Tuesday, April 10, 2012

About Tuscany 1 Holiday - April 14-22, 2012 FOOD 2

Wild boar sausage served with panini and antipasti.
***** Serve with Chianti classico or sangiovese.

Cantucci (a homemade regional type of almond biscotti)
***** Serve with a glass of Vin Santo (local digestive liqueur) at end of any hearty meal.

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About Tuscany 1 Holiday - April 14-22, 2012 FOOD 1

TUSCAN FOOD that you might find at  "SETTINA DELLA CULTURA: (April 14-22, 2012)

(1) antipasto toscano (also called “toscano miso”) (see antipasto miso below)
(2) crostini di fegato (a sauce of chicken livers, butter, anchovies, onion, capers & broth which you spread on warm or toasted Tuscan bread)
(3) antipasto miso (cold cuts from area, crostini and Pecorino Toscano cheese)
***** Serve with chianti classico, chianti rufina (ruffino) or Prosecco.

(1) pappardelle sulla Lepre (hare)
(2) pappardelle al pomodoro (tomato) 
(3) pappardelle al Ragu Di Cinghiale (pappardelle al sugo di cinghiale) (wild boar)
***** Serve with (1) Sangiovese (2) Sangiovese or chianti classico (3) Sangiovese or Brunello

(most typical – T-bone or Porterhouse (local beef) cooked on charcoal grill seasoned with salt & pepper and olive oil AFTER removed from grill) 
***** Serve with brunello, chianti classico or sangiovese


Monday, April 9, 2012

About Tuscany 1 Holiday - April 14-22, 2012

April 14-22, 2012. Settina Della Cultura or Cultural Week.  Museums, Gardens and other festivities in all of Italy. This is the link for Tuscany or Toscana.  (Cities are Arezzo, Firenze, Florence, Grosetto, Liverno, Lucca,  Massa Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato, and Siena.

The site below is in Italian. Very convenient if you use Google Chrome is a Translate button at the top of the page.  If you use Google or another search engine be sure you look at each link to make sure it is the same as this link below or you wont' find the correct information:

Here's another site in English about the Settina Della Cultura April 14-22, 2012.

TUSCAN FOOD AND WINE that you might find at the festival (See About Tuscany 1 Holiday - April 14-22, 2012 FOOD to be published 4 10/2012.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tuscan spice

Bought a Tuscan spice mix last month at a very popular store in Greensboro, NC. I have been reading books on Tuscan food (several). Haven't been there yet but to my credit I have close to 300 spice and herb mixes to use with international food and over 450 paper cookbooks. I hope this gives me some credibility. This particular Tuscan food spice had caraway seed in it and I have found NOWHERE are there any caraway seeds in any Tuscan food!! McCormick has one and it has rosemary, oregano, basil and other more familiar Tuscan ingredients. Incidentally, I would like to meet the person or team who put caraway seeds in it!!