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

Pistoia’s hills : lunch by Zummo cheese house & much more…

Looking for a cooler  location where to have a good lunch & chats with my friends Rossella & Francesca we drove about 45 minutes on the Pistoia’s mountains direction ….Pavana! Just next door  to the  Zummo trattoria there is the Savigni butcher shop   http://www.savigni.comwho provides great hams, salami & charchuterie .Pairing these delicious meats … More Pistoia’s hills : lunch by Zummo cheese house & much more…

MadeinPistoia : ever tasted warm  ricotta  cheese just made by a real shepherd ?

An unforgettable  sensorial experience that includes smell , taste & sight : visiting a small family run cheese factory on Pistoia’s hill. A slow food product called :’raw milk pecorino cheese ‘ entirely made with sheep milk not boiled, to preserve the aroma & the proprieties of the fresh milk .  Hand made , organic … More MadeinPistoia : ever tasted warm  ricotta  cheese just made by a real shepherd ?

Slowfood Galway , Ireland , visited & tasted Pistoia ‘s flavours with me

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

Dario Cecchini and his Mac Dario: Panzano in Chianti, Tuscany’s taste

Visit Tuscany means not just looking around and visiting museums, castles and …churches but most of all…….. TASTE IT! Yes, taste Tuscan food and learn from it   how Tuscan people love  to eat and what  they eat since many generations   with a great pleasure and a sincere  satisfation of SHARING food with OTHERS … More Dario Cecchini and his Mac Dario: Panzano in Chianti, Tuscany’s taste

Made in Pistoia : Raw milk Pecorino cheese how to press it ? by hand,of course!

Signora Maria Tondini does this job since long time : in the past with the help of his husband, now with that of her son Graziano and grandson Daniele . Daniele is the youngest of the family and after having finished the secondary school he decided to continue the family business in spite of the … More Made in Pistoia : Raw milk Pecorino cheese how to press it ? by hand,of course!