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Tired of reading about Florence? Enjoy it through videos by Flip Florence. Their new, multimedia approach to bringing Florence to life uses the wonderful Flip Video to capture and deliver the home of the Renaissance. Then we move on to enjoy a discussion about the many wonderful hats worn by Pamela Sheldon Johns. She is a cookbook author for Williams-Sonoma, a Chef, a B&B host, a...well, listen to the show to discover all her fantastic hats. Finally, Anthony interviews The Florentine. It's the best source of English news and information about Florence and Tuscany you'll find. The best part is it can be delivered to your doorstep at home in hard copy.
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How to Tour Italy: Flip Florence
Jason of Flip Florence gives Anthony the lowdown on his website, which uses a unique multimedia approach to bring Florence to life.
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How to Tour Italy: The Florentine
The Florentine covers news, events, culture, politics, business, travel, food, sports, weather, etc., in and around the Florence area. Best of all, it's printed in English, and aimed towards both long and short-term visitors to the area. Anthony takes you inside their offices to learn more about the operations of the publication.
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How to Tour Italy: Pamela Sheldon Johns
In her books and culinary workshops, Pamela Sheldon Johns shares the pleasures of food and wine... at the table, in the kitchen, in an artisan's workshop, or simply strolling through the farmers' market. Pamela's world-class workshops in across Italy are wonderful experiences you'll cherish for years to come, and you can find her cookbooks in bookstores everywhere. Enjoy this tasty conversation with Anthony!
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The Florentine
Bi-weekly free newspaper printed in English covering italian news, events, culture, tuscany travel and food, in and around the Florence area.

Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Pamela Sheldon Johns
After earning a Master's Degree in Education/Administration, Pamela taught cooking and food service to students with disabilities for ten years. She took a leave of absence in 1986 to pursue a love for cooking which began with employment with one of L.A.'s finest chefs, Joachim Splichal. Over the last twenty years she has enjoyed a freelance career that has included teaching, food styling, cooking school administration, and food writing. n 1992, Pamela and her husband, Courtney Johns, moved to Santa Barbara where she started the Cooking School at Jordano’s Marketplace. At this same time, she also began working as the representative of an Italian culinary program, and her first cookbook, Healthy Gourmet (Collins, 1994), was published and nominated for a James Beard Cookbook Award. In 1996, Pamela decided to devote herself to developing the culinary workshops in Italy and spend more time writing about food. She is now the author of fourteen cookbooks and lives in Italy, overseeing week-long culinary programs and exploring the backroads of Italian food culture. Pamela's wine and food workshops are in several regions of Italy: Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Campania, and Piemonte. A regular visitor to Italy since 1983, she and her family decided to make Tuscany their permanent home in 2001. Pamela, her husband Courtney, and their daughter Alaia now live at Poggio Etrusco, a 15-acre farm near Montepulciano, 1-1/2 hours south of Florence. Their villa is divided into private apartments for the students in the culinary programs and for weeklong holiday rentals. The estate is an active oliveto with 1,250 olive trees and a garden that provides fresh, seasonal produce.

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