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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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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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  • 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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