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Traditional Easter recipes in Tuscany

Food in Tuscany

Food in Tuscany is so good, it’s one of the main reasons to visit this Italian region! Tuscany is renowned for its gastronomic heritage, both due to the excellence of the raw materials and for the way that these are prepared. Here at Dievole, we’re proudly Tuscan. The Novecento restaurant at our wine resort serves classic dishes of Tuscan cuisine with local ingredients. On our blog, we like to share recipes from the Tuscan tradition, so you’ll read about how to make your own delicious pappa al pomodoro, ribollita, wild boar sauce, fresh pasta, or typical Tuscan Christmas sweets at home. You’ll also discover fun facts and stories about food in Tuscany.

Food in Tuscany
Traditional Easter recipes in Tuscany

Traditional Easter recipes in Tuscany

Easter is one of Tuscany’s most beloved festivities and its manifold recipes have been passed on from generation to generation. In medieval times during the 40 days of fasting people were only allowed to eat fish and vegetables, so in order to not let the overabundance of eggs go to waste, farmer families used them …Read More
April 5, 2017
Food in Tuscany
Extra Virgin Olive oil nutrition: all you need to know

Extra Virgin Olive oil nutrition: all you need to know

With the advance of nutritional knowledge, every day we learn more and more about what we serve on our plates. But in the ever-changing world of gastronomical values, extra virgin olive oil nutrition is still considered one of the mainstay’s of the oh-so-praised qualities of the Mediterranean lifestyle. Let’s look at the benefits and powers …Read More
January 25, 2017
Food in Tuscany
Why is Tuscan food so good?

Why is Tuscan food so good?

Tuscan food is world renowned. Any time we go to present Dievole around the world or meet people internationally, they say “oh, you’re so lucky to live in Tuscany! I had the best food in my life there!”. We can’t deny it. Really, food down the Italian peninsula is exceptional and we love traveling to …Read More
January 11, 2017
Food in Tuscany
The best ways to use olive oil for cooking at Christmas

The best ways to use olive oil for cooking at Christmas

When it comes to preparing a traditional Tuscan Christmas supper, we all know that a full course meal requires attention to detail and top-quality ingredients – after all, Christmas only comes once a year right? So spare nothing to chance, not even when choosing olive oil for cooking. Although often considered an ancillary secondary ingredient, …Read More
December 14, 2016
Food in Tuscany
5 fun facts about Tuscan Pasta dishes

5 fun facts about Tuscan Pasta dishes

Pasta is without a doubt the mast on which Italy’s culinary flag soars high and Tuscan pasta dishes are definitely among the most renowned. Pici with “cacio e pepe” (cheese and pepper), tortelli with spinach and ricotta, tagliatelle with boar ragù… all delicious and full of stories to tell! Pasta pioneers: the Spaghetti & Tomato Sauce Story …Read More
November 16, 2016
Food in Tuscany
Nocellara olives: why to choose this olive oil

Nocellara olives: why to choose this olive oil

Nocellara. The word alone should suffice to convince you – round, buttery and the epitome of all things Mediterranean. Originally hailing from Sicily, where it arrived thanks to the ancient Greeks who settled on the island in the mid-eighth century b.C, its firm, juicy and slightly bitter pulp are renowned all throughout the oil world. …Read More
November 11, 2016
Food in Tuscany
Why you should choose Coratina extra virgin olive oil

Why you should choose Coratina extra virgin olive oil

Coratina olive oil is undoubtedly one of Dievole’s  most prized and successful extra virgin olive oils. Indomitable and creative, tasting this monocultivar is one of those experiences that one should try at least once in a lifetime. Here are five reasons why we think you should choose this specific type of 100% Italian EVOO – and if …Read More
October 19, 2016
Food in Tuscany
Best restaurants in Tuscany

Best restaurants in Tuscany

Italy is a safe haven for food and wine lovers from all over the world and we take pride in our continuous strive towards culinary excellence. If you’re planning a trip to central Italy, you’ll find your share of options, but here’s our list of Best restaurants in Tuscany that might come in handy – especially if …Read More
October 14, 2016
Food in Tuscany
Letter from an olive on the brink

Letter from an olive on the brink

I felt the Winter chills down to my roots, and stored up my energy for you. I endured the driving rains of Spring, knowing that rebirth was on the horizon. I enjoyed the longer days of early Summer, and sweltered under the heat of the Tuscan sun in July and August. Headlong into September, I …Read More
October 5, 2016
Food in Tuscany
How to preserve Summer vegetables

How to preserve Summer vegetables

As Fall approaches, don’t curb your craving for fresh and crunchy veggies: here’s a simple trick that will preserve Summer vegetables and keep your dishes green and lively even as the year shifts into colder temperatures. La Giardiniera is a traditional Italian peasant food conceived to make the most of nature’s abundance. Its evocative name …Read More
August 26, 2016