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 8.Bay leaf

Alloro 1Bay leaf was highly praised by the Greeks and the Romans, who  believed that the herb symbolizes wisdom, peace, and protection.That’s why still nowadays  after  getting the university degree we wear a laurel crown. Continue reading

Shopping for kitchen items in Tuscany

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When you like Italian cooking and start preparing our dishes  you may be concerned that you need Italian kitchen item. Continue reading

Top 10 herbs to cook Italian. 6 Chives

DSC_1535-1Chives=Erba Cipollina The Italian name erba cipollina, which means onion grass, says everything about this nice and good looking herb. Chives used for culinary purposes as a flavoring herb, and provide a somewhat milder taste, so perfect for those who dislike onions Continue reading

Top 10 herbs to cook Italian. 5 Oregano

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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

Top 10 herbs to cook Italian 3 Parsley = Prezzemolo

 

Italian Parsley

PREZZEMOLO ,meaning Italian parsley.This aromatic herb in used in cooking in almost everydish or, at least, in most dishes-It’s used to flavour food,to create sauces and to decorate. Continue reading

10 Years of Hands On Italian Cooking Classes in Tuscany

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10 years, Toscana Mia Cooking school  is now really 10 years old.

Today we have an  another Half Day Cooking  class but it’s like the first time. We are waiting for our students here in Chianti, tomorrow will be here and in Florence. Continue reading