Posts made in June, 2010

Pistoia Blues 2010

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From July 14th to the 18th in Pistoia, Italy will be held the 2010 Pistoia Blues event. Like every year the series of concerts in Tuscany will see the greatest stars among Italian and international blues singers and players. Names like North Atlantic Oscillation, Gamma Ray, Mario Biondi, Jame Hunter, The Robert Cray Band and many others will alternate on the stage of the Tuscan stage to deliver great blues music to thousands of spectators. Frank Zappa will be celebrated on the 70th year after his birthday and 28 years after his great performance on the same stage. Zappa lovers will assist at “Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa” on the 17th of July. The same night will also be themed with the title of “Blues Night”. There will be artists scattered...

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Frogs!

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… How public – like a Frog - To tell one’s name – the livelong June - To an admiring Bog! Emily Dickinson I love Emily Dickinson, and I have always found these lines very amusing. When I thought about writing this Tuscan recipe about frogs the poem immediately came to my mind, and I had to throw a quote in! Now let’s get to forks and knives… For those of you that might think that this is a disgusting recipe (Eating frogs? Oh my!) I would recommend trying them once. You will be surprised by the delicacy and great taste of the meat. Where can you find frogs to cook? I honestly have no idea! In Tuscany they can be found frozen and peeled or still fresh to be cleaned up. You will have to look around in your town if you have no clue. Try to...

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Exhibits in Tuscany: Summer 2010

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Summer just begun, but many important art exhibitions in Tuscany already opened their doors some time ago. Large cities and small towns host unique, must-see exhibitions from ancient Egypt to contemporary art. Museums all over Tuscany land their spaces for these art events. Florence and Siena are at the top of the list with their multi-site events including many art locations on their historic centers. The Renaissance and contemporary art are the main themes of these exhibits, with an eye to contemporary art. Florence The Florentine group of exhibits is called A Year in Art: Florence 2010. Six exhibitions display art from the Renaissance to Baroque periods. Works of Caravaggio and Medici portraits are just some of the pieces on show. From May 22 to October 17...

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Restaurant Il Canovaccio

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Il Canovaccio is an unusual restaurant in Tuscany, in Campiglia Marittima, a splendid town that you must visit. The singularity of the restaurant starts with its name. The canovaccio is indeed a kitchen apron, but also a blank fabric where the painter puts colors and art. The founder of the restaurant had both these definitions in mind, and he fuses them together with his artistic cooking. Davide d’Onofrio is the name of the man who in 1995 started his restaurant with an ideal in mind: elaborating on the classic Tuscan cooking concept to exalt the flavors even more without loosing the roots. It is an ideal that many have in mind and try to accomplish, but Davide is actually one of the few able to create exquisite Tuscan dishes. His refined cooking style...

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Suzanne Vega in Tuscany

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The singer Suzanne Vega is going to be in Arezzo, Tuscany on July 6. She is in live concert for the Arezzo Festival 2010 in the fascinating scenario of the Roman Amphitheater. Tickets are on sale now for the show that will start at 9,30 pm in the wonderful scenery that is the Roman Amphitheater in the city center. Suzanne Vega is already touring Europe with her new work called Close-Up Volume 1, Love Songs. The core of the concert is the trio composed by the singer, Gerry Leonard with the second guitar and Mike Visceglia at the bass. The entire project includes new releases and many reinterpretations of her past successes through an acoustic and very personal key. The whole project will see four theme albums over the span of two years. The first of the four long...

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