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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 →

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 →

Italian gelato grows on trees

Creamy and colorful – a delicious Italian gelato in your favorite flavor – such a delight! Italian gelato and Italian weddings are a match made in heaven. And guess what? If you’re not into fruit or you’ve given up chocolate… Continue Reading →

Taormina wedding recipe

Lemons are to Sicily as grapes are to Tuscany, so a recipe with this secret island ingredient is called for at every wedding in Italy down south. Lemon-wrapped meatballs 1 and 1/2 lbs lean ground beef 1/2 cup pecorino cheese,… Continue Reading →

September in Tuscany wedding recipes

There are many reasons to love the end of summer:  blackberries, figs, olives, grapes … to name a few. Blackberries are tricky little buggers to nab.  They ripen to plump & juicy suddenly and then even if the plants are plentiful,… Continue Reading →

Fava tonka gnocchi

Tonka beans grow in Central America and are one of the fragrances in perfumes like Rive Gauche and Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent and Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel (learn more about the bean and fragrances from Elena Vosnaki). The fragrance… Continue Reading →

Twilight tomatoes

The uglier the better.  Those brownish cracks on the surface of tomatoes are a sign that they are actually grown in sunlight.  Lots of sun tans but wrinkles your skin and since tomatoes don’t wear sunscreen, well, their skin shows… Continue Reading →

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