Tag: Florence

Basics & Tips

Our Never Ending Italian Learning Curve!

Buon anno everyone!  Before next spring rolls around and before we head back to Italy, I better post this! I definitely think I need an eyebrow make-over! Everyone seems to have amazing, immaculately groomed ones, even some of the guys!

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Corzetti

A while back Adri Barr Crocetti was blogging about making Corzetti, a pasta shape that has been made since the middle ages. Well…once I clapped eyes on those beautiful disks of pasta imprinted with designs that reminded me of ancient

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Lunch In Firenze

On our second morning in Florence a few years ago, we visited the Mercato Centrale, a totally amazing place. We were amazed at the fabulous fruits and veggies available; it’s a cooks heaven! The selection of fish, meats, fresh pastas and breads was outstanding.

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Farewell to Firenze

Our fourth trip to Italy included Rome and Tuscany.  Tuscany was a bit poignant for us. We spent our first two weeks in Rome and were thrilled to be heading back to Tuscany where we had rented an apartment in Panzano in Chianti for two weeks but we also knew that it

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Osteria Pazzo Spaghetti With Tomato Sauce

This is my version of the simple, yummy, spaghetti with tomato sauce we had at Osteria di’ Pazzo  restaurant in Florence. 2 – 3 First Course Servings 6 – 8 oz. dried spaghetti 3 – 4 Tbsp. EVO (a new oil

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Artimino

Barbara Fairchild, former editor of Bon Appetit Magazine, wrote an editorial about summer eating and an appetizer she enjoyed when she was at Ristorante Da Delfina “her favorite place on the planet”. When I read that I thought wow, us too!

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