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Showing posts from September, 2015

Firenze, Fiesole & Strozzapreti

My visit to Florence this September delighted all my senses.  Art, food, landscape and the Tuscan culture set the scene for my cooking experience at Conquibus with the lovely couple Claudia and Leonardo. Their beautiful Florentine apartment with the glorious view of the Duomo - Santa Maria del Fiore is tucked in the most central part of Florence. 

How can you not fall in love with this city and its food.  I first became interested in Tuscan cuisine when my father gave me a cooking book he had purchased in Italy many years ago called 'La Scienza in Cucina e L'Arte di Mangiar Bene' by Pellegrino Artusi.  Some of the recipes I was very familiar with as my mother cooked from this book, others I was introduced to by Emiko Davies, a very talented cook and writer who lives in southern Tuscany.  So my Florentine adventure began with high expectations and a need to experience Florence like a local as advised.  My first few days were spent visiting the 'must do' cultu…