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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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 …

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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  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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Before you hit the back button, this recipe is NOT made with tripe! Yes, I know this unpretentious offal strikes fear in the hearts of many. (It actually can be extremely tasty if prepared correctly but that is a topic …

Cartocci Siciliani are a typical pastry from Sicily usually filled with custard cream or ricotta cheese. Ingredients 1 Lb Flour “00”, if unavailable use All Purpose Flour, 1 Egg, 2 Oz Butter, 2 Oz Sugar, Zest of 1 lemon, 1 Bag of dry yeast, Lukewarm milk, …

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 …

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 …


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