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Prosciutto in bacon with a pork net

Recommended wine pairing: CastelGiocondo Brunello di Montalcino Serves 4 Ingredients: 3.5 ounces pig liver 3.5 ounces fresh bacon 10.5 ounces fresh prosciutto (a nice big slice) 1.75 ounces pork net 1 glass of white wine Directions: Set the pork net on which you will place the slice of prosciutto over a piece of oven foil …


Spring Dinner in Tuscany

Enjoy the arrival of spring (or any season), with a simple, refreshing menu consisting of: Antipasto: Artichoke Soup The recipe can use fresh or frozen artichokes. The soup can be prepared ahead of time and reheated before serving. Click here for recipe Primi Piatti: Lemon Risotto w/ Peas Refreshing and light, the rice can be …


Sangiovese / Chianti

Because Sangiovese is very thin skinned, the juice produces a rich, alcoholic and long-standing wine. The wine itself is known for being fruity and naturally acidic. The aroma is non-aggressive and it is best enjoyed with the excellent cuisine of Italy. As Fernande Garvin once said, “Wine makes a symphony of a good meal!” When …


Campo ai Sassi Rosso

Campo ai Sassi Rosso di Montalcino displays the same characteristics as Brunello, but in a more youthful, less complicated manner. It is produced from the same grape, sangiovese, but younger vineyards yield wines that are aromatic and elegant, and less tannic than Brunello. The wine is matured and refined for a year in oak barriques …


Spring Vegetable and Rice Salad

Recommended wine pairing: Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG Serves 6-10 Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup farro, Arborio or canaroli rice 1 medium Zucchini, chopped and lightly salted to release liquid* 1/2 cup frozen petite peas (defrosted) 2 Tbsp flat leaf parsley, minced 1 red pepper (roasted, peeled, cut into 1/2? chunks) 8 brined olives (kalamata or …


Young Cheese, Young Wine

Wine with everything is my motto and wine with pizza is no exception. Remole Tocana IGT is an everyday fun young wine that’s made from Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. These grapes carefully blended and vinified into this terrific Tuscan liquid. For this pizza, I’m pairing a young wine with a young cheese. Let’s make …


Benefizio – Pomino Bianco, DOC

The Benefizio, Pomino Bianco DOC is the product of the Chardonnay grape variety, from the estates vineyard. Fermented and matured in oak barriques for 8 months, and refined in the bottle for a further year. It demonstrates a luminous color yellow with glares of amber, both the nose and palate experience an intense, complex taste …


Grilled Vegetables with Balsamic Vinegar

This recipe is also featured in Tuscany Tonight’s Holiday BBQ Quick Menu. Click here to view full menu. Serves 6 Ingredients: 1 small eggplant, sliced 1/4?vertically 2 medium zucchini, sliced 1/4?on an extreme diagonal to create a bigger surface area to each slice 2 red or yellow peppers, seeded and cut in half 1 large …


Papparadelle with Grilled Vegetables

Recommended wine pairing: Remole Serves 6 This recipe is also featured in Tuscany Tonight’s Summer Barbeque Tuscany Style Quick Menu. Click here to view menu Ingredients 1 small eggplant, sliced horizontally 2 medium zucchini, sliced on the diagonal 2 red or yellow peppers, seeded and cut in half 1 small onion, sliced in half across …

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