Posts made in May, 2008

Tuscan Recipe: Honey Rabbit with Vegetables

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In Tuscany the culinary tradition is very much centered on all sorts of meats. When approaching Tuscan dishes you should always try to include a meat course in your meal.For centuries the most popular kinds of meat on the Tuscan table have been game, chicken, pork and barnyard animals. The latter kind includes all sorts of game that could be bread in captivity to fatten and function as a live stock of food during the cold winters.Geese, poultry, ducks, pigeons, and rabbits were and are the most common barnyard animals in Tuscany. Nowadays most of these animals are bread in large farms, but it is not rare to find a private farmer that breads these animals to satisfy the needs of his/her family and sell the surplus at the local weekly market. In some countries...

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Hystoric Soccer in Florence: The “King of Sports” is Born

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Next June it will be held in Florence one of the most original events of the city: “Costumed Football”, a traditional celebration that mixes sport and fun and takes us back to the origins of the “king of sports”. Costumed Football was originally played during the military campaigns in ancient Greece, both as entertainment and training for soldiers. They had fun and in the meantime they exercised their muscles before the battle. The game arrived later to the Italic Peninsula, specifically to Florence in 59 b.c, and became immediately popular among the Roman Soldiers that dominated the city. They followed the same rules as the Greek game, just changing the Greek name from “Episciro” into the Latin name “Haspastum” During the Renaissance the game...

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Tuscan Fish Recipe - Sea Bass with Onions and Tomatoes

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Finally the summer season has arrived in Tuscany!! Temperatures are rising and blue skies meet green grasslands, yellow sunflower fields, vineyards, tulip-covered wildflower fields and the gently rolling waves of the Mediterranean Sea. The Tuscan coast is indeed very long and varies greatly offering all sorts of beaches and sea bottoms. Here you will be able to enjoy rocky beaches and cliffs, long and sandy beaches faced by clear waters perfect for snorkeling and watching the many varieties of fish. The Mediterranean Sea is also perfect for fishing as it is characterized by abundant fish and sunny days without wind. When you go out at sea to fish or simply fish from the river of the Mediterranean, you will surely go back home with at least one nice fish for the...

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