A Tuscan Family Meal – Buon Appetito!

January 12th , 2010 → 5:48 am @ admin

Recipes from L’Academia Italiana della Cucina (The Academy of Italian Cuisine)
MINESTRONE – A Typical Tuscan Vegetable Soup
(For 6 people)
5 tbsp. olive oil
2 oz. pancetta, diced
½ medium onion, finely sliced
½ cup chopped basil
½ lb. potatoes, peeled and diced
1 carrot, diced
½ lb. Swiss chard, chopped
1 celery stalk, cut in small pieces
1 head lettuce, chopped
2 or 3 small [...]


Category : Food

Carrara – The Marble capital of the world

January 10th , 2009 → 7:24 pm @ admin

Carrara, situated in the magnificent Apuan Alps, is famous all over the world for its valued white marble.  The town of Carrara has medieval origins and has some interesting marble buildings and sculptures.   Piazza Alberica is the heart of the town and the statue of MariaBeatrice d’Este, a beloved 18th century queen, is at its [...]


Category : Day Trips / Local Interest