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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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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