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Chianti Classico

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Classic Ribollita

There are several classic dishes that evoke the heart of Tuscan cuisine, but when winter arrives in earnest, any discussion about soup begins and ends with Ribollita.    Ribollita literally means “re-boiled” and is thought to have originated in medieval…

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Deep Purple

Castello di Bossi.  By now, readers of this blog should be keenly aware of this Chianti Classico estate’s pedigree. Equally evident is my love of  Italian Merlot and today’s example from Tuscany, is particularly delicious.  ~ The Courtyard at Castello di Bassi…

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A Tuscan Dinner

After a recent flurry of Barolo tastings, I was happy to comply when asked to host a Tuscan themed dinner for some out of town guests.  I decided to make two simple risotto dishes: Sweet Sausage and Spring Pea along…

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