Where to eat in Florence with locals.

IMG_2598Italians tend to eat at home and go out for meetings,  special dinners with friends. So when someone asks  us where to eat in Florence, we feel a bit embarrassed because we have not tried so many restaurants.Now with the niece who studies in town we have more occasion to go out and “live the city”. Lately we have found and tried some cute  small places. Continue reading “Where to eat in Florence with locals.”

Ricotta GF Cheese Cake

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This recipe was published years ago in our blog connected to  our Toscana Mia Cooking School web site.As we now closed that blog  we want to offer this recipe here : it is great in many occasion and perfect for a typical Italian  breakfast.It is a traditional Italian cheese cake with the great advantage that is simple  and completely Gluten Free. Continue reading “Ricotta GF Cheese Cake”

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 “Artichokes Etruscan Way Recipe”

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. Continue reading “When in Tuscany try Meat and Poultry”

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 “Italian First Courses You Can’t Miss!”