Italian food at Christmas – including delicious winter dessert recipe to warm your hearts and bellies!

Food in Italy is fabulous all year ‘round. But there is definitely extra love put into all dishes enjoyed around Christmas time.   As with the Slow Food* ideals developed in line with traditional cooking methods in Italy, recipes evolve throughout the year in-line with the freshest of in-season produce.   At Christmas time, in […]

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Italian Christmas Traditions: ‘La festa della concezione immacolata’, Christmas trees and a typical Tuscan recipe!

La festa della concezione immacolata di Maria (the Feast Immaculate Conception of Mary) is a Catholic festival day in celebration of the conception of Mary, sans mortal sin.   In Italy, the day is a public holiday. Since this year, the day falls on a Wednesday, many Italians are taking a few extra days off […]

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Tuscan Christmas Traditions – Florence, food and family

As if Tuscany isn’t spectacular enough at any time of the year, add the magic of Christmas into the mix and you have a truly wonderful, unforgettable festive season.   In Florence, and in the surrounding hill towns, the streets are decorated with Christmas lights. The window displays are bursting with reds and greens, sparkling […]

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Can’t wait to miss you – the weird and wonderful things you crave when travelling or living abroad!

Visit Italy and you have the joy of dining on delicious Italian food, tasting Tuscan wines, traipsing through the Italian countryside you’ve seen in films, visiting famous museums, seeing Rome, gliding along a canal in a gondola? these are things that but a privileged few get to experience in their lifetime.   When you travel […]

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