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.”

Which season in Tuscany ?

_MG_8610 2If you are wondering what are the ideal times or the best seasons to visit Tuscany, or looking for tips on when and how to go, it is good to know that Tuscany is a very varied territory: from mountain to coast, countryside and cities like Florence, Siena, Lucca. Continue reading “Which season in Tuscany ?”

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!”

Self Catering Apartments in Chianti Live Like a Local 6

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Renting a SELF-CATERING APARTMENT/VILLA you may have the good excuse to go shopping in open markets or nice groceries and is also an excellent option for those on a budget,families with fussy eaters,or those with special dietary needs. Continue reading “Self Catering Apartments in Chianti Live Like a Local 6”

Tuscan E.V.O.O. Live Like a Local 5

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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 “Tuscan E.V.O.O. Live Like a Local 5”