Author: Camilla Pieri

Idioms from San Frediano

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“Non avere il becco di un quattrino”“Not have the beak of a penny” – The word “beak” is used as a reinforcement that emphasizes the scarcity of quantity (and can mean, referring to a husband or fiancé, betrayed and derided). “ “A caval donato non si guarda in bocca”“Never look a gift horse in the […]

San Frediano and its history

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“I, for example, am now sure I love only you”. Vasco Pratolini, The Girls of San Frediano San Frediano today remains one of the few neighbourhoods where the people of Florence and Florentine tradition come together. Usually you end up in Oltrarno at least 48 hours after you arrive in Florence. The Oltrarno, which literally […]

5 Mistakes not to make with the Barbecue

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1. Do not confuse the grill with the bbq. You can get help from The BBQ Song by Rhett & Link to grasp  the idea: “Bbq is not a verb, Bbq is not a grill, Bbq is meat … special meat”. 2. Do not use paper, fruit crates, fresh wood, old caravan panels, car tires, […]

BBQ Stories

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BBQ comes from barbecue. Do you know the famous English man who looks at the barbecue and its meat as if it were the most beautiful thing he’s ever desired in his life? There you have it, the barbecue, the meat that cooks slowly with that scent that rises slowly. This is BBQ. BBQ is […]