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Food in Tuscany

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Food in Tuscany
How to taste olive oil like a pro: 4 tips from Dievole

How to taste olive oil like a pro: 4 tips from Dievole

While wine tasting is a common activity, you might not know that a similar process is done with EVOO! Extravirgin olive oil tasting is an unique experience because it allows you to learn more about the aromas, the colors and the characteristics of a territory. With these handy guide you … Read More

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Misconceptions about Italian food: 14 irritating clichés

Misconceptions about Italian food: 14 irritating clichés

There are many misconceptions about Italian food. These clichés irritate Italians: food is serious business. Set aside those spaghetti & meatballs and read up! Italian cuisine—whether professionally procured or home-cooked—is a complex expression of a rich and multifaceted regional tangle. Generalising and leaning on clichés ticks Italians off. Here are a few examples that personally …Read More
May 16, 2019
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Wild Greens: Foraging and Recipes

Wild Greens: Foraging and Recipes

Foraging and using wild greens is a tradition dating back hundreds of years and it’s not that easy. It takes time to search around narrow streets, under the olive trees and in the vineyards, but also the ability to recognize the edible wild greens and learn how to cook them to enhance their unique flavour. …Read More
May 2, 2019
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Easter Menu: What my Tuscan family eats for Pasqua

Easter Menu: What my Tuscan family eats for Pasqua

  What do you eat for Easter? Giulia shares her Tuscan family’s Easter menu that mostly relies on family traditions passed down by her grandmother.     My family is quite traditional when it comes to celebrating festivities with food. We have a collection of traditional Easter recipes that we make year after year. Sometimes …Read More
April 11, 2019
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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 of those who follow a …Read More
March 14, 2019
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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