Top 10 Herbs to cook Italian 8.Bay leaf

Alloro 1Bay leaf was highly praised by the Greeks and the Romans, who  believed that the herb symbolizes wisdom, peace, and protection.That’s why still nowadays  after  getting the university degree we wear a laurel crown. Continue reading

Top 10 herbs to cook Italian. 6 Chives

DSC_1535-1Chives=Erba Cipollina The Italian name erba cipollina, which means onion grass, says everything about this nice and good looking herb. Chives used for culinary purposes as a flavoring herb, and provide a somewhat milder taste, so perfect for those who dislike onions Continue reading

Top 10 herbs to cook Italian. 5 Oregano

Oregano = origano

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I had never thought that oregano may be a heavily discussed topic.

If I name oregano, everybody thinks of pizza. While in fact it’s used for many dishes such as the Penne agli Aromi Pasta with Aromatic Herbs Continue reading

Top 10 herbs to cook Italian 3 Parsley = Prezzemolo

 

Italian Parsley

PREZZEMOLO ,meaning Italian parsley.This aromatic herb in used in cooking in almost everydish or, at least, in most dishes-It’s used to flavour food,to create sauces and to decorate. Continue reading

10 Years of Hands On Italian Cooking Classes in Tuscany

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10 years, Toscana Mia Cooking school  is now really 10 years old.

Today we have an  another Half Day Cooking  class but it’s like the first time. We are waiting for our students here in Chianti, tomorrow will be here and in Florence. Continue reading

Toscana Mia on Fox News

Toscana Mia on Fox News  one of the 8 trips you must do once :isn’t it fantastic?

Toscana Mia kitchen

Looking for something besides yet another trip to the beach for your next vacation? From cooking lessons in the hills of Tuscany to snorkeling the waters off Belize, these eight trips should be on everyone’s list. ……we also think it’s mighty adventurous to sign up for cooking lessons in the land that practically invented eating–Tuscany. Continue reading

2 Day Radda Cooking Experience

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Radda Packages  New Creation in 2012, for guests who like to live in the village town of Radda, enjoy the view, the shops, cafes and restaurants and at the same time wishing to participate in cooking classes, Italian dinners with  Italian friends and be guided  on tours in the area Continue reading

A Day at Toscana Mia

IMG_0001At 9 we are already at the open market ,stalls of dresses, kitchenware, shoes, cloth, materials, ribbons and buttons, plants and flowers. And also we can buy fresh organic vegetables , fruits, cheeses, parmigiano or salami. A lot of locals there to buy or just to meet each other. Continue reading