Live Like a Local 5
The first thing a Tuscan watches on a dining table is the olive oil bottle. In the first place it must be strictly extra virgin olive oil and good quality, and if we are in Tuscany , it absolutely must be from the territory. Maybe it can be from another region that produces oil, such as Liguria or Umbria or Puglia. Continue reading
Bay 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
Chives=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
Oregano = origano
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
Basil “is” immediately smell of cooking, reminds us of Mediterranean food,speaks Italian and is usually tied hand in glove to pizza … Its name derives from the greek basileus which means “king grass”. Continue reading
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
Too often, herbs and spices were considered, in Italian Cooking, simple additions, optional ingredients to use in some occasion or when you remember.
Yet herbs and spices can be crucial for the success of a dish, and they are perfect in healthy food for their therapeutic properties Continue reading
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 one of the 8 trips you must do once :isn’t it fantastic?
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
You’re spending some days in Florence but you would like to get deeper into Tuscan Landscapes and meet with locals ?
Combine Cooking Class in an Italian home ,wine-tasting and a country drive through magnificent Tuscan landscapes in Chianti, popular Tuscan region acclaimed for its classic wines and natural beauty. Continue reading