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Discover Tuscany Recipes
Recipes used during the Discover Tuscany Cooking Lessons - with comments and suggestions from the Discover Tuscany Team.
The freshest of Tuscan Ingredients
are the bases for all of our recipes. The Discover Tuscany recipe book takes into consideration season variations as well as the fun in preparing local specialities. Our recipes are rich in local cheeses, vegetables, spices and flavourings - all of which are easy to find at your local grocery store.
Chef Andrea says "The fun is making dishes that you can recreate at home for your friends and family while you tell them about your wonderful Tuscan vacation."
Our recipes use the fresh pressed extra virgin olive oil from Tuscany, wine aged in Tuscan cantinas and pecorino - sheep cheese. The spices that are most commonly used include rosemary and sage, fragrant and delicious these spices are found in most Tuscan recipes. The atmosphere is just as important as the ingredients. The Discover Tuscany Team has a delightful Tuscan villa overlooking the Florentine hills, vineyards and olive groves, where after a morning or afternoon of cooking in the kitchen you can sit outside with a glass of prosecco or Chianti red wine and enjoy the view.
Congrats Helen and Paul
Married at la Corte in September 2009 - this couple worked together with the Discover Tuscany Chef for an afternoon of cooking and eating!
Their cooking lesson menu included:
Bresaola filled with goat cheese
Pasta Primavera with zucchini and ricotta
Arrista with grapes
Tuscan roast potatoes
and the classical Tirimis¨
Check out the recipes below, not only do they include the indications on how to make them, but thanks to Helen and Paul and their wedding party - lots of photos!
This delicious cake is cooked in the traditional bundt pan and served with a selection of fun Tuscan finger food like olives, chee..
A delicious and refreshing Italian antipasto made by our Tuscan Chef.
Chianti Wine Pressing
Made with fresh spring ingredients, ravioli are composed of spinach, ricotta and light spices traditional to the Italian kitchen s..
Olive oil has been more than mere food to the Italians, Tuscans and many other populations: it has been medicinal, magical, an end..
Using the natural and fresh fall ingredients, Tuscans make a delicious and flavourful sauce for the pork roast using grapes.
Your favorite pasta served with a light and refreshing sauce containing fresh zucchini, onions, parsley and ricotta cheese.