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Toni Mazzaglia

Born and raised in America, and lured to Italy by superb food and wine, Toni Mazzaglia moved to Florence in 2002.

In 2007, she created Taste Florence Food Tours to share her love of food and wine with visitors. Her tours have been featured in Fodor’s, Rick Steves, the Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News, The Washington Post, the Toronto Star, and featured on Voice of America, Deutsche Welle, The CBC and MTV.

Toni is currently producing her upcoming podcast, Craving Tuscany.

She writes to share her love of Italian cuisine with all who are hungry to learn more, and she is thrilled to share her passion with the readers of Appetito.

Tuscan Kale Crostino Is Your Seasonal Starter

Our contributor from Florence shares her recipe for this seasonal crostino using Tuscan kale and fresh extra virgin olive oil.

December 11, 2023

Finding the Classic Restaurants in Florence

Our contributor shares her favorite classic restaurants in Florence that never get old.

September 12, 2023

Your Guide to Gelato in Florence

Appetito's Florence contributor, Toni Mazzaglia, compiles a list of recommended gelaterie and flavors in Florence based on her 15 years of experience as a food tour operator.

July 24, 2023

Sagras are Your Ticket to a Memorable Italian Experience

Appetito's Toni Mazzaglia shares the skinny on Italian food festivals held annually in villages throughout the country.

July 7, 2023

How to Make Budino di Riso

Our Florence correspondent shares how to make this beloved Tuscan rice pudding pastry at home.

June 7, 2023