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Must try foods of Tuscany

There are loads of delicious foods in Tuscany but here are 6 authentic must try foods of Tuscany you can’t miss for a classic taste of this region. Pappardelle with wild boar ragu This dish consists of wide ribbons of pasta in a meaty tomato sauce. It is a staple in Tuscany and found in […]

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Lemon Ricotta Cake

Lemon Ricotta Cake courtesy of Laura in the Kitchen Ingredients 1-1/4 cups of All Purpose Flour 1 cup of Almond Flour  1 tsp of Baking Powder 1/2 tsp of Salt 1 cup of Granulated Sugar 1/2 cup of Unsalted Butter, softened at room temperature 4 Eggs 1-3/4 cup of Ricotta Zest and Juice of 3 […]

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Italian Sausage Eggplant Timbale

This Timbale is an absolutely fabulous hit. It makes a beautiful presentation to impress your guests and don’t forget there is a mozzarella cheese center! Recipe and video courtesy of Recipe30 Ingredients 2 eggplants 2 garlic cloves 3 Italian sausages Half teaspoon of dried thyme 2oz – 60g mozzarella cheese (four small torn pieces) 3oz […]

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Phase 2 of Covid-19 lockdown begins in May for Italy

As Italy is now preparing to enter phase 2, a softer lockdown in May, the atmosphere is filled with both relief and trepidation.  Over the next few weeks, businesses will reopen in staggered periods and people will be allowed outside for limited movement beyond necessities. However, this by no means indicates life will return as we […]

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How well do you know Florence?

Here’s a quiz testing your knowledge of Florence featuring @bacithebeagle. From piazzas to street artists and more. Find out your score!

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Italian Lentil Soup

Italian Lentil Soup Italian Lentil soup is a great dish at any time but during New Year’s celebration, lentils or lenticchie in Italian are served.  Lentils are thought to bring good luck and prosperity so it is an Italian custom to eat lentils at New Year’s. Here’s a lentil soup with sausage recipe that is […]

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Summer Pasta Recipes

Summer Pasta Recipes Here are 4 quick and easy summer pasta recipes.   These recipes are light and perfect for a summer night.  Enjoy!  Video from youtube courtesy of Vincenzo’s Plate “Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life.” –Anna Akhmatova  

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Arno River Boat Ride

Arno River Boat Ride A boat ride along the Arno is truly an amazing experience and I recommend it to anyone visiting Florence.  Reservations are required and boat rides are usually available from April to October. The actual boat ride lasts about 45 minutes and offers amazing views of the Ponte Vecchio and more which […]

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Italian Pistachio-Orange Biscotti

Italian Pistachio-Orange Biscotti INGREDIENTS: YIELD: about 30 cookies                  4 eggs 3/4 cup (150 gr) of sugar 4 oz (115 gr) of unsalted butter 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract zest of 1 orange 1/2 teaspoon of salt 2⅔ cups (400 gr) of all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons of baking […]

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WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT ITALIAN CULTURE?

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT ITALIAN CULTURE? There are many things that can describe the Italian culture.  It is commonly associated with family, food, wine, art and much more.  Here’s a quick video celebrating the Italian culture.  Video from youtube

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