One of the things I feel are missing from this blog are some articles on the best typical restaurants in Florence Italy. Speaking of typical restaurants, I can't but start from the most typical: the Restaurant Il Latini. … [Read more...] about Restaurant Il Latini in Florence
Food and Wine
The village of Greve in Chianti
Greve in Chianti (which was just referred to as “Greve” in previous times) is a village that is located close to Florence, Italy. The name was changed in the year of 1972, where they began to refer to themselves as “Greve in Chianti”. It's only about 31 kilometers south of Florence itself. It's a village that is well known for the wines that it can produce, and that's why so many people go on wine-tasting tours here. It's one of the quietest towns you're going to come across, even though many … [Read more...] about The village of Greve in Chianti
If you have been to Florence Italy, maybe you noticed that several cafés offer "hot bomboloni" in the afternoon. The bomboloni are balls of sweet dough, fried and spread with sugar. The bomboloni recipe is very simple and you possibly have all the needed ingredients already. The two main shapes are the donut and the ball, which is generally filled with cream, jam, or chocolate. To see how to prepare cream and chocolate to fill the bomboloni, look at the Zuppa Inglese recipe. The Tuscan bomboloni … [Read more...] about Bomboloni recipe
Zuppa Inglese recipe – Tuscan?
Zuppa Inglese history Zuppa Inglese recipe is contended by two regions in Italy: Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna. This dessert, whose name literally means "English Soup", owes his name to who it was prepared for: English tourists that in the 18th and 19th century flooded Italy. It was the age of the "Grand Tour" of Europe: English gentlemen considered this tour as the completion of their education and generally it marked the end of their life as bachelors. Of course, many English girls, accompanied … [Read more...] about Zuppa Inglese recipe – Tuscan?
Italian sponge cake recipe
Tuscan sponge cake I'm going to show you a typical Tuscan recipe. It's very similar to the Italian sponge cake recipe, the only difference is that butter is replaced with extravergine olive oil. This way, the cake is less fat without losing any of his sweet taste. The sponge cake is also an ingredient for other desserts like the Zuppa Inglese … [Read more...] about Italian sponge cake recipe
Tuna fish with pistachio crust
This is not exactly a Tuscan recipe, but yesterday I found very good tuna fish at reasonable prices at the Central Market and wanted to try. It was really good and I hope you can try this extremely fast and simple recipe at home. Tuna fish with pistachio crust is typical of Sicily, in Southern Italy. … [Read more...] about Tuna fish with pistachio crust