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Villa Campestri

  • oil tasting

    Arrivederci, AmorOlio 2012!

    We just finished the fourth edition of AmorOlio at Villa Campestri, and I think all my “students” agreed that it was a great experience, learning how to tell good olive oil from…

  • cutting the curd

    Ricotta – A True Story

    The Renaissance, they say, was born here when the shepherd and cheese-maker Giotto was discovered sketching the form of a sheep. Brought to Florence because of his talents, Giotto went on to…

  • Zuppa delle virtu--farro, chickpeas, fagioli del purgatorio + fresh fave & piselli

    La cucina di Salvatore

    Salvatore Denaro, a great Sicilian-Umbrian chef, joined our Tuscan cooking classes at Villa Campestri (Speaking Tuscan in the Kitchen/AmorOlio May 2012), and gave us a whole new repertoire of very beany spring…