Eating out in Italy: Florence and its Cuisine

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Florence does not simply regard itself as home to the greatest of Italian regional culinary traditions, but as the birthplace of Western cookery alltogether. Florentines will tell you with pride that it was Catherine de Medici who taught the French to cook by taking a team of Tuscan chefs with her when she moved to France to marry the Duke of Orleans, later to become King Henry II..

While it is hard to tell if the above is true or false, there is no doubt Florence can reward the wise traveler in search for good local food, especially if he/she manages to get off the beaten track. The key is to find a place that looks as though it’s popular with locals. If you find such a place, you’re probably onto a winner, both price and taste wise. As in most cities, the cheapest eating places can be found in…

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