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April 22, 2016
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In The Kitchen

These two lovely local Lucchese women were responsible for an evening filled with lots of laughs and a dinner that we won’t soon forget. Our apartment located in Lucca’s centro was the perfect spot for a cooking class. The kitchen is bright and spacious with a great work space large enough for all of us to participate […]

April 18, 2016
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Il Mercato All’Aperto

Why does all the produce look so much better in Italy? One of the reasons that I always rent an apartment is so that I can actually get into the kitchen and take advantage of what the mercato all’aperto (outdoor market) has to offer. There was a sign on this pile of carciofi advertising them 15 for 5 euros! […]

April 15, 2016
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Taste Florence

  If you stay in Tuscany at some point you will most certainly make your way to Florence. The city is brimming with history, museums and churches but what did our day focus on-food! We boarded an early train from Lucca and met Tina, our amazing guide from Taste Florence, on a small street not far […]

April 12, 2016
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Meet The Baker-Paolo

Want to have a day filled with amazing scenery, lots of laughs, fabulous food and learn to bake the traditional bread of the Garfagnana? All you need to do is sign up for a day with Erica from Sapori e Saperi and you too can experience what we did on this sunny Monday in the mountains […]

April 8, 2016
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Morning On The Wall

Spring has sprung. Since my arrival here on Saturday the weather has changed, growing considerably warmer. In just these few days there’s been a noticeable difference in the trees. What were then small buds, now are leaves. I passed the Botanic Garden this morning on my way around the wall and was thrilled to see […]

April 5, 2016
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What’s For Dessert?

When I’m here in Lucca before the arrival of my group I have my daily routine-out early, walk on the wall and then for a cappuccino and pastry at my local pasticceria (see previous post). Later in the day as I wander the streets I pop into whatever shop looks inviting. You would think I had […]

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