• Jul232019

    Ricciarelli – A recipe from Medieval Siena

    Ricciarelli are a traditional Italian type of biscuit. Legend tells that Ricciardetto della Gherardesca introduced them in Medieval Siena when he…

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  • Jul012019
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    Rocca d’Orcia in 7 Points: History and Myths

    Today, we want to tell the story of another medieval village, Rocca d’Orcia. 1 The tiny village of Rocca d’Orcia…

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  • May272019

    Spaghetti in Salsa di Vino

    Today, a very flavorful kind of pasta cooked many times in the kitchens of the Pandolfini Estate during our culinary…

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  • Mar052019

    Parmesan Cheese – the real deal

    Mention “Parmesan Cheese” and some may think of the yellow gritty stuff with a notorious odour. Not only does this…

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  • May242018

    Zuccotto – How to Make it

    Icecream trifle Ingredients 200 g Pan di Spagna – a plain cake that is store-bought, as standard ovens do not…

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  • Dec232017

    Fresh veggies for Christmas

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  • Aug082016

    Six Amazing Things You Should Know about Livorno

    Livorno, or “The Medicis try to tame the seas” 1 The Medicis founded Livorno as port to rival Pisa in…

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  • Aug042016

    Torta coi Bischeri – A Recipe from Medieval Pisa

    “Torta coi bischeri” is a typical dessert made in Pisa since the 1200. As you know, we try to keep and…

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  • Aug012016

    Tartufi: 5 Types of Truffles You Can Find in Tuscany

    Tuscany is famous for White Truffles: we wrote a post about them not so long ago! But they are not…

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  • Jul282016

    Gnocchi di Zucca, or Pumpkin Gnocchi

    This recipe serves two with a large salad or another dish (we usually have fish with this) or three as…

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