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Gluten-Free Pasta and Food in Italy: what and where to eat

Food in Tuscany

Discover the most interesting restaurants and wine bars to enjoy travelling by the beautiful region of Tuscany

Food in Tuscany
Gluten-Free Pasta and Food in Italy: what and where to eat

Gluten-Free Pasta and Food in Italy: what and where to eat

It's not hard to find gluten-free pasta or food in Italy despite what you'd think, with this being the land of pizza and pasta. Being diagnosed celiac or being sensitive to gluten is more and more common, and with that has come a greater awareness in Italy toward the needs … Read More

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Italian Cheese: 20 reasons to love cheese in every region

Italian Cheese: 20 reasons to love cheese in every region

Italian cheese differs from region to region. That’s at least 20 different Italian cheeses, delicious formaggio, that characterize every part of Italy! Come on this cheesy journey with us. President and statesman Charles de Gaulle wondered how it could ever be possible to govern a country –his France– with more cheeses than calendar days. The …Read More
March 4, 2019
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Tuscan Cuisine: 12 Recipes you Have to Try in 2019

Tuscan Cuisine: 12 Recipes you Have to Try in 2019

If you’re already a fan of Tuscan cuisine, probably you’ve heard of, or even tried, bistecca alla fiorentina and ribollita. But have you ever tried crostini neri? Or schiacciata alla Fiorentina, a typical Carnival sweet bread? We listed for you the 12 Tuscan foods you have to try in 2019, either on the streets of …Read More
January 17, 2019
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Cavallucci di Siena: How to Make this Seasonal Treat

Cavallucci di Siena: How to Make this Seasonal Treat

Cavallucci di Siena are a sweet flavour of the holiday season in Tuscany thanks to wintery flavours like aniseed and candied fruits. Here's the recipe.Read More
December 20, 2018
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Easy to Make Tuscan Winter Dishes

Easy to Make Tuscan Winter Dishes

The bone-chilling Tuscan Winter doesn’t only strengthen our vineyards: it also livens our appetites! Our region is renowned for its culinary specialties, which masterfully combine simplicity, seasonal ingredients and unique gusto. Staples of the wintertime table are olive oil, wine, bread and tons of healthy cooked winter vegetables like cabbages and root vegetables. While for some, …Read More
December 17, 2018
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Offal in Tuscany: Not as awful as you think

Offal in Tuscany: Not as awful as you think

Do you think offal is awful? Tuscany has a long tradition of using these sometimes discarded animal parts in dishes you actually might find delicious! The offal has its origin in the San Lorenzo market, in the heart of Florence’s city center. There are butchers, greengrocers, bakers, fish sellers and tripe retailers. Here you can …Read More
November 9, 2018
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Types of Olive Oil: this Quiz Finds the Best one for you

Types of Olive Oil: this Quiz Finds the Best one for you

Did you know there are lots of different types of olive oil? Indeed, extra virgin olive oil comes in a range of cultivars and blends – think of cultivars as generating types of olive oil like different grapes make different kinds of wine. Each has its own flavors and is best with certain kinds of …Read More
November 7, 2018
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Ribollita, the Classic Tuscan Winter Dish

Ribollita, the Classic Tuscan Winter Dish

With the first cold days, Tuscan restaurants start serving ribollita, the classic bread soup with beans and kale, substituting the summer favourite, pappa al pomodoro. This is our recipe for this warm comfort food, sign of the Tuscan winter. Ribollita: understanding the name Ri-bollita in Italian means re-boiled, re-cooked. This very name is the secret …Read More
October 9, 2018
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Leftover Wine: Tuscan tips on what to do with it

Leftover Wine: Tuscan tips on what to do with it

Leftover wine. It happens. Maybe after a party when your friends leave and you start tidying up the kitchen. Well, that glass or half bottle of wine can be the first ingredient for a new recipe and a (very) good excuse to invite your friends at dinner once again. Here are five clever ideas to …Read More
September 19, 2018
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Pappa al Pomodoro: Flavours of the Tuscan Summer

Pappa al Pomodoro: Flavours of the Tuscan Summer

Pappa al pomodoro is the hallmark of traditional Tuscan home cooking. It was invented to use up ingredients that would otherwise have gone to waste, such as stale bread, placing emphasis on seasonal fare in a straightforward recipe that calls for a generous dash of the finest Tuscan extra-virgin olive oil. What makes pappa al …Read More
July 19, 2018