards with lodging options. They are dime in … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Bistecca Fiorentina at Antica Macelleria Cecchini

There’s a Chinese idiom that says “there are masters in every walk of life”. For Dario Cecchini, the most famous butcher in Tuscany, and some say Italy or even the world, this saying is definitely true. A larger-than-life figure, this … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange an Italian Food Day

If waking up for a 7 o’clock morning call to visit a cheese factory is your idea of holiday fun, then by all means seek out Alessandro of Italian Days Food Experience. This charming and funny Italian man is at … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange 12 hours in Bologna

People call Bologna by three names: Bologna the red for the color that dominates the stately cityscape; Bologna the learned for its university, the oldest in the Western Hemisphere; and last but not least, Bologna the fat. It is the … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange some Venetian Standards

In 2 short days, Venice had cast its magic on us. We joined the crush inside Cathedral San Marco, clapped to the instrumental beat of the dueling orchestras in the piazza, took photo after photo of the seemingly unless supply … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange cicchetti at Venice

If the number of bacari (bars) – their shopfronts displaying sandwiches and other edibles prominently – are anything to go by, Venetians like to snack. In this region of Italy, these small bites are called cicchetti though the bars in … Continue reading

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