Buongiorno from my birthplace, Pistoia! This morning I after having visited the clothes market that as I wrote in another post of some time ago, it is on Wednesday’s & on Saturday’s in the main square of Pistoia since the Middle Age, I took a walk at the vegetable market on the “Piazza de La … More Summer colors of Pistoia : sun is here,on our food market today
Have you ever seen Such a colour for an EVO ? Extra virgin oil is part of ️our tradition : taking part to The Harvest , watching at The pressing in a mill & finally tasting a fresh green oil on a warm Tuscan bread slice roasted on The fire is The top! This is … More Extra Virgin Oil : Golden green from Tuscany
Love this food Paradise ️sooo much & I Want to share it with you😍👍 I am Sure you Will like it too. Here are ️my reasons : 1.The location ( Just near The Shard, few steps from The tube station) 2. The colours ( so ️many, so different , so ….wow!)from vegetables to fruits 3. … More #Boroughmarket #London :Ten reasons to visit
Interesting Typical Italian experience trying to learn ️how to cook Italian way & then eat it👍👍😉😉 Hands at work together with eyes & nose to smell every scent & catching each secret … For Italians eating is an important thing a Special moment We love to share with others ….not Just ONLY food but meeting … More Cooking class in Italy with me
Pistoia is a nice small city with Etruscan origins…. continue reading here on this interesting portal ….enjoy! http://www.menuale.it/blog/dove-mangio/il-pollo-doro–una-garanzia-da-piu-di-50-anni.aspx
Thank you for sharing my feelings , pictures & some words about what I see , discover, love! My next aim in this new year Will be to share with you The best Of my little town in Tuscany , Pistoia : an hidden gem squeezed between The well known Florence & Lucca and all … More New year , New ideas
Another excellent producer in my birth place , Pistoia. More Than 100 years dedicated to produce the best pasta with eggs or with spelt or with hard weat Semolina from Italy . All products are slowly worked & passed through traditional bronze plates so the surface can better absorbe the sauce ! A passionate a … More MadeinPistoia – Chelucci :#Pasta maker since 1912 in #Pistoia
First pasta’s celebration presented by an historical local producer & two machineries industries in Pistoia ! A stunning setting by the courtyard Of the old Court ( still in use – at present time – for the same purpose since the Renaissance period ) crowded by lot Of interested & curious people came from all … More MadeinPistoia : Un filo di #pasta : tradition & innovation made in Pistoia ~ Italy ~
Gallura is the northern part of Sardinia : quite often windy and with mild temperature all year round. Food specialities are zuppa cuata a sort of lasagna made with pane carasau bread sheep cheese and beef broth , ravioli with ricotta cheese , sugar and lemon with tomato sauce , handmade gnocchetti with sausage and … More #Sardegna : typical #food from Gallura
Surrounded by bougainvillae had fab dinner last night : agriturismo di mare! Never been before but for Sure to be repeated 👍👍 Very tasty seafood starting with lardo & bottarga on pane carasau ( delicious!) , Venere rice with octopus, ravioli with cernia fish & fregola with crab ( really excellent!) The location is near … More A dinner in #Sardinia : #agriturismo di mare = #seafood agriturismo with delicious #Vermentino wine😉😉
Don’t miss a tasting tour with me when visiting Florence! An authentic Italian food experience with a lot to know about first quality ingredients & unforgettable sweet memories Of your visit in Tuscany! ❤️🌻☕️☕️🍴🍴🍩🍩🍩🍦🍦🍧🍨🍨
Sunday Morning Today A Different athmosphere over the Arno river : Santo Spirito area Friends Colours Food Spritz White wine A sunny square with trees As a small Place des Vosges Parisienne Families Children Happiness Joy Sun Birds & fountain Church & restaurants Everything is Ready for us To be enjoyed We are hanging on … More Aperitivo in Florence :TAMERÓ diladdarno – Santo Spirito
Last Sunday I was invited to visit & of course to taste , some innovative proposals by “Il grigio veneziano” restaurant just outside Pistoia, Montecatini direction. A stunning motto is written on The walls’ hall : cleanness, precision &… passion ( in Italian all these words start with P : pulizia,precisione , passione) , a … More New opening : Il grigio veneziano Restaurant in Pistoia
First edition Of http://www.latoscanainbocca.it in Pistoia ! Located just close to The biggest library Of Tuscany, (www.sangiorgio.comune.pistoia.it )in The ex Breda area , called “la cattedrale ” ( The cathedral ). Open from 11 am until 11 pm : starting from breakfast with warm bread straight from The oven , until dinner time & more.. … More MadeinPistoia: a typical Tuscan food experience at LA TOSCANA IN BOCCA
Just on the historical via degli Orafi ( goldsmiths street ) of Pistoia a new ice cream shop opened last Saturday ! Creamy Stick ice cream and sorbets . Hand made with fresh ingredients , gluten free & very very tasty for our summer days & nights in town . An ice cream to go … More Pistoia New opening: STICKHOUSE ice cream shop!
It’s The third time for me here : love This fair about food and wine, beer and chocolate, salmon and icecream , cookbooks and tasting storma, shows & chefs from all over Italy. Florence is a Special location to host Such events & I really loved FUORI DI TASTE , dinners and meeting outside The … More A tasting of TASTE 2014 in Florence, Tuscany
What a great , beautiful surprise receiving This photo book from Lori Leinbach ( founder,director & chef by CulinaryUnderground in Southborough – Ma – Usa ) and her husband Chuck Linton ! A very nice book in which we can remember & show to our friends and relatives some Of our best sweet moments spent … More Photo book from Culinaryunderground in Italy ~ Liguria~2013
Here we are in The heart Of Tuscany The so called Renaissance cradle A brand New EATALY is Open You could see The Giotto’s tower bell from The top floor , it is in fact located in an old building That hosted in The past a big bookshop Smaller compared to Rome sister I visited … More EATALY IN FLORENCE NEW OPENING
Last year I met many different kind of people from everywhere .. I shared with them my passion for food, shopping and art and for The great addentare Of travelling! But most of all The pleasure to stay together on The same way , same street , different language , same heart I’ve met a … More A New year , New things I’ve learned
As I told you in My previous posts last October I was The tour leader of two American cooking classes : can you imagine how many special different kind of food I have tasted? No, I don’t think you could until you could see them in here😉 Just some Photos of what I had enjoyed … More Cooking class : tasty & lovely presentations !
PASTA MARTELLI can’t be found in supermarkets but only in delicatessen shops , you can’t ask for special kind of pasta they just make 4 kind :only SPAGHETTI, PENNE CLASSICHE,SPAGHETTINI and MACCHERONI DI TOSCANA. Small quantity for top quality ! POCO MA BUONO = FEW BUT GOOD In the countryside of Pisa in the beautiful … More Pasta Martelli since 1926 a family of pasta makers in Tuscany
I spent two weeks in Liguria last October as tour leader for two American cooking classes. Cannot imagine How many receipes we Did and How much we enjoyed sharing all This ! Some picts maybe will help to understand How many kilos more I have now under My skin…
Just close to piazza Sant’Ambrogio you can find great Japanese food PINGUSTO ASIAN FUSION RESTAURANT in an informal atmosphere with a huge choice and (very important to me) a lot of clients everyday so that’s why I can assure you that the food is always fresh ! Open everyday at lunch for just 10,00 Euro … More Florence, Tuscany : PINGUSTO WOK RESTAURANT
As I lived in Munich for some months when I was 22 to learn German language and I still remember it with great love . Seeing it after many years made me think about how many things have changed in my life since that time … but many things are just the same as 30 years ago! … More Munich , Germany : a glam city with fab food!
Munich : Bavaria, Germany Lived in This beautiful town about 30 years ago to study German language and today I found it still very Interesting , clean , tidy, elegant & safe to be a big city. The windows shops are shining with New winter collections & restaurants & cafes are very welcoming at any … More A luxury delicatessen food store in Munich :Alois Dallmayr
Milkeria in Firenze Borgo degli Albizi 87R ( just close to The Bargello museum , in The city center) Last Saturday I had the pleasure to meet my friend Paul from Sydney in Florence & decided to try this brand new ice cream shop in The heart Of town. ‘Organic’ is the word you can … More La MILKERIA : organic original Italian ice cream in Florence ~Tuscany
Visiting This Estate is an unique experience : stunning landscape from The castle hill , beautiful tower dated 1000 , the villa , The old cellers & The WINES! Giovanni da (from ) Verrazzano comes from here : He left Tuscany by boat & he was the first European explorer who visited The New York … More Tuscany WINE experience : Castello da Verrazzano ~ Greve in Chianti ~
Try Tuscany in September ! Quiter places Friendly people Relaxing moments No long lines Scent of focaccia with grapes ( ever tried?delicious!!) Time for figs & ham Enjoy the view with me ! </ <
La Mediterranèe – Paris Quartier Latin Tables available outside to see the sunset in front of historical monuments and just few steps away from les Jardin du Luxemburg, a cosy athmoshere inside with soft lights and mostly French clients. The menù cover is original with Cocteau drawings , The menù Inside is quite Interesting not … More Paris , France : Seafood Restaurant with an history
Ladies Of sea Signore del mare Marongiu Gina seafood shop in The heart Of Santa Teresa di Gallura Only beautiful ladies running this historical shop started at The beginning Of last century by grandfather Picchierru ( Giovannino Nicolai) who used to sell The fish he took on The coast directly on The street with his … More My Sardinia : Ladies of the sea ( & sea food)😉😍
Just at the world’s end on the Northern coast overlooking the bay , the lighthouse of Capo Testa a stunning landscape Sea Lounge Restaurant bar Cala Spinosa welcomes you with typical seafood dishes dj set live music at night cocktails and Sardinian Ichnusa beer just open this summer it is a romantic and trendy stop … More Sardinia island: my’pills of heaven’ Cala Spinosa Sea Lounge bar with stunning view
Dinner with a view delicious food cosy atmosphere smiling faces’ friends windy sunset on the Emerald coast nothing more nothing less Than This exists in a summer night in Sardinia
Dinner by the sea a terrace on the beach perfect silence only cicadas’ and waves’ sound friends’ voices wind in the hair cold champagne & chablis Sardinian beer fresh fish from the deep blue sea sunset as an orange light for our table full immersion in a simple lovely life this Sardinia, what else?
Having breakfast on the balcony with original Sardinian products is one of the most delicious pleasure I wish to share with you this morning! Starting with honey, from the North of this rich island, to creamy ricotta sheep cheese , handmade marmelade and fresh ciabatta bread, surronding by a calm,relaxing nature with flowers, pine trees, … More Sardinia: my”pills of heaven”: breakfast time
Last week I had the pleasure to visit some nurseries in the suburb of Pistoia in occasion of the international meeting ‘Vestire il paesaggio’ http://www.vestireilpaesaggio.provincia.pistoia.it about floriculture & nurseries in Pistoia area . My passionate guide was Gilberto Stanghini – vice president of the nursery industry association – who showed our group , (which was … More MadeinPistoia : visiting some of the greenhouses’ industry
Try the typical Italian cusine and enjoy the Roman lifestyle by Estrobar Ristorante cucina Italiana
For an unforgettable dinner or aperitivo try this restaurant by ABITART HOTEL . Visit http://www.estrobar.com you will find a cool atmoshere and a great choice & music! Enjoy ESTROBAR near the fashionable roman district ‘Testaccio’ and few steps away from Eataly.
On warm toasted tuscan bread ~ not salted as in out tradition ~ fresh ricotta & homemade Italian cherry jam from Vignola ( where there are the biggest and sweetest cherries in Italy!) & a cup of original English tea , Earl Grey of course for me !
Love Portobello market not on Saturdays – full of tourists – love the food stalls with all the aromas coming from different kind of food traditions London is made of this : a wonderful mix of cultures and specialities from all over the world all together concentrated IN HERE