This morning I was prepearing lasagne for tomorrow lunch to celebrate my daughter 18th birthday at home, and was thinking the importance of cooking for someone you love, thinking of her/him/them while you are doing this . Both my daughter & me decided to do it at home not just because it is the best … More Food & feelings about cooking
Yes, I miss London as a friend who lives far from me but who stays in my heart everyday, every moment of my life. London has a special place in my mind : live its big streets, its multicolour windows, its shops & its smells around different world’s cultures & kitchens ! Miss the curry … More Missing London in Christmas time
I have already told you about Pistoia that has been called “city of green” because of its nurseries plant & greenhouses , exporting plants & trees all over the world to create fab private & public gardens /parks ,right? This time I wish to share with you this beautiful location where having a yummy & … More Pistoia’s gem :ever had an aperitivo in a greenhouse & in a kitchen garden? Here you can!
What a great Sunday yesterday ! Some months ago I had the pleasure to meet a foodblogger from Prato – Stefania Storai www.minaelesuericette.ifood.it & she invited me to this event in Prato called : Pastamadre day , litteraly in English could be “mother dough “: the name is easly understanding , because it is from … More Prato & PastaMadreDay : sourdough for homemade bread & focaccia
Have a look to this old & noble private palace – Palazzo Caluri in the past – now offers rooms , suites & apartments for everyone who loves to live a special Tuscan experience in the city center of my birthplace, Pistoia. Love the name “locanda ” as it is what was been called … More Pistoia : a lovely old palace where to stay if you wish to visit my city
Let’s start a new category for my blog : I DON’T WANNA BE MASTERCHEF ! Who said Italian women are always cooking elaborated meals?? We are very busy as every woman in the world is but….we don’t like to buy cooked food by other people ( or at least is what I am not doing … More I don’t wanna be Master Chef : my easy pumpkin & leek soup ( as Italian women are not all chefs!)
My grand-grandmother Inès used to prepear these at home during autumn season when in Pistoia’s countryside farmers killed pigs to make sausages,ham,ciccioli,salame & ….these original kind of crêpes made of pig’s blood . In Italy we have a saying : “del maiale non si butta niente! ” in English :We use all parts of … More MadeinPistoia : ever tried migliacci?a special kind of crêpe made of…blood!
If you need an elegant , classy location but at the same time a warm, welcoming place where to eat with your family or friends , for a business luncheon or dinner to sign an agreement or to celebrate a birthday or an anniversary , this is the best place in town , since 1926 … More Pistoia: Ristorante Rafanelli a must for traditional Tuscan specialities & great wines🍷🍷🍸🍸
Did you know since the Roman Era this granite was very popular all over the Mediterranean area? The Romans had their caves just in this Northern part of the island & ship them to Rome. Still today it is exported all over the world and this is one of the most requested kind of precious … More Sardinia : granite cave near the seaside
What a nice tour we had together in Pistoia ! Such a great group of people , all experts of food and really interested in knowing everything about Tuscan food and wine, of course, and extra virgin oil and plants! An unforgettable 4 days trip with Irish people that I feel so close to Italian … More Slowfood Galway , Ireland , visited & tasted Pistoia ‘s flavours with me
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
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