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The revenge of the tulips

The revenge of the tulips

Once upon a time, roses were the Italians’ most beloved flowers, the failsafe choice for every occasion. A birthday, an anniversary, for somethi...

Loving the cherry plum

Loving the cherry plum

In the Casentino area between Arezzo and Florence there is a wide valley, dominated by the castle of Romena on one side and the castle of Poppi o...

Easter in the kitchen

Easter in the kitchen

Let’s start with a truism. The good thing about Christmas is that it brings the family together, and maybe gifts us a bit of snow and some gorge...

September impression

September impression

More than any other, September is the month of transition. Technically speaking, two thirds of it is still summer, but our thoughts have taken a turn ...

Edible spring

Edible spring

È primavera svegliatevi bambine…. sang the great Alberto Rabagliati in the mid-twentieth century. Spring: the season of reawakening. Aft...

Savoring the harvest

Savoring the harvest

Few other moments symbolize the essence of the country life in such a clear, timeless and deeply rooted way as the vendemmia, the grape harvest. With ...