Category Archives: Food in Tuscany

The charm of Lucca’s shops

A recent question on a travel forum asked what was so great about Lucca, why did so many love the town?  The other day I had to wait around for a while in Lucca on a very cold morning. To … Continue reading

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My son eats snails!

Thankfully not the kind a child might dig out of the mud but the properly edible type! The first place he ever ate them was the Osteria al Ritrovo del Platano. We stopped by one day when passing to look … Continue reading

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Christmas is coming!

The kids finished school yesterday, which means Christmas must be nearly here. It’s late to break up, but they don’t go back to school in Italy until after Epiphany, so this year that means no school until January 9th. But … Continue reading

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The Fruits of Autumn

Early Autumn is fig season. Fig trees seem to grow like weeds around here in northern Tuscany but even though I’m now lucky enough to have this great tree (above) there’s still for me something very exotic and sensual about … Continue reading

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Lunch in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Tuscany

My sister is visiting. She doesn’t eat vegetables! But she likes cheese.  So a cheese based lunch was in order. We headed half hour northwards to Osteria Vecchio Mulino in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana. It serves cold platters of local food: … Continue reading

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Fine Maggio- end of May, Bagni di Lucca, Tuscany

Lots of local towns around here have events for Primo Maggio, May 1st. So maybe the market in May 1st events was overloaded. Anyway Bagni di Lucca has a festa for the end of May, which this year was yesterday, … Continue reading

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Tipico Italiano – Yummy food!

‘Are you sure you didn’t know this would be here’  insisted my children. Having been dragged to so many food events they really didn’t believe that I hadn’t planned this. We had some time to kill waiting for a train … Continue reading

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Mushrooms and truffles, Slow Food of the Tuscan mountains

If you go to Silvio, and order the tasting menu (menu degustazione) you will believe I’ve let you in on a secret, one of those ‘hidden gems’ of clichés.  For this is one of those out-of-the-way places, that looks like … Continue reading

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