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The Tuscan land of cowboys, brigands, and family-owned trattorie!


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

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from the blog

The Ligurian Torta Pasqualina recipe from Genoa

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

asparagus rice bowl with chickpeas and almonds

asparagus buddha bowl with rice, chickpeas and almonds

Italian Russian salad recipe

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

latte di mandorla: the Sicilian almond milk

How to make almond milk at home with the authentic Sicilian recipe.

sicilian baked ricotta cheesecake recipe

The Italian Easter pie from Sicily: a ricotta pie (crostata) spiced with cinnamon, vanilla and orange zest.

DIY chocolate gift basket ideas

A DIY chocolate gift basket for gourmet people.

Italian pasta frolla recipe (to make Nutella crostata)

Italian pasta frolla is the sweet pastry dough we use to make delicious crostata pies, cookies, and pastries. Here’s the recipe!

Italian Easter bread: sweet Pan di Ramerino from Tuscany

A sweet Italian Easter bread recipe from Tuscany: pan di ramerino, rosemary and raisins bread rolls.

herbal chocolate: no cooking chocolate enfleurage

A delicious and charming homemade gift recipe: chocolate enfleurage.

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