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Officina della Bistecca

Officina della Bistecca Where’s the beef?  Certainly you will find an abundance of it at Dario Cecchini’s restaurant, Officinia della Bistecca, located in Panzano in Chianti.  It is definitely a meat lover’s paradise for those with a hardy appetite.  Get ready to enjoy 5 courses of beef while being entertained by the staff and Dario […]

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Volterra Prison Restaurant

Volterra Prison Restaurant The Fortezza Medicia is a present day prison that offers a unique experience to both the inmates and the public.  A number of times per year, this high security prison also operates a restaurant on premises that is staffed by inmates serving the public. This rehabilitation designed program allows the inmate to […]

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Centellino – The Perfect Pour

Centellino -The Perfect Pour Our waiter at The Golden View in Florence explained that the centellino insures the perfect pour.   Once the bottle is uncorked, the centellino is inserted.  The bottle is held at an angle to fill the centellino for the proper measured serving. JOIN US ON THE NEXT PAGE TO SEE THE […]

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“Italian Food” “Chianina Hamburger”

“Italian Food” “Chianina Hamburger” The Italian breed of cattle called Chianina is what bistecca fiorentina is produced from.  The Chianina Hamburger is also a popular dish in Italy. JOIN US ON THE NEXT PAGE FOR THE VIDEO

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Dario Cecchini, “the Butcher of Panzano”

Dario Cecchini, “the Butcher of Panzano” This is the presentation of La Bistecca by Dario Cecchini at his restaurant La Oficina della Bistecca.  What a show!  The restaurant is located at Via XX Luglio, 11, Panzano in Chianti (Fi) JOIN US ON THE NEXT PAGE FOR THE VIDEO

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Osteria Francescana named world’s best restaurant 2016

Osteria Francescana named world’s best restaurant 2016 Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy was named the world’s best restaurant for 2016. JOIN US ON THE NEXT PAGE FOR THE VIDEO

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How to stretch a Pizza Dough

How to stretch a Pizza Dough Learn to master the pizza dough stretch. Here’s a video with step by step directions. JOIN US ON THE NEXT PAGE FOR THE VIDEO

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L’ Antica Pizzeria da Michele

L’ Antica Pizzeria da Michele In 1870, the Condurro family started what was to become a long tradition of master pizza makers in the center of Naples. Michele Condurro son of Salvatore, improved the family’s art of preparing the pizza, whose secrets he had learned from the famous masters in Torre Annunziata (district outside city), […]

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ARA è Sicilia

ARA è Sicilia Run don’t walk to this Sicilian restaurant in Florence!  I honestly can’t remember the last restaurant that I went to that I was overwhelmed with delight by the combination of flavors and quality of dishes.  Daily specials are offered in addition to the regular menu so be sure to check the board where […]

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Mercato Centrale Firenze

Mercato Centrale Firenze The Mercato Centrale (Central Market in English), or Mercato di San Lorenzo in Florence is located between via dell’Ariento, via Sant’Antonino, via Panicale and Piazza del Mercato Centrale. It is one of the results from the time of risanamento, the period when Florence was the capital of Italy in the late nineteenth […]

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