Made in Pistoia : ever visited a Tuscan farm with cows?

With me,  yes, you can! Visit a family run business with the owners , explaining their experience about the Chianina cows ( it is one of the best meat quality  you can find in Tuscany) they started with just 3 animals & now they are almost 100 .Their  passion for this job : to feed … More Made in Pistoia : ever visited a Tuscan farm with cows?

Made in Pistoia : morning in a Tuscan old  mill pressing olives 

Every November I really need to find an old mill to …smell the aroma of the new extra virgin olive oil ! I said “I need ” because without this sensorial deep experience I can’t start winter time :for me  it’s the easier  way to try to forget summer  time & live the autumn mood … More Made in Pistoia : morning in a Tuscan old  mill pressing olives 

Ever tried farro beans soup ? a Tuscan traditional dish

Ever heard about “farro” ? it’s an old  cereal used in the past on our mountains especially in the Lucca area , spelt in English. Since I was a child my grandmother told me about this special kind of “brown  rice “she tasted by her friends in the Garfagnana district. At those times – about … More Ever tried farro beans soup ? a Tuscan traditional dish

Tasting Tuscan Chianti wine in a castle dated 1256!

  This is Meleto castle  www.castellomeleto.it in the Chianti district & of course the symbol of the Chianti Classico , the black rooster , was on the bottles we opened & tasted! The castle dates back Middle Age  & the Ricasoli ‘s family  owned it for many years,at the present  the property has changed . There is … More Tasting Tuscan Chianti wine in a castle dated 1256!

MadeinPistoia : Mardi Gras & frittelle di riso = fried rice donuts!!

My father from Thailand just phoned me to tell me they are prepearing special sweets for today….my friend from London wrote me this morning about a kind of pancakes they are making today and  so….what about here in Pistoia?? We are making FRITTELLE DI RISO in a very traditional way , as my grandgrandmother did … More MadeinPistoia : Mardi Gras & frittelle di riso = fried rice donuts!!

Do you know which is the best dressing  for your salad ?

A  right dressing can really makes THE difference for all your salads ! In this period in Tuscany we are pressing the new extra virgin olive oil & I love it on my salad , with some drops of balsamic vinagre & pomagranate🙃👍😉 delicious👏👏👏 And you? which do you prefer?click  here & know more about … More Do you know which is the best dressing  for your salad ?

How to make the real “bruschetta” with just pressed Tuscan new extra virgin oil 

My grandfather Dino    was used to say : “the simplest it is the best it  tastes ” if the ingredients are top quality  , I should add nowadays… This is the same for the real Tuscan bruschetta: no chopped tomato! just a toasted slice of Tuscan unsalted bread , extra virgin olive oil , … More How to make the real “bruschetta” with just pressed Tuscan new extra virgin oil 

A Tuscan wine tasting in a farmhouse with a view on the ‘balze’ – Volterra 

Wonderful view eyes open over this landscape   A perfect silence around us no cars no people just birds the green of the vineyards the olive trees orange old stones for a typical farmhouse hills made of clay… called ‘balze’ Badia San Giusto overlooking the valley an unreal atmosphere but it’s here it’s Tuscany in … More A Tuscan wine tasting in a farmhouse with a view on the ‘balze’ – Volterra 

My Tuscany’s tale : wine tasting ,not only Chianti region exists 

Not only Chianti area , not only a red red wine but also  a rosè one…not only Chianti in Tuscany exists! let’s have a look at this enchanting location  the   Pisa area..& yes,  Pisa is not only the leaning tower🍷🍷🍷🍸🍸🍸😂😂😂 This a big estate where you can taste many different kind of wines : … More My Tuscany’s tale : wine tasting ,not only Chianti region exists 

A book about olive trees in Tuscany : mythology & history

An interesting little book written by Sandra Ristoro – expert in  Etruscan  archeology  and  Gilberto Stanghini  – grower in Pistoia and member of   http://www.vivaistipistoiesi.it  – was presented to 30 journalists invited to  Pistoia for a press tour visiting our greenhouses and of course olives plantations. It contains beautiful photos about olive tree ‘s origins … More A book about olive trees in Tuscany : mythology & history