Artichokes Etruscan Way Recipe

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAArtichoke -Carciofi is one of the most interesting and special vegetables we eat in Italy.It takes a moment to be prepared, to be cooked but the final result is so good.Every time we start working with them we think how somebody decided to cook with them. Anyway the time they need is worthwhile for  this beautiful Tuscan recipes Continue reading

When in Tuscany try Meat and Poultry

When in Tuscany ,try the variety of  “secondi piatti “we have.In Italy the “secondo piatto” is the second dish, the one following pasta or risotto or soup.We do not serve the pasta and meat   together:we may serve the meat and poultry  with vegetable on the same dish.

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ITALIAN FIRST COURSES YOU CAN’T MISS!

Il “Primo Piatto” in Italia , traditional Italian first dish .The first courses are fundamental in Italian cooking and especially during  Italian cooking classes at Toscana Mia. You will find fresh pasta with eggs,  risotto, soups and potato gnocchi Continue reading

Hands on Italian Cooking Class

There is no better way to discover a place and its people than via food. This is the idea in attending an ITALIAN HANDS-ON COOKING GROUP CLASS at Toscana Mia Continue reading

Tuscan E.V.O.O.

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Live Like a Local 5

The first thing a Tuscan watches on a dining table is the olive oil bottle. In the first place it must be strictly extra virgin olive oil and good  quality, and if we are in Tuscany , it absolutely must be from the territory. Maybe it can be from another region that produces oil, such as Liguria or Umbria or Puglia. Continue reading

Italian Delicatessen

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Olives, Stuffed peppers and small onions

Live like a Local 3

Italians are very well known for the good food and the rich meals  but  we forget we have also a  great culture in  good preserved  food Continue reading

LIVE LIKE A LOCAL IN CHIANTI IN TUSCANY 1.

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Schiacciata al Pomodoro

A tourist is a person who travels to visit a place for pleasure, to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of her/his daily life, a traveler  Continue reading

Top 10 herbs to cook Italian. 5 Oregano

Oregano = origano

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I had never thought that oregano may be a heavily discussed topic.

If I name oregano, everybody thinks of pizza. While in fact it’s used for many dishes such as the Penne agli Aromi Pasta with Aromatic Herbs Continue reading

Toscana Mia on Fox News

Toscana Mia on Fox News  one of the 8 trips you must do once :isn’t it fantastic?

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Looking for something besides yet another trip to the beach for your next vacation? From cooking lessons in the hills of Tuscany to snorkeling the waters off Belize, these eight trips should be on everyone’s list. ……we also think it’s mighty adventurous to sign up for cooking lessons in the land that practically invented eating–Tuscany. Continue reading