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Christmas in Italy: tastes and traditions

Food in Italy at any time of the year is pretty amazing. At Christmas time however, there are many great traditional Christmas recipes that are prepared and shared around large dinner tables with all the family. These recipes are not only … Continue reading

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ITALY’S SWEET WINE: VIN SANTO

At the end of a delicious Italian meal, when there is not much room for dessert, or better yet (since – let’s be honest – there’s ALWAYS room for dessert) as an after-dessert treat, there’s nothing nicer than sitting around … Continue reading

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Florence, Italy: foodie heaven

Dining on traditional local dishes is a reason to visit Italy in itself. But for foodies in Italy, it is the selecting of food items from the local vendors, just as the locals do, which truly presents one of the … Continue reading

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Ristorante, Trattoria, Osteria: 3 courses for dining in Italy

(Photo courtesy of The European Traveller) If you dine out in Italy, you’ll likely be doing so in a Ristorante, a Trattoria or an Osteria. But what exactly is the difference between a Ristorante, a Trattoria or an Osteria?

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Dining in Florence: SUD

One way to detect a good restaurant in Tuscany, and its capital of Florence, is by the size of the menu. If there are only a few simple starters, a handful of entrees and a minimum number of main meals, … Continue reading

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New Wine & Roasted Chestnuts – Tuscany’s best fruits & nuts combined

By an open fire, we sat around a large wooden table which had been handmade by our friend’s great-grandfather some centuries past. As we chatted away, we worked at scoring an X into the flat side of a great mound … Continue reading

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