Posts made in February, 2009

Tuscan Chicken Recipe

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If you are wondering how the Tuscan chicken recipe is, you’ve got it. There is no butter in this recipe, which makes it way more healthy and light. This incredibly easy recipe is also quick to prepare and extremely healthy and tasty. It only takes 9 minutes to prepare and very few simple ingredients. Children also love it! Ingredients for 4 people: * 400g (0.88 pounds) of chicken breasts * flour * 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil * 1 glass of white wine * 1 garlic clove * 1 bay-leave, minced * salt and pepper to taste How to prepare the Tuscan chicken Recipe: Slice the chicken breasts along the length to obtain large, medium-thick slices. In a large frying pan pour the extra virgin olive oil and add the crushed garlic clove and a pinch of salt. set a...

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Bike Sharing in Florence

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Just like in many other European cities, Florence catches up to the new urban green trend. Yes, I am talking about Bike Sharing in Florence, the new European trend that is exploding in all major cities. In less than one year it should become reality, with 50 stations and 750 bikes all over the city center that will allow for a carefree and environmentally friendly mean of transportation. In addition, the number of cars will be decreased in some measure with the bike sharing, so biking will be more pleasurable and less dangerous. Indeed, although there are about 80 kilometers of biking trails in Florence, and a great portion of the city center has very limited traffic which is restricted only to residents of particular areas, the main city arteries are quite busy...

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Castellina in Chianti

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The town of Castellina in Chianti still preserves the characteristic features of its medieval buildings both in the medieval houses and streets paved in stone and in its ancient fortifications. The village is surrounded by large stretches of its ancient city walls of irregular hexagonal shape, built in the Fifteenth century by the Florentine Republic. It is still interspersed with many square towers and is crowned by a massive rectangular tower representing the higher and of a fortified castle. Of great interest is the tower place in the highest part of the village, which seems immune to the signs of time. It consists of two rectangular buildings, surrounded by its ancient sloping walls. Today it houses the quarterdeck of the offices of the Municipality. The...

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Arezzo Museums: the Della Robbia Exposition

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In Arezzo from February 21st to June 7th, 2009 at the State Museum of Medieval and Modern Art is hosted a wonderful exposition of the Della Robbia family. For those who don’t know the Della Robbia, this family had an enormous influence over the Renaissance art. For three generations, from the first decades of the 15th century to the second half of the 16th century,  the Della Robbia, a Florentine family, fathered the Renaissance with their artistic innovations. Luca Della Robbia is the inventor, or better the discoverer, of the glossed ceramic technique that makes ceramics eternal and the founder of the workshop in Florence that through subsequent generations acquired a capital importance in Tuscany. The aim of the exhibition is to focus on the mysterious...

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Tuscan Stuffed Green Peppers Recipe

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A very tasty recipe from the Tuscan culinary tradition, the green pepper Tuscan ripieni recipe (or stuffed green peppers recipe) is the delicious alternative to cutting your bell peppers and eating them raw in the salad! This recipe is for 4 people. What do you need for this recipe? -4 big bell peppers with a thick body. They do not need to be all green. Actually, different colors will decorate your table in a fun way. -300 g. (0.66 pounds, 4/3 cups) of ground meet (better if pork, beef and other kinds mixed together) -20 black, chopped olives (pit-less, of course) -3 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese -2 teaspoons of breadcrumbs -milk, white wine, salt, olive oil (extra virgin) How to prepare the Stuffed Green Peppers: In a bowl accurately mix in the meat with the...

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