|unpretentious vintage doorway|
Wondering where cookbook authors go to eat when they are not cooking at home ?
|at Palazzo Pitti, Florence|
We have just returned from a two night stay in Florence, where we were able to fit in a few meals at my favorite family restaurant Cafaggi, run by successive generations of the same family for over 92 years.
|father of present owner in vintage poster|
|1960s coat hooks|
The magic ingredients that make us return every time include the traditional décor and menu, consistently excellent food and good value but most of all the family itself.
|main dining room crowded with happy diners|
What a pleasure to see the the white haired nonno still taking care of the conti and the lovely nonna shuffling back and forth, checking that everything is in order .
|vintage photo Cafaggi's kitchen|
(from Cafaggi Facebook page)
They recently celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary.
|a part of the Cafaggi family|
|celebrating Diamond wedding anniversary|
(from Cafaggi Facebook page )
Fulvio has been ordering the same dish at Cafaggi - cervello fritto with carciofi fritti – for the past 18 years and a trip to Florence isn’t complete without this ritual.
|fried brain and artichokes, a Florentine ritual|
I try a different dish each time and have never been disappointed.
|spaghetti allo scoglio|
|risotto with artichokes|
We are creatures of habit. Once we have found the best, why change?