After days of pasta and gelato in Florence, we were both in need of some comfort food and vegetables(!), so were pleasantly surprised to find the Tuscan soup called ‘Ribolitta’ in the nearby town of San Gimignano at the Bar Combattenti Gelateria, which can be made in various ways, but […]
Month: October 2015
After much discussion, Mom and I have decided that Denmark has been our favorite place for desserts since we left home. In Italy the star of desserts would be the gelato, but to us the other desserts that are on most menus (mousse, panna cotta, paneforte) are not our cup […]
There are many schools available for cooking courses throughout Italy. We were impressed with the price and fun atmosphere of the In Tavola cooking school in Florence. Even though there were a lot of people in the class (about 8 – 10 for 1 teacher), we still found it personal […]
This sauce that we prepared at the ‘In Tavola‘ cooking school in Florence, Italy was so basic to make and just delicious! We ate it with the homemade gnocchi dish that we also prepared for the feast!
Of all the pastas, ravioli is our favorite so far. Thinly pressed sheets of homemade pasta dough filled with what is regional and seasonal, topped with a variety of delicious sauces like truffle oil and mushrooms, garlic and olive oil or a tomato sauce. This dish served in Cortona was […]
This meat sauce bolognese was one of our recipes from the inTavola cooking school in Florence. In fact we had 5 separate dishes to prepare. There were about 16 of us in the class working at various stations. It was a lot of fun and at the end we all […]
At the ‘in Tavola’ cooking school in Florence Italy we made this yummy dish!
When we fell in love with Santa Margherita & the coast of Ligure, we were uncertain if we would fall as deep in love with Tuscany. With expectations so high … maybe it would not be all that we were hoping… I cannot speak for every walled hill town in […]
I love learning facts like this while travelling. According to a Tuscan travel guide ‘The average Florentine is more likely to have a leather coat in their home than a child.’ Love it! Along with the cooking school in Florence, and all the incredible architecture is a city flooded with […]
If you are not familiar with gnocchi, it is easy to prepare and if you are a noodle lover, this is basically a noodle type dumpling that uses a potato base dough. It is really delicious and now that we have learned this from our cooking course at ‘in Tavola‘ […]
There are a couple little tricks we learned at ‘In Tavola‘ cooking school in Florence, Italy on just how to cook chicken. This dish produced chicken that was moist on the inside and beautifully browned on the outside and it is served in a red pepper, balsamic vinegar, rosemary sauce […]
Finding a new home for each leg of any journey can sometimes feel overwhelming. There are so many places to choose from and you can never quite tell ahead of time if you will love your new place or not. We have relied primarily on the reviews of travellers on […]