Featured in

  • Published 20100302
  • ISBN: 9781921520860
  • Extent: 264 pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm)

IT IS CHILLY in Florence when we get off the fast train up from Rome. The calories from the rushed breakfast, the café latte in the dining car as the sere landscape whizzed by, are fast wearing off as our taxi crosses the river and winds through the narrow lanes of the old San Frediano district of artisan workshops.

In Via Camaldoli, we find a plain two-storey shopfront that bears the nameplate Associazione Culturale Arte e Gastronomia Orientale. Since 1983, the association has provided cooking classes in English and Italian, teaching locals the finer points of Italian and Asian cooking.

Already a subscriber? Sign in here

If you are an educator or student wishing to access content for study purposes please contact us at griffithreview@griffith.edu.au

Share article

About the author

Hamish McDonald

Hamish McDonald is the Asia-Pacific Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald and a former correspondent in Jakarta, Tokyo, New Delhi and Beijing.As the political editor of...

More from this edition

Food security in the Arctic

EssayIN 1847, FOUR years after being stood down as lieutenant governor of Tasmania, Sir John Franklin died at the other end of the earth...

Trouble at dolphin cove

EssayIN A STORY by Ryunosuke Akutagawa called ‘The Spider Thread', the thief and arsonist Kandata is writhing in hell with all the other sinners...

Stay up to date with the latest, news, articles and special offers from Griffith Review.