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Syrah likes a view

Even grapes have their needs.  Some like it hot. Some like it moist. Syrah likes a view.  And what better vistas than the hillside of Cortona overlooking the Val di Chiana where prize cattle roam. The recent Beef & Wine… Continue Reading →

Italian Olive oil favors

Local, green, tasty favor to give guests at a wedding in Italy. Small enough for a carry on (100ml) and just enough to pour over a nice bowl of gelato (try it!).  The flavor will remind them of your big… Continue Reading →

2016: Year of the Thermomix

Homecooking is trendy, jump in Thermomix. An all in one machine that is sturdy and durable, just like its inventors, the German company Vorwerk.  In Italy it’s called ‘Bimby’ and no wedding registry would be complete without one.  Italian housewives… Continue Reading →

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire …

Italy is one of those places where chestnuts are roasted on an open fire in cylinder shaped baskets.  That earthy scent fills the air and attracts crowds old and young alike and everyone stands around the fire munching, mingling, and… Continue Reading →

Start 2015 with an Italian Starter

The way to introduce your wedding meal is with a stylish starter and how more Italian can you get for a wedding in Italy than Italian Wedding Soup.  Zuppa maritata – ‘hitched’ soup as it translates literally – doesn’t have anything… Continue Reading →

Fattening Tuscan Tortelli

Waistline wayfarers beware, this dish may be harmful to your health … NOT!  Inside, potatoes are camouflaged with kale and the tuscan-style ravioli called ‘tortelli’ are topped with lard – all healthy ingredients belonging to traditional Tuscan cuisine.  Come closer to the screen… Continue Reading →

Rain never stops a wedding in Tuscany

Lots of rain falling in Tuscany right now, but not enough to stop couples from getting married.  Keep those guests warm and dry with a typical Tuscan chowder, similar to Italian Wedding Soup (trans. zuppa maritata): Ribollita toscana Tuscan ‘reboiled’ soup… Continue Reading →

Mock up your Italian Wedding florals

Closing the distance from your destination wedding in Italy is Fleurish, where you are the fleurist 😉 designing your own florals. Invented in sunny California (where else?) by successful Pico blvd fleurist and owner of The Hidden Garden Amy Marella (Italian… Continue Reading →

Rose scented ravioli

Flowers and food: what a lovely pair! If you’re carrying roses to the altar, why not make them your theme throughout the day and scent your menu with rose garden recipes? The real star at any Italian wedding reception –… Continue Reading →

Food Events

‘Salone del Gusto‘ and ‘Terra Madre‘ is a Slow Food Italy event held in Turin – capitol of the Piedmont region of Italy – where all echelons of the food cult gather to compare notes, network, and … well, eat!  Kick… Continue Reading →

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