Blog (in English) (22)

Genius in the kitchen: Leonardo Da Vinci cook and not only

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On the 500th anniversary of his death, Florence and the world remember the great genius with some exhibitions and events (here below you will find the next appointments in Florence and Prato), a memory of his passion for cooking. The “cocina” (kitchen in ancient vocabulary) always in order, the fire always on, a reserve of…

Music in a glass of wine

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What’s more beautiful? Make your own compilation, turn up the volume, make yourself comfortable and enjoy a glass of good wine. The San Remo festival has just finished, performers and songs have attracted the attention of the public singing the love: found, contrasted or lost … and then hopes and stories of life. We will…

Omelette without eggs…

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The poor dishes of Tuscan cuisine The need whets the mind and even in the kitchen we give space to all inventions. After all, the Tuscan cuisine is rich of poor recipes, sorry for the play on words, but it is so, it isn’t a coincidence that the stale bread is the protagonist of our…

Florence celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Negroni

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Exactly one hundred years ago the legendary Count Camillo Negroni dictated his cocktail recipe: a third of vermouth, a third of gin and a third of bitters. Created casually in Florence, around the 1920s, by Count Negroni, he used to go to Caffè Casoni in via de ‘Tornabuoni (which later became Giacosa coffee, the famous…

A “lucky” New Year’s dinner

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The ideal menu, from appetizer to dessert, starts with pomegranate and goes from spaghetti to rice, from cotechino to capitone, from lentils to beets, and then grapes, walnuts, chestnuts and, of course, bubbly! Happy new year 2019! Pomegranate drowned in wine for appetizer … The good omen for the new year begins with the pomegranate,…

New colors in the garden: a return to the ancient wisdoms

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It is called “plum color”, or “green pea”, “orange as the carrot” or “red as a tomato”. Yet soon on the shelves of supermarkets and at the greengrocers we could see all the colors. White, purple, yellow and orange carrots. Red, pink, yellow, white, green, purple and black tomatoes. CARROT Native of the south-eastern Europe…

Lorenzo de’ Medici, not only the magnificent

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Now that the TV series, “I Medici – Lorenzo il Magnifico” (original title “Masters of Florence”), broadcast on Italian tv is over, we can say that the film, to be completely enjoyed, should not be taken too seriously. Too many and exaggerated romantic quarrels and political intrigues, too many solitary journeys on horseback … To…

The UFOs cheer for fiorentina

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27 October 1954, aliens in the Fiesole curve The crowd stopped singing and all the witnesses spoke of a roar. At the Artemio Franchi Stadium that day there were at least 10,000 spectators, 22 players, ball boys, masseurs and coaches. Who writes these lines, was there. Fiorentina was playing a derby with the Pistoiese. The…

Crumbs between the lines: food inside books

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Since 90s, the number of culinary theme titles has been “leavened” to use the same culinary language. The main characters of these stories are chef, gastronomic critics, authors of cookbooks, confectioners or simply lovers of cooking, ovens and cookers and then glasses of good wine, as fixed extras.   And just about books and food…