A lovely home a tasty food good friends stunning sundown whatelse? ah flowers ! A great happy hour to end a fab day! Enjoy 😉👍 <a href="https://
What a wonderful location just close to my home in Sardinia : flowers, fabulous food & fresh air ! An excellent white wine a Vermentino from Gallura that is in the north of the island where I am . This wine is so sweet & delicate but strong at tge same time…I was drunk after … More Sardegna : a typical dinner with seafood
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…
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
A perfect Sunday lunch on a terrace with old good friends pairing with tasty & beautiful dishes prepeared by a passionate young chef, Alessandro , who worked in my beloved London & in Australia before landing in Pistoia. A special comment on a liver patè that is my favourite , both for its taste & … More Pistoia’s restaurant : Il carbonile ~ quality & passion
A typical big countryhouse restored & divided in flats in the outskirts of Pistoia , to host Italian & foreign people from everywhere . The owners , avery nice Tuscan couple, welcomes me opening the door of this beautiful house with brend new furnitures , handmade embrodery tapestry, every comforts including air cond in each … More Pistoia : Agriturismo San Rocco, a Tuscan farmhouse
Last wek end we hosted a all day round & night 👍😉a kermesse of tuscan food cusine , many different kind of restaurants & trattorie from Pistoia ‘s district under the same sign & roof : Tuscan food! Just finished the second edition & with a great success for Corradossi restaurant who won the award … More Pistoia: La Toscana in bocca = Tuscany by mouth a Food experience!
In an old building – historical palace – that is a Residence in the city center of Pistoia ,www.artemuraresidence.com yesterday I was invited to a wine tasting of Tuscan producers ( one is my friend Lisa Barsi with her farmhouse – family estate www.lepoggiola.com ) combined with fab paintings made by www.danielacorsini.it Behind the palace there is … More Pistoia : a secret garden , wine & art and … whatelse?
Not just wine, not just food , not just Tuscany : here we are in an exclusive location, with a noble lady , by her family estate with a magnificent Italian garden…simply a dream 😍😍 with something more ….excellent wines , extra virgin oil & a special dessert wine : vin santo! Ginevra is the … More My exclusive Tuscany : lunch & wine tasting with a real Italian Countess
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
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
my first dinner in Lisbon was a tasting tour for me & my husband only and our guide of course , Silvia. First stop by Casa do Alentejo not at the restaurant that is not very good, but on the ground floor in a small courtyard full of locals 😉😉 we had a kind of … More My Lisbon : a guided tasting tour
I am going to tell you the story of ….. ….once upon a time there was a Tuscan girl who dreamt about living abroad & leave her small town for a big metropolis , as London, forgetting about her past & starting a new life far away from her birthplace… 30 years later this girl … More My Tuscany’s Tale: Volterra & 50 shades of green
tasting & walking tour to immerse myself in The real Lisbon ‘s atmosphere with its colours, smells & goodies! Mountains of codefish, ( They call it The sea pork as They eat everything of it : toungue & chick too)sardines & pata negra ham so expensive & so lightly tasty as no one else …extra … More My Lisbon : a Food tasting tour remembering Sardinian flavours
Not only ️great tasty food but also a stunning view over Moneglia’s bay…and a real EXPERIENCE of good Italian food! Not Just a huge choice of wines from all over Italy but also a friendly staff with Edoardo in The kitchen & Letizia , his wife, following ️our dinner step by step … La … More An authentic food experience in an Italian Restaurant with a view
Florence at night is shining as a real gem This is Spini – Feroni ‘s palace in its magnificence🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 in Santa Trinita Square. Il Borro tuscan Bistro is on The Arno riverside , same building of Ferragamo’s headquarter ( Old Beautiful historical palace Spini -Feroni ) an elegant & typical Tuscan bistrot can offer you … More The fab 4 F : #Florence – #Ferragamo – #Food – #Fashion !
Lisa welcomes you with a glass Of her wine : red Chianti from her wineyard Just behind her. Her grandfather & father started this passion 4 wine ,extravirgin olive oil & Vin Santo dessert wine ( That I love!😍❤️) many years ago when her grandfather bought this estate . Nowadays Lisa runs this beautiful Agriturismo … More A Real Tuscan farmhouse producing wine & Organic EVO
Last Sarurday I had The pleasure to be one Of The tasters Of The New Opening small barrels by Marini Estate , Just in The surrounding hills Of Pistoia. ‘Vin santo è…. ‘ = It is Vinsanto ! Is The name if this event created by Marini to celebrate The Opening Of The barrels. … More MadeinPistoia – Vinsanto : a Tuscany a precious godness’ nectar for humans
Here we are in Pistoia , my town , rich in typical local producers such as Giuseppe Marini http://www.marinifarm.it. His delicious VinSanto is a MUST not only for Tuscany but even abroad . Winner Of many awards it is a family run farm in the outskirts Of Pistoia producing Extra virgin oil, jellies wine, jams … More MadeinPistoia – How Tuscan grapes become VinSanto #dessertwine
Here we are : Cooking & tasting Special dishes Of this magical region Of Italy, Liguria! Chef Brenda Fawdon from Brisbane ~ founder with Sonja Drexler Of http://www.mondo-organics.com.au the first fully-licensed organic Restaurant in Australia . Let’s See How much fun we had together in a culinary week Such as the last one .. A … More Cooking class in Liguria
Florence : Sunday Morning & Open gates for some beautiful old noble palaces in The heart of The city Here they are : palazzo Frescobaldi ( renowned WINE makers) & Ferroni on The ‘oltrarno’ side. Let’s go!
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
When I saw The villa & the garden I thought : I am part Of a painting ! when you think or dream about Tuscany I am sure you should have this view only on your mind. The location is so beautiful and so lovely you Wouldn’t want to leave it… The owners ~ Moreno … More Montechiari Estate top wines in Montecarlo , 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…
September is a Special season for me : you can smell The grapes scent in The countryside,some figs still hanging on trees, black berries are dried by sun, fresh nuts, pears & cidrus . The temperature is perfect for walking Tours through The fields . Time for harvest : you know How much is important … More Pistoia : Agriturismo Amedea & harvest time
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
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 ! </ <
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?
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.
where you can try the typical Tuscan products with special wines and spirits
Every year, at the end of september, the Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes are harvested. The bunches that are the least dense and the most ripe are placed to dry on straw mats. Vin Santo starts from here!
I love this Vin Santo home made by famers around my area in Tuscany. It’s perfect to match with almond biscuits as this one. Meditation wine, also called, I think can be called friendship wine too, as it is so nice to drink and chat with a small glass of it…
Aged for 13 months in the blue sea , 70 metres deepth, at a perfect temperature of 15° . Vermentino grapes, pigiato and bianchetta from the Ligurian cost it is a sparkling wine perfect with seafood and as aperitivo. The bottles are all different covered with sea’s souvenirs.
Have you ever seen such a strange bottle of wine? It is covered by sea food and shells and crabs and you know why? because it stayed into the deep blue sea of the Poets’ Gulf in 5 Terre!
SCIACCHETRA’…very small production for this top wine from 5 Terre, very expensive but unforgettable..!
Talking about the best cut,the best way of use every part of the animal as each one is a precious piece not be to wasted ! Respect and love for this beautiful and useful animal
Tuscany is not only synonymus of fashion and art , in fact in the month of March it offers the occasion to TASTE and buy the best Italian food products and just few from abroad : where? By TASTE of course, from March 9th to 11th this year by Stazione Leopolda ( it was the … More FLORENCE IS A MOVEABLE FEAST FOR TASTE EVENT!
Met him in his beautiful estate in the tuscan countryside last October , in occasion of a luncheon & wine tasting with group of a cooking class from Los Angeles. He came to welcome us and everybody fell in love with him!