Category: Tuscan Cuisine

A Genuine Tuscan Project: Cucina dello Scompiglio

Carolina Casini 13/01/2022

The southern hills of Lucca are enchanted with stylish villas, historic buildings, olive groves, forested areas and many beautiful camelia gardens.   Located in the town of Vorno, and within walking distance from our villas, Cucina dello Scompiglio is known as the secret garden. This beautiful spot is so much more than a restaurant – it is an experience that combines both tradition and innovation. This restaurant is a special destination you will want to…

5 Great Farm-To-Table Restaurants In Tuscany

Carolina Casini 26/01/2016

You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food. – Paul Prudhomme In Tuscany, there is a maxim that in order to eat well, you must head straight to the (natural) source. Our cuisine is part of our heritage and when it comes to food, Italians are acutely attuned to what is fresh and in season. If you use the freshest ingredients you don’t have to make things complex – you can enjoy them…

Castagnaccio (chestnut flour cake) recipe

Carolina Casini 30/01/2015

This is an amazing recipe for the winter weekend! It is not too sweet and it is healthy. It’s a cake, but no sugar, yeast or baking powder are needed. It also contains pine nuts and walnuts that are good for your system. In Tuscany we typically make it in November & December because we pick up the chestnuts and prepare the flour in November and like all the flours is better if you use…

Tuscan Cooking School and Wine Experience 2015

Tuscandream 21/10/2014

Tuscany is rightfully world renown for our cuisine and a meal is not just an occasion to quickly fill your stomach. In our land, a meal is a celebration of taste and a festival of flavours that is to be savored and enjoyed. We do not push back from the table until we have to. We are blessed with some amazingly talented chefs, none better than Valentino of Taste Emotions – the author of three of the best…


Tuscandream 23/05/2013

Our Tuscan cuisine is world famous – and one of the joys of renting a villa from TuscanDream is the fact that we can bring a fabulous bilingual chef to your villa to not only prepare a sensational feast, but also to give you and your guests a Tuscan cooking lesson.  But if you can’t run off to Tuscany today we thought we’d give you a little taste of Tuscany to whet your appetite! One…

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