An Easter Treat

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  The Colombo Pasquale is a treat enjoyed by Italians throughout the holiday of easter. Modelled after the traditional christmas cake “panettone” this dove shaped cake represents peace for the occasion. With origins in Milan, the pastry has become a must-have

Cheese know how and history

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Ever wonder why some cheeses are tasteful and others are not? A cheese expert talks about how to classify cheeses, and talks briefly about the components of different types of cheeses in Italy. Some variables to consider while buying cheese are

Truffle hunting in Tuscany

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Truffles have been an integral part of Italian cuisine, more specifically Florentine culture for quite sometime. Primarily because famers and agriculturists grow truffles so it has become a food for the people, made by the people. Truffles can be seen

Truffles of Tuscany

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It was the people that were living in the villages and farmers that first started using truffles in the Italian cuisine. Truffles can range from 10 to 4,500 euros per kilo, depending on the abundance of truffles that year. November is

LdM Students Thanksgiving

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Being abroad for holidays can be difficult and hard on everyone. A group of students studying abroad for the semester in Florence decided to remember the Thanksgiving holiday while away from their loved ones. Using products found in Florence and

Expo rurale 2014

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The expo rural 2014 took place in a park that was transformed into a cattle show. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the Italian country lifestyle without having to leave the comfort of the city. The main purpose

LdM Slow Drink activities in collaboration with EATALY

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Students at LdM have the opportunity to participate at a slow drink activity that takes place at Eataly. Wine producers and food store owners travel from all over Italy to explain their products to students, and talk about the Italian culture

Florence Bread- Focaccia at Pugi

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Ask any Florentine of where to eat the best focaccia and they will tell you, Pugi’s. Every morning at Pugi’s at 2am they make around 100 kilos of focaccia bread. The recipe, procedure, and temperature is unknown but they did

Thanksgiving Day in Florence

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  Due to the large amount of American expats and students living in Florence, Thanksgiving day is celebrated minimally. Community members in Florence often gather and hold traditional Thanksgiving meals. In 2010, the Tuscan-American association held a dinner for over

Markets in Florence and Tuscany

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With an assortment of different Florentine food markets to choose from throughout the city, there are many opportunities to learn about the culinary traditions of Tuscan Cuisine. It is Tuscan tradition to use only fresh, high quality ingredients in everything