Tag: Italy

Recipe book review, Recipes

Recipe book review: Gennaro’s Italian Family Favourites

Gennaro Contaldo is an Italian chef and restaurateur who has kept me entertained for years, with his engaging personality and passion for food and cooking. His series with Antonio Carluccio called Two Greedy Italians was a joy to watch. He also is credited as being the person who inspired Jamie Oliver to learn all about and fall […]

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Falling in love with San Gimignano

When in  Tuscany…visit San Gimignano! It’s one of the first things everyone who’s been there says, so who am I to argue? This town of towers rises high on a hill clearly visible from miles away. Legend has it that in 63BC, two brothers escaping trouble in Rome built two castles here which later developed into […]

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A Tuscan truffle extravaganza

In my quest to learn more about food I’ve gone to some amazing places and tried some fabulous dishes. My latest adventure, though, is in a class of its own…truffle hunting in the heart of Tuscany. It’s one of the fantastic experiences offered at the stylish Borgo Santo Pietro hotel. After decking ourselves up with hiking shoes and […]

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Food, glorious food at Borgo Santo Pietro

Our Tuscan paradise Borgo Santo Pietro is bursting with charm, style and natural beauty. This also manifests itself in the amazing food it serves. Food so delicious it’s a blog post all on its own, so here goes. Beautiful pictures for you to salivate over. There are two restaurants at the hotel. The Treehouse is for […]

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Where to stay in Tuscany: Borgo Santo Pietro

Continuing my series on beautiful hotels I recommend, we’re visiting Tuscany. Situated about two hours’ drive from Pisa near the hillside town of Chuisdino, Borgo Santo Pietro is the stuff that dreams are made of. Overlooking the stunning Valle Serena, the five-star boutique hotel is set in huge grounds, creating the ultimate escape. And the food, service, […]

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Exploring the delights of Emilia Romagna

So I’m in the midst of planning my next trip, which is a little tour of Tuscany. And it got me thinking about a break I had in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. I’d written about it on my deleted blog, which obviously means it’s deleted…so thought I better share with you again. My […]