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April 29, 2017
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Loving Lucca

  Yes, I’ve arrived In Lucca and of course the first thing that I am sharing here on the blog is a panino. I discovered this spot on Piazza San Giusto last year and since then have been dreaming of sitting on their patio and having a bite to eat. Anyone who knows me would admit […]

April 26, 2017
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On My Way

Next time I post it will be from Lucca. Wish you were coming along… Be sure to check back to see what the Panini Girl tour is all about. Ciao!

January 28, 2017
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Come To Italy With Me!

You don’t have to  wait for me to post a trip to Lucca here on my blog. Get a group together with your friends who love Italy and get in touch! Of course I plan on going to Italy every year and I do have a tour scheduled for this spring, but it’s full, with […]

December 24, 2016
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Buon Natale

I’ve never been to Lucca during the winter, but I’d like to make believe that I’m there right now sending this Christmas greeting out to you. Form the historic anfiteatro with its gorgeous tree lighting the piazza, to the view from the top of the Guinigi Tower (maybe next time I’ll make it all the […]

May 7, 2016
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Chicken With Lemon & Herbs

    I haven’t had a lot of time to blog recently, but I have been in the kitchen. Yesterday I tried a recipe for chocolate caramel walnut bars which I saw on line. They looked like a blondie topped with chocolate frosting. I couldn’t wait to bite into one and planned on sharing with […]

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 […]