Destination: Florence, Italy


The Food Section travels to Florence, Italy, this week for the second edition of Moveable Feast, an ongoing feature consisting of local food writing with a decidedly non-New York focus.

Professional cook and writer Samin Nosrat will be guest editing The Food Section for the next five days, providing a bellyful of culinary reportage on the flavors of Florence.

Ms. Nosrat spent three years at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, before traveling to Florence to work on a cookbook with Benedetta Vitali, chef/owner of Trattoria Zibibbo and the author of Soffritto: Tradition and Innovation in Tuscan Cooking. She just returned to the United States, but during her final days abroad, she penned a series of reports on some of her favorite food finds and culinary experiences during her two years in Italy. From the secret culture of ordering a panino bollito at the Mercato Centrale to where to find the best gelato in Florence, Ms. Nosrat will be your gastronomical guide.

While Ms. Nosrat takes the helm, Appetizers, the daily links, and Agenda, the weekly listing of food events, will be on a one-week hiatus, returning the week of July 5.