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This Simposio is a Maremma slow travel cookbook, a way to explore Tuscany’s wildest territory mindfully. Traditional dishes, stories, characters, and legends are my secret recipe for making you EXPERIENCE the real Italy.

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from the blog

Pasta with fresh cherry tomatoes, garlic, and basil

Pasta with fresh cherry tomatoes, garlic, and basil is a summery and easy main dish from Italy. Here’s the recipe!

The Ligurian Torta Pasqualina recipe from Genoa

Torta Pasqualina: the recipe of the Ligurian Easter savory tart with greens, ricotta, and eggs.

lavender and peach lemonade

Peach and lavender lemonade recipe with overnight infused water and honey.

asparagus rice bowl with chickpeas and almonds

asparagus buddha bowl with rice, chickpeas and almonds

canned tuna pasta the Italian way

Canned tuna pasta with tomatoes.

An Italian stuffed eggplant recipe from Puglia

Stuffed eggplant recipe with tomato sauce, breadcrumbs, pecorino (or Parmesan), and mortadella (or ham).

Italian Russian salad recipe

Russian salad recipe: the original recipe with vegetables, pickles, and mayonnaise.

Italian peach bellini recipe

the peach bellini recipe with real peaches and prosecco

giardiniera recipe for an Italian Summer

Italian giardiniera recipe: authentic and traditional Summer canning

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