Has anyone been to this restaurant at the Westin Hotel Exelsior in Florence? If so, how was your experience? Did it recently re-open? To make a reservation, they ask for your credit card information. Is this unusual? Thanks!
Good homemade drip coffee is an attainable goal; Arno Holschuh of Blue Bottle Coffee shows you how. All you need is clean, hot water; freshly ground beans; and a proper drip filter (we like the porcelain ones from Sweet Maria’s, but many types are available).
Summer is in full swing, which (hopefully) means trips to the park or the beach. If you’re taking a picnic along, you should know a few food safety rules so you can pack, transport, and eat your meal without the threat of food poisoning. Liz Weinandy