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Lost Recipes - Sedano Rifatto  Posted on 12/05/2014
I am blessed to have married into a Florentine family. My husband's mother was a fabulous, tough woman who outlived two husbands and raised two lovely men. Tina Barchielli, lost her first husband during WWll, he was taken prisoner and...
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Big White Cows- Nose to Tail  Posted on 11/18/2014
I was asked to participate in the Vetrina Toscana sharing my recipe for a favorite dish using the Vitellone Bianco dell'Appenino Centrale. What is that? The huge white cattle raised for meat, In Tuscany it is the Chianina, in Emilia...
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Liquid Gold- video  Posted on 11/14/2014
I have a dream.I want to share my cooking classes online with video. I don't want to do "live classes" so thought that the best way was to do a fun light recipe video and share online. I recently took an online class to make...
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Sharing the Love- plans for 2015  Posted on 11/04/2014
This season has flown by, there has been no time for blogging.I am in the process of changing how I work and it is working well! I have been offering more week-long programs in Tuscany and in Sicily and this year I added Puglia to my...
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Big Red Tents and Dreams  Posted on 09/15/2014
This summer has flown by like a dream. We had very little heat so it was rather surreal most of the time. Then I attended MAD, a culinary think-tank in Copenhagen organized by Renee' Redzepi of Noma restaurant and David Chang of...
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Panelle- Sicilian Street Food  Posted on 08/14/2014
I was a vegetarian for about 7 years, I guess now you would say Pescatarian,as I ate sushi!Living in Tuscany now for 30 years, I eat meat. but the mediterranean diet is high in grains and vegetables as well as incredible cheeses. We get...
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Simply Summer- Pomodori  Posted on 07/29/2014
This year, like last year, has been a wet summer. But when you work cooking in a hot kitchen, it is welcoming. Luckily, my tomato plants have survived.They did have a moment when they lost some of their blossoms, so we don't have as...
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Chianti:Food&Wine APP- Montefioralle  Posted on 07/16/2014
When I published my app on touring Chianti, my idea was EAT. DRINK.SHOP.SLEEP.Pick a town on the app and then see what I suggest doing while there. It is impossible to list EVERYONE and we are all different in what we find interesting, but...
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Summer on a Plate- Peperonata  Posted on 07/06/2014
We snuck in a little mini-vacation at the beach as part of some research I am doing for a new tour, down in Maremma. Tuscany is so different in the various regions and not really over run with tourists. It is full of agriculture, not just...
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Signs of the Season  Posted on 06/29/2014
Trebbiatura- harvesting the wheatIn Italy, you must pay attention to the seasons. Often you only have once chance at making a seasonal recipe. This year I missed the Elderberry blossoms, to make a syrup for cocktails. But I did get my...
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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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