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Barbara
Tuscany, Italy
Sommelier, I studied 1 year in the Institute of the Master of Wine London. I organize cooking courses, wine courses, wine tours, weddings & events in Tuscany. I am also a teacher for both wine and cooking course in a school in Florence. I apologise if my english is not always perfect, but beeing bilingual (English and Italian speaking) you really never know any of the 2 perfectly. Visit our website at www.chiantievents.com
Interests: I love cooking. I enjoy good wine. I love to experiment new dishes using my boyfriend and brother as guinea pigs. I adore animals and have 2 dogs, Nabu and Polly. I love movies, I live in wonderland., especially cartoons. my favourite is lilo & stitch. I am a bit like Alice
Recent Activity
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I had some of the calabresi broccoli in my vegetable garden and was craving for pasta and this is what came out Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2012 at Barbara's Italian Food and Wine
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Last night this was the dessert served at Villa l'Apparita... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2012 at Barbara's Italian Food and Wine
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Porcini Mushroom Risotto anywhere at any time... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2012 at Barbara's Italian Food and Wine
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My friend Giacomo brought me some Biodynamic flour from France and this is what came out. Sorry Giacomo if you weren't invited to taste.... Next schiacciata bread will be for you only Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2012 at Barbara's Italian Food and Wine
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Roast pork loin. Now that the temperatures are starting to drop, this dish is absolutely amazing and why not have some potatoes on the side. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2012 at Barbara's Italian Food and Wine
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The contrast between the crunchy shell and the soft heart of ricotta cheese, makes me want to eat more of them.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2012 at Barbara's Italian Food and Wine
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Want to organize a cooking course in the villa your renting in Tuscany????? I am here for you.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2012 at Barbara's Italian Food and Wine
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After a bad day you need one of these... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2012 at Barbara's Italian Food and Wine
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Mamma through the pasta that I am on my way home..... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2012 at Barbara's Italian Food and Wine
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If I would have to pick a pasta dish it would always be long pasta, and that is why I love spaghetti.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2011 at Barbara's Italian Food and Wine
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Cantuccini biscuits with almonds, which can be replaced with chocolate chips if you do not like almonds. Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2011 at Barbara's Italian Food and Wine
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Sorry if pubblishing this recipe only now but if you still have basil in the garden you are still in time to make it. Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at Barbara's Italian Food and Wine
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Is there anything better than chocolate? I mean in the world of food of course... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2011 at Barbara's Italian Food and Wine
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Fried food is not good for you, but common once and a while.... especially if made with fresh ingredients. Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at Barbara's Italian Food and Wine
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Instead of Pasta what about this.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2011 at Barbara's Italian Food and Wine
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This is a typical Tuscan pasta dish and it is one of my favourites PICI, so good.... I hope my dietitian doesn't read my blog Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2011 at Barbara's Italian Food and Wine
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To my adorable ex students, I miss you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2011 at Barbara's Italian Food and Wine
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A yummy and simple recipe that will leave your guest with a mouth watering for more. Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2009 at Barbara's Italian Food and Wine
Barbara is now following Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
Dec 13, 2009
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A historical winery full of magic and secrets, to be discovered sip by sip Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2009 at Barbara's Italian Food and Wine
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A yummy and simple recipe that will leave your guest with a mouth watering for more. Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2009 at Barbara's Italian Food and Wine
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A visit to the Baracchi winery in Cortona, Tuscany one of the 1st producers of Sangiovese Sparkling wine. The Baracchi family also ownes a Hotel and star michelin restaurant. Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2009 at Barbara's Italian Food and Wine
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Vegetables are very often just simply boiled or steamed. Thats fine for who likes it that way. Try adding a little spark to the dish. This recipe is a typical Tuscan dish. Like most Tuscan dishes it is very simple and tasty. Please try the recipe as it is. Very often Tuscan recipes get ruined by adding too many ingredients. Fagiolini in Umido – Tuscan green beans in tomato For 4 servings • 800 g. green beans • 300 g. tinned tomatoes or cherry tomatoes • 1 carrot • 1 medium onion • Olive oil • Salt & pepper 1.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2009 at Barbara's Italian Food and Wine
Barbara is now following The Typepad Team
Dec 10, 2009