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Meaty Pizza

Sometimes I really crave a steak. So, let’s put some steak on a pizza and enjoy it with a luscious Tuscan wine. A delicious pairing for this meaty pizza is Tenuta di Castiglioni, Toscana IGT. Made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese grapes with a little Merlot and Petit Verdot resulting in a powerful deep purpley …

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Summer Picnic

Spend a warm summer afternoon with friends and family while nibbling on an easy-to-make summer picnic and enjoying a glass of wine. Summer Bean Salad – To Go A quick and simple recipe that’s easy to put together and take anywhere. Click here for recipe Tuscan Ham & Cheese Sandwich The perfect sandwich for the …

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Hosting Tips

There are a few elements to remember if you want to be a good host. The most important thing is to relax. There is nothing worse then a host on the verge of a nervous breakdown, so remember that entertaining is about fun and relaxation. Take deep breaths and don’t sweat the small stuff, as …

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Barbeque Tuscan Style

Enjoy the outdoors and warm summer sun with a menu that utilizes the BBQ: Each recipe serves 6 Antipasto: Bruchetta with Tomato and Herb Preperation of the tomatoes and herbs can be done ahead of time. Toast and top the bread with the tomato mixture before serving. Click here for recipe Primi Piatti: Papparadelle with …

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The Cheese Impresario

Barrie Lynn Barrie Lynn, The Cheese Impresario, writes the “Cheese Matters” monthly column in The Beverly Hills Times, and has been featured in USA TODAY, VARIETY, The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Candy, the popular food blog EatingLA and Ben Adair’s “Pacific Drift” on KPCC 83.9 FM in Los Angeles and E! Entertainment. Her inclusion in the …

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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 …

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Grana Padano Stravecchio

The Cheese of the Month for November is one I call a “double dip cheese.” You can grate it on your hot Italian dishes, enjoy it sprinkled on your salads or it will be a hero on your holiday cheese board. This hard cow’s like cheese is hard because it’s aged…some as long as 24 …

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Summer Picnic

Spend a warm summer afternoon with friends and family while nibbling on an easy-to-make summer picnic and enjoying a glass of wine. Summer Bean Salad – To Go A quick and simple recipe that’s easy to put together and take anywhere. Click here for recipe Tuscan Ham & Cheese Sandwich The perfect sandwich for the …

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