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Winter fruits – all bursting with flavour and goodness

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Food in Italy is fabulous all year round but there is definitely some extra love put into all the dishes and desserts around Christmas time! For dessert the most simple Italian sweet is fresh fruit. Freshly picked mandarins and melograno (pomegranate) that come straight from the orto (fruit and vegetable garden) and are all bursting   …Continue Reading

Vino Novello time is here!

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As you walk through the streets of Florence – what do you smell? Roasted chestnuts, and that fresh brisk smell of fall setting in like a blanket covering the city. Today is also the first day to enjoy a lovely glass of vino novello. Vino Novello’s literal translation is “young wine,” it is put through   …Continue Reading