The Zuppa Inglese (English soup) is a soft spoon dessert prepared with layers of ladyfingers soaked in liqueur (traditionally Alkermes), alternated with custard and cocoa cream Continue reading Italian Pudding Dessert Recipe: Zuppa Inglese
Organising a menu has always been considered an orchestration, and at Toscana Mia, every day is a different menu Continue reading Italian Menu Ideas
Carnival in Italy is such a significant time in the year, and we have so many things to say about it, and today we talk about the Carnival of Viareggio. Continue reading Carnival in Italy? Tuscan Viareggio.
Today the baccalà with chickpeas is still considered suitable for any time of the year and for any occasion. This dish requires very long preparation times due to the soaking of chickpeas and cod but it is possible to organize these two moments in advance. Continue reading Italian Baccalà with Chickpeas
Looking for a place where to stay in Tuscany and interested in having more real contact, do not be concerned about booking in places “where you meet locals”.Here you meet locals, anyway. Continue reading Where to stay in Tuscany
The ciambellone fornetto Versilia is a high and soft cake that cooks without oven but directly on the stove in the pot “Fornetto Versilia”. Continue reading Unexpected Italian Cooking Tool:Versilia Oven.
A very traditional Tuscan recipe with zucchini, courgettes from the Tuscan town of Lucca very successful with students at Toscana Mia Cooking School Continue reading What to cook with zucchini/courgettes?
Castagnaccio is a typical Italian chestnut flour cake with some differences depending on the region of origin but always so good. Continue reading Castagnaccio-Chestnut Flour Cake
The easiest way to meet locals is to travel somewhere where you already have a connection. and at Toscana Mia we would love to be your connection in Tuscany. Continue reading Travellers & Locals
Italian meals are divided in traditional Courses,which are well known by Italians but not so common in other countries. Continue reading Italian Meal Structure