La Buona Tavola

Tuscan Muse chooses for us a list of dishes from Tuscany. Go through them and pick yours! Buon appetito! We are often asked by our guests to recommend our favorite Tuscan dishes. Here are a few tasty treats not to …

Who doesn’t enjoy ravioli?  This version is truly unique, as beautiful as it is delicious.  Filled with cheese and imprinted with a herringbone pattern, this is ravioli dressed for dinner. I used a cavarola board, a traditional wooden implement from …

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If you’ve ever seen The Leopard, the film based on the famous novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa and set in Sicily during the time of the Risorgimento, you’ll recall the famous banquet described in the book: “When three lackeys …

An important step has been taken in order to protect the traditional food products from the northern Valle d’Aosta region: indeed, thanks to a new high-tech labelling system introduced on an experimental basis, with half a million samples of controlled designation …

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It would be difficult to overstate how important seafood culture is to Sicily. On a brief trip there from Calabria in 2007, my family and I disembarked from the ferry across the Messina strait too late for lunch—place after place …

  The Osteria Francescana owned by chef Massimo Bottura in the northern city of Modena got the second place in a ranking of the world’s 50 best restaurants. The announcement has been made at a special ceremony in London on …

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Rossella invites her own grandma Romana to prepare a classic Focaccia Bread recipe with tomatoes – Focaccia Barese. Ingredients for 8 Persons 2 Lbs – Flour, 1 Lb – Fresh tomatoes, 2 1/4 Cups – Warm water, 1 Oz – Fresh yeast, EV olive oil, Oregano, Salt …

In 1779 Bortolo Nardini arrived in Bassano, opened his grapperia, and a tradition was born.  To this day from their gleaming stills near the river Brenta the expert craftsmen of Nardini produce some of the finest, smoothest grappa and liqueur …

  Rossella and Nonna Giulia show us how they make some delicious Stuffed Peppers like Nonna Giulia has been making them since she was a young lady in her little town of Mola di Bari, Puglia, Italy.   Get the …

Pastry Chef Giuseppe Manilia won the 2015 edition of Santarosa Conca Festival, the festival dedicated to sfogliatella, said to be created by a monk in 1700 in the Monastery of the basin of Marini. The national festival, called Santarosa Conca Festival, …

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