Archive for the ‘Enogastronomic Tuscany’ Category


Wine-making festival “Pisa unique land of wines”

In Enogastronomic Tuscany,Events on November 24, 2009 by lamiatoscanablog Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Oenological Festival “Pisa unique land of wines” will be held in Pisa at the Stazione Leopolda on December 12th and 13th, 2009 . Approaching the world of wine is not just immerging into a world of fragrances , tastes and impressions, but above all, into a world of emotions and thoughts about wines. Read More »



Volterragusto, a food and wine festival, with the specialties of the Era Valley

In Enogastronomic Tuscany,Events on October 27, 2009 by lamiatoscanablog

The discovery of the landscape and culinary delights is the best way to discover the treasures of Tuscany. From October 10, till November 8, 2009 the medieval streets of the picturesque Etruscan town of Volterra turn  into a street festival for foodies. In addition to ham, salami, honey, chocolate and wine, the precious white truffle is the star among the local specialties.

During the fair the market of the world-famous White Truffle from San Miniato will take place on Saturday, October 24, and Sunday, October 25, and on Saturday, October 31 and Sunday, November 1st, 2009. Visitors will find here a lot of truffle specialties like truffle cheese, truffle salami and truffle chocolate.

On Saturday, November 7th, and Sunday, November 8th, there is everything about chocolate. The Chocolate Valley of the Valdera  is one of the major chocolate producers in Europe. Even Queen Elizabeth of England buys her chocolate from here. Besides the exhibition of the sweet treats, there will be a presentation about how chocolate is produced. There are also many funny activities in which the visitors can participate such as a truffle-hunting with experienced truffle hunters and their dogs.

For your visit to the wine and food festival in Volterra, we offer you a range of oenological and culinary packages, and accommodation romantic vineyards.



The White Truffle of San Miniato

In Enogastronomic Tuscany,Events on September 7, 2009 by lamiatoscanablog Tagged: , ,

Festival of the White Truffle in San Miniato from September 26 at 7 pm till September 27, 2009 11pm

An old saying, that the children of San Miniato are yet taught, says that in the underground of Dodero, Montoderi and Poggioderi there is a golden calf. The golden calf is actually mentioned in the medieval documents of the Historical Archives of San Miniato. It may seem strange, but in this triangle of Valdegola is the heart of the White Truffle of San Miniato, which value can be compared with gold. Brillat Savarin once wrote: “The truffle makes women more tender and men more amiable.” Read More »


Typical tastes

In Enogastronomic Tuscany,Era Valley on September 4, 2009 by lamiatoscanablog Tagged: , , , , ,

Foto flickr; Eric Perrone

The Valdera offers its visitors not only a rich heritage of art, history and traditions, but also the possibility of making the acquaintance of unique medieval villages of Etruscan origin, where man and nature meet in harmony. During a walk along the Wine Road of the Pisan hills you will encounter the charming and romantic villages Palaia, Peccioli, Lajatico, Terricciola, Chianni and Capannoli. As in a trip by the time machine you can enjoy the life here of yesteryear. Since the Middle Ages, the area seems to have fallen asleep like Sleeping Beauty. Read More »


The history of the olive tree

In Enogastronomic Tuscany on August 26, 2009 by lamiatoscanablog Tagged: , ,

Foto source: flickr; sicco

Olive oil has a very long tradiotion in the history of mankind, which indeed dates back to the fourth millennium BC. The popularity of olive oil rose even more when the American nutritionist Ancel Keys pointed to the health benefits of olive oil in his international studies. Italy and especially the part of Tuscany, are one of the leading oil producers on the international market. Read More »


Tagliatelle Alla Bolognese

In Enogastronomic Tuscany on July 27, 2009 by lamiatoscanablog Tagged: , , ,


400 gr tagliatelle
300 gr mincemeat
1 onion
1 celery stalks
1 carrot
200gr. Tomato puree (or the pulp 4 ripe tomatoes)
30 g extra virgin olive oil
1 glass red wine
salt and pepper
parsley Read More »


Eating and drinking in the Era Valley

In Enogastronomic Tuscany on July 24, 2009 by lamiatoscanablog Tagged: , , , ,

A fertile soil, a mild, sunny climate and the dedication and patience of the people, these are the ingredients of a top wine. The soil nurtures the vines, the sun lets them ripen and the rest, that comes from us humans. Read More »