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Federico’s Sage Pesto  Posted on 01/27/2015
Winter is here and there is no basil left in the garden, freezing temperatures have killed off almost everything. But so far, we have missed the snow. Puglia and Sicily were hit hard. While watching the weather report on the … Read...
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Culatello Di Zibello- Italian Treasures  Posted on 01/18/2015
I was amazed at this intricate tying of the Culatello di Zibello outside of Parma. It is one of the most precious ( expensive) prosciuttos that exists in Italy. It is made using the central part of the back hams, … Read more The post...
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Ivana’s Bread Bakery  Posted on 01/17/2015
For 20 years I lived just in front of the Mercato Centrale in Florence. What a blessing. Such a choice for ingredients and shopping. In front of the market, hidden behind the stands selling leather, is one of my favorite … Read more...
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Lost Recipes-Salame Dolce  Posted on 01/13/2015
This is one of my favorites to keep in the freezer as a back-up dessert! Richer and fancier versions sold in pastry shops now have melted chocolate and chopped nuts added to make it more of a candy version. Rolling … Read more The...
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Trattoria Mario’s Ribollita  Posted on 01/09/2015
Trattoria Mario’s is a home away from home for almost all the students that come to the study abroad programs in Florence. This tiny family trattoria began as a fiaschetteria 4 generations ago. These small family trattorias, passed...
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Tuscan Beans  Posted on 01/08/2015
My friend Samin has declared January #beanmonth. In Tuscany. every month is bean month. Tuscans are called mangiafagioli, bean eaters for their large consumoption of beans. In Florence, dining out, you mostly find the cannellini beans or...
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CINGHIALE AGRO DOLCE- WILD BOAR  Posted on 01/06/2015
Living in the countryside in Tuscany means being woken up by gunfire during hunting season. The good side, is often I receive a nice big piece of wild boar meat, like this Christmas. I made a simple version of the … Read more The...
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Casa del Vino Enoteca  Posted on 01/01/2015
One of my favorite stops while down around the Central Market is Gianni Migliorini’s Casa del Vino an enoteca. It is one of the best wine shops and wine bars in Florence, old style. A simple counter, very few places … Read more...
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New Year- Old Recipe Tuscan Apple Cake  Posted on 12/31/2014
Sometimes the classic recipes are the best. On my old website I had a list of recipes from some of my favorite chefs and restaurant owners. I had gathered them before the era of blogging. With the redo of the … Read more The post New...
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Agro-Dolce [Sweet and Sour]  Posted on 12/09/2014
I adore this time of year, work slows down to nothing and I have time to cook for pleasure. In Italy, the holiday season really starts on December 8th when the trees and creche scenes are set up and everyone … Read more The post...
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  • Craig 27 October 2011 14:56:46

    I would be very interested in talking to you regarding your move to Italy. I have been spending time in Panzano and Greve in Chianti and just left and now terribly homesick for it. My wife and I are thinking of selling our homes and findind a place there and would love to talk with you on e-mail to ask you some questions. Looking forward to hearing back from you

    Craig & Keena

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