Monthly Archives: September 2010

Tessa Kiros chicken soup recipe

After the summer months of grilled meats, simple starters and other dishes that allow us to spend just a little time in the kitchen, as soon as the evening weather turned a little cool, the Artviva staff were very keen … Continue reading

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WHAT ELSE TO SEE?

Artviva organises walking tours in Florence, Tuscany, Rome and Venice that cover many of the main sites of these historical cities. However, with histories dating back well before Christ, there are obviously more things to see than can be covered … Continue reading

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Being a loved and Loving Tourist

When visiting a foreign land, one of the most fascinating things to experience is the actual culture of the place you are visiting. But it is important to be a savvy and considerate traveller to ensure that you do not … Continue reading

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New article by ‘Sleepers’ author Lorenzo Carcaterra: THE TUSCAN LIFE

Artviva has received a sneak-preview of a new article by our long-time friend, Lorenzo Carcaterra, famed author of titles Sleepers (1995), Apaches (1997), Shadows (1999), Gangster (2001), Street Boys (2002), Paradise City (2004) and Chasers (2007). Sleepers was made into … Continue reading

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How to get even the most stubborn eaters to eat their greens? Try this delicious Tuscan Recipe from Lisa Clifford!

Nonna’s peas and one of the only ways I can get my son to eat something green: Good olive oil 4 cloves garlic Fistful of cubed pancetta dolce (or bacon) 3 cups of frozen peas Level teaspoon of sugar Salt … Continue reading

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SEBASTIANO CAPPONI TELLS US HOW THIS YEAR’S HARVEST IS COMING ALONG…COUNT

The first tractors lugging trays of just-harvested grapes have been seen on Tuscan streets, holding up cars driven by drivers who patiently trail behind, not in the slightest bit annoyed by the delays because they are fully aware that the … Continue reading

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RICE – i sapori del riso

When one thinks of Italian cuisine, the mind naturally goes to pasta, and perhaps secondly to the delicious range of desserts the land is famous for. But one often-found food (both as an alternative to pasta, and also as a … Continue reading

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Lisa Clifford’s The Promise to be made into a film!

‘The Promise’, a book written by our Artviva Festival presenter, and Tuscan local, Lisa Clifford, is being made into a feature-length film. We have just received the following information from the film Producer Stuart Scowcroft on the process of transforming … Continue reading

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GREVE IN CHIANTI CHIANTI CLASSICO WINE FESTIVAL starting today

Thursday 9th September to Sunday 12th September sees the 40th Greve in Chianti Chianti Classico wine festival. Cellars will be opened, wine will be offered for tasting and purchasing, and generally meeting the locals and seeing the sights. Local food … Continue reading

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Royal Food and Wine Pairing Suggestions

Principe Corsini, one of the esteemed guests at our Artviva Festival events, has a fantastic range of wines, which according to Principe Corsini, are exalted by food pairings such as the following suggestions: Entrée: Panzanella with quail egg and White … Continue reading

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