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La vie en rose
True glory or just a...

La vie en rose

What kind of wine has dominated in recent years? What type has been most fashionable? There’s not an atom of doubt: it’s rosé. Rosé...

Time of the Wild Tulip
Biodiversity unbound

Time of the Wild Tulip

As I write, new colors are bursting up around Poggio Casciano: the bright green grass that carpets the entire landscape, the countless shades of spring...

Green bean pesto
Delicious dishes from...

Green bean pesto

Long before it was fashionable, the war against waste was a necessity. From people’s store cupboards, where recipes were born of need and what was...

Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
Words that really mean...

Traditional Balsamic Vinegar

Traditional Balsamic Vinegar – not to be confused with balsamic vinegar in its simplest form – is an extraordinary product, the result of rigorous...

Timballo, and epic hunger
A dish that’s like a novel

Timballo, and epic hunger

The late 1990s saw the Americans express their love for Italians by releasing a film about them; in particular, it expressed their love – obsession,...

Casentino: a hidden gem

A lesser-known corner...

Casentino: a hidden gem


Legend has it that in building Florence’s Palazzo della Signoria, now the iconic Palazzo Vecchio, the architect Arnolfo da Cambio was aiming for...