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Reliving Delicious Food Memories: A Treasured Story from Florence

Florence, Italy

One of my most treasured food memories is of a family vacation to Italy when I was a teenager. We spent a week in Florence, and every meal we had was a revelation. But the one that stands out most in... Read more

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Stall at the Toji Temple Flea Market (21st of the month)
Toji Temple, Kyoto

The classic Japanese snack, available from street stalls and markets all over the country. Chunks of octopus buried in balls of creamy batter, cooked in a special takoyaki pan. Served with some combination of the ubiquitous sweet/savoury brown sauce, mayonnaise, katsuobushi flakes as topping. Comfort food at its creamy, grilled, sticky, chewy best.


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