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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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Simply Sicilian- Swordfish recipe from Pino Maggiore  Posted on 06/21/2014
There are some recipes which just grab you the first time you eat them and remain in your memory. This is one of them.When we go to Cantina Siciliana for our cooking class, Pino is more than generous to share his recipes with us, not just...
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Simply Summer- Carpaccio  Posted on 06/06/2014
When the temperatures start to rise, quick and easy recipes are what we look at for easy meals. A favorite is Carpaccio. I remember it was one of the dishes that won me over to Italian food in the 80's at Prego restaurant in San...
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Sweet Home Sicilia- Planeta Foresteria  Posted on 05/27/2014
I adore returning to a place I love, like Sicily, when it starts to feel like home. That is one of the reasons I began bringing my students. When I ask an Italian who has been to America, how their trip was, I adore hearing exciting tales...
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Piccoli Piacere-- Small Pleasures { Merenda}  Posted on 05/18/2014
There are little things in life that make me happy, timing is one of them.As we were driving into Florence yesterday to attend a Dante reading by 1,200 people in Piazza Santo Spirito, we stopped at our favorite "truckstop" pastry...
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Involtini- Simply Divina  Posted on 05/13/2014
Probably the thing I adore about Tuscan cooking is the simplicity. This is a recipe that my husband grew up with and his mother, Tina, was the Queen of simple. She always taught me, spend more time shopping and less time cooking.People are...
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Artichokes: The Italian Way  Posted on 05/04/2014
I cannot tell you how excited I am at the market in Spring in Italy. We have so many incredible seasonal treats which are all at their peak. Often people are surprised at the flavors of the food in Italy. I think in the USA often our food...
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#blogcappuccinoday  Posted on 05/01/2014
Seems appropriate to start blogging again with a virtual event. My friend Rosella asked me to participate in Blog Cappuccino Day online.This is not a cappuccino, but a caffe' macchiato. What I normally order when going out.Macchiato...
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Taking a Break  Posted on 04/22/2014
Sometimes things just pile up in life and you need to take a break-- so I did!How can you miss me if I don't go away? This year is flying by and I am catching up with my trip planning. I started to offer more weeklong programs this...
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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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