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FOOD + WINE

Food and wine in Florence and Tuscany, including food stories, restaurant reviews and wineries.

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Castellina

Castellina is one of the three castle towns in the heart of Chianti. From its hilltop position, it dominates the area. The area is rich in barbaric, Roman, and Etruscan history. Deriving from the Latin fons Rutilus (“clean spring”), the small village of Fonterutoli is located on the

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Wine lovers delight

One of the dilemmas of choosing that perfect bottle of wine is being faced with an endless array of colourful, but confusing labels. The more expensive the bottle, the more difficult the decision.   How to weigh the myriad of choices? Enter the wine festivals. Here in Tuscany, they are

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Restaurants of San Lorenzo

As you wander through Florence and visit the museums, churches and historical sites, take time to enjoy the city’s special eating-places. Following are a couple of my favorites in and nearby the San Lorenzo Market. Remember, the market hours are from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Over the Tuscan stove – Primavera!

It’s easy to be a great chef when you use the best in seasonal ingredients available.  And,  spring is one of the reasons you remember why you love Tuscany so much!   Once the rain has stopped and the sun has come out, the hills become

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Buon appetito (or not): etiquette at the Italian table

It was a regular mealtime at home (of course) and something occurred that spun me into a frantic Google search and prompted further research. The culprit? My three year old. ...

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