Run by a family – Vinicio & Graziella , Silvia their daughter, this butchery is well known in Pistoia since 1967. Used to go there with my gandmother to buy the best meat in town and – of course – the best fresh home made sausages.. The secret is , as usual, the top quality … More MadeinPistoia: a family business : making fresh sausages
This is an original secret receipe hand it down from one mother superior to another. Dated back to the XII century it is composed by a mix of herbal infusion . It is a strengthening liqueur with a very percentage of alchol. Do you remember the Pinocchio’s tale? When Pinocchio arrived – almost dead – … More MadeinPistoia: ROSOLIO MADE BY NUNS
What a colour! What a taste! What a special kind of marmelade entirely hand made with no preservatives, no clourings following an old receipe of the Bendectines’ tradition .
In the heart of Tuscany, in Pistoia my birthplace,you could find the beautiful silent cloister where there are the wild oranges’ plants. It is not open to the public as they are enclosed nuns.Behind it there is the third biggest dome in Italy after those of Rome and Florence.
The secret is not to leave on the skin the white side as it is the bittest part of the fruit. The Benedectine nuns make two kind of marmelade : one with thicker cut and one with thinner ones. I tried both and can assure you that they are extremely tasty and delicate .
Really couldn’t believe Benedectine nuns in Pistoia were taken the pectine directly from they oranges’seeds , instead of buying it at the supermarket as usually I do , and you do too, I’m sure! /p>
Since before I have tried this one I didn’t love marmelade : too bitter, too different from the idea of jam I had. Once I tried this made with LOVE by Italian Benedectine nuns’ hands in Pistoia’s monastery ( a very small community indeed, 3-4 people only left) with organic oranges from their cloister, I … More MadeinPistoia :ORGANIC MARMELADE BY ITALIAN NUNS