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Cavallucci di Siena: How to Make this Seasonal Treat

Food in Tuscany

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Food in Tuscany
Cavallucci di Siena: How to Make this Seasonal Treat

Cavallucci di Siena: How to Make this Seasonal Treat

In Italy, December 8 (the day of the Immaculate Conception) marks the beginning of the run-up to Christmas and, more specifically, cookie baking. As far as Tuscany’s concerned, and in Siena in particular, cavallucci cookies are the most popular. They’re not much to look at: neither elegant nor stunning and … Read More

Food in Tuscany
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
Food in Tuscany
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
Food in Tuscany
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
Food in Tuscany
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
Food in Tuscany
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
Food in Tuscany
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
Food in Tuscany
Italian Breakfast: How Italians start their day differently

Italian Breakfast: How Italians start their day differently

You’ve just awoken on your first morning in Italy and are ready to eat after your 14 hour transatlantic flight. Head to the kitchen to whip up some eggs over easy and bacon on the side and you are sure to receive some looks of both awe and confusion from the locals. A frothy cappuccino …Read More
March 29, 2018
Food in Tuscany
Restaurants in Italy: The Dievole Guide to best restaurants in Italy

Restaurants in Italy: The Dievole Guide to best restaurants in Italy

Italian flavors have long since been a favorite, and the country’s top wine is best tasted with its culinary counterpart. So here at Dievole, we’ve narrowed down the selection and handpicked the top Italian restaurants that assure only the best gastronomic experience; from comfortable fine dining to snazzier spots, these four Michelin-star restaurants are must-try …Read More
February 19, 2018
Food in Tuscany
Foodie Destinations: Your 2018 food and wine dream experience in Italy

Foodie Destinations: Your 2018 food and wine dream experience in Italy

The world is full of amazing foodie destinations, but what should be on your short list for 2018? Narrowing it down to Italy is a smart start, since this country offers a mesmerizing variety of local specialties, which always go well with the local DOC or DOCG wines! On top of it all, new food …Read More
December 29, 2017