Welcome in my Kitchen! We could cook together to discover the authentic Tuscan cuisine, improving some recipes from the Tuscan Sun Cookbook…
I can share with you my experience and friendship with Frances and Ed Mayes as they join me on the cover of the book!
The recipes I propose are from the Tuscan cuisine, some of them specifically from Cortona and the Chiana Valley territory.
I select from our tradition and elaborate upon the recipes to make them possible using modern techniques and to make them palatable for modern tastes. My joy is to share with our aspirant chefs our history and our folklore.
Take for instance the day, which we dedicate to the Etruscans: it is rich in local history and culture and very ancient recipes furthermore enrich it so that our friends and participants will be able to immerse themselves in a completely bucolic and goliardic atmosphere.
No less interesting is the time dedicated to the simplicity of the local traditions thanks to special, yet homey recipes that are easy to replicate for a dinner party with family and friends, accompanied rigorously by Tuscan wines!
I never underestimate the experience our friends will have with Tuscan wines. I use the word Friends because after a couple of days spent together we will feel like Friends! Tuscany is also rich in wine tradition with wineries that are open for tastings promising moments that transcend the simple visit and tour.
The techniques that our good vignerons have handed down and are happy to teach us are very precious and these “lessons” are always spiced up by amusing and witty stories.
From each corner of Tuscany you’ll be able to enjoy breathtaking panoramas and idyllic scenery full of flavours. You will be able to smell and taste, not just see.
Do you already have in mind a postcard, images from a documentary, or maybe even the movie Under the Tuscan Sun with its beautiful shots of the Cortona countryside?
All of this will be even more beautiful because the protagonists of this adventure with me will be you!
Learn the secrets and the history of classic Tuscan cuisine in beautiful surroundings!