Posts made in December, 2011

Useful Resources on Tuscany - 3

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Now on the third appointment with some useful resources on Tuscany. If I keep it up I will have to create a dedicated category! After the very interesting post by Adria on the influence of Tuscan cooking in world cuisine, it is time to space around and see what others have to say about Tuscany. Hans Kruse Photography of Tuscany While perusing the net about Tuscany I stumbled upon this splendid photography page dedicated to Tuscany. I had to go “oh my God!” for their beauty. Actually there are six full pages to enjoy. Long way to go for my Tuscany pictures page! The Sword in The Stone of San Galgano I bet you all know about the legend of the King of England that could be enthroned only after pulling out a sword in the stone. This is the story of a...

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Tuscany, France, and Germany: Where Cultures Collide

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This great article is a guest post submitted by Adria Saracino. Thanks Adria! To call Tuscan cuisine unique would be an understatement. After all, it is this region of the world that gives us chianti, hand-rolled pici, and Florentine steak—just to name a few celebrated favorites. What few people know is that Tuscan cuisine is so unique it has been a driving force in determining cultural gastronomic associations for centuries. The region’s long, tumultuous history of arranged marriages, wars, and alliances gave Tuscany the perfect opportunity to spread its influence across the world. One of the most prevalent influences is the effect Tuscany had on other cultures’ cuisine. Through the years this influence has sometimes been forgotten. Some cultures have...

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Useful Resources on Tuscany - 2

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I did not think I would make it to another edition of useful Tuscan resources, but a week later here I am with another list of great links encompassing a wider view on Tuscany. Cooking classes for celiacs, photography seminars, rock star concerts, witty websites, at exhibits, and expatriate entrepreneurs are just some of the highlights of this web snooping series. Peruse it, find what enlightens you! 10 reasons to visit Tuscany in winter Is there any good reason to be in Tuscany during the cold season? This article gives you ten. Thermal spas, snow covered Florence and Siena, ski trips, romantic winter seaside towns, nature walks and more to take in all the beauty of Tuscany. Travel Photo of the Week on National Geographic It is a remarkable picture of one of the...

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How to Save Money on Holiday Accommodation in Tuscany

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Holidaying in Tuscany can be an experience that is never forgotten. This beautiful area is filled with historical sites, beautiful surroundings, and some of the finest foods in the world. It is a top destination for travelers all over the world, with many returning each year. Taking a holiday in this beautiful area does not have to drain your bank account. The two largest expenses associated with any type of holiday are lodging and food. The great news is that when you stay in Tuscany villas instead of hotel rooms you can reduce the expense of both. This is a farmhouse in Cortona, Tuscany. It sleeps up to 6 people and is available at great daily prices. Renting a villa as your holiday accommodation will allow you to enjoy all of the luxuries of a hotel stay with...

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Capon Broth Cappelletti

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As Christmas is getting closer and closer, I imagine this recipe will be quite useful to those in search of an idea for their Holidays table. It is a typically Tuscan recipe. Capon broth is exquisite and can be used in multiple ways in your kitchen. It also has purifying properties, making of it an excellent first course without any additional ingredient. One common Tuscan way of using it, however, involves pasta and especially Cappelletti. This is a kind of filled pasta similar to tortellini for taste and consistency. As a matter of fact, Tortellini pasta is also often used. Cappelleti with capon broth is a first entry dish that usually follows a Tuscan crostini appetizer. It is a very inexpensive dish; children like it and is very healthy for them, as it does...

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