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BnB Casa Torretta: the breakfast

BnB Casa Torretta: the breakfast

I like taking care of my guests, and the breakfast is a very delicate moment of the day, so I pay attention to every detail. I prepare a balanced and rich breakfast and every day I try to vary the products, to satisfy everyone’s tastes and never bore the palates of my guests.   Food…

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The pasqualina quiche

The pasqualina quiche

One of the Easter dishes, is the Pasqualina quiche. I have cooked it for the first time yesterday. It took a pandemic to make me find time to stop and experiment with a new recipe! I prepared it together with my cousin Amalia, chef and yoga teacher living in Knoxville, with whom we use to…

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5 trattoria restaurants you must go in Camaiore

5 trattoria restaurants you must go in Camaiore

Versilia is a land with a vast gastronomic culture, both of land and sea: today I recommend you 5 trattoria restaurants you must go in Camaiore. The people of Camaiore love going to a trattoria, because they find dishes cooked according to tradition, like at home. The valley of Camaiore is dotted with a myriad…

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Necci with ricotta cheese: chestnut tuscan pancakes

Necci with ricotta cheese: chestnut tuscan pancakes

Necci with ricotta are chestnut tuscan pancakes with ricotta, a typical Tuscan autumn dessert from the traditional Garfagnana cuisine. Traditionally they are prepared on the fire of the fireplace, with the use of “testi”. The “testi” are two cast-iron plates that heat directly on the fire and on which the necci are cooked, which are…

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Panzanella, tuscan salad recipe

Panzanella, tuscan salad recipe

The Panzanella is a dish of the Tuscan popular tradition, made with few and simple ingredients. The basic ingredient are tomato and stale bread, so it is a recipe for reuse and recovery. This avoids waste in the kitchen. You need few ingredients, simple but good! Choose the best ingredients to make your Panzanella, as…

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Italian Carnival sweet recipe

Italian Carnival sweet recipe

Have you ever heard of Chiacchiere? it’s a crunchy sweet pastry, and if you visit Italy in the Carnival period you easily find it. The carnival for me has the taste of chiacchiere, those that as a child I ate on Martedì grasso in the streets of Milan showing off my little Squaw dress. In Versilia…

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Walter, a beekeeper at Borgo4case family

Walter, a beekeeper at Borgo4case family

Do you know anything about bees? Do you know how honey comes from? I learnt a lot of nice things about bees by following Walter during his work. In this new post I’ll tell you more about bees and the beekeeper’s life. Let’s go! “Apicoltura Massagli Walter” is a little firm in Lucca producing honey. Walter,…

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Tuscan chestnut Castagnaccio recipe

Tuscan chestnut Castagnaccio recipe

Since 2015 I followed the Transition Town movement in my country Camaiore. We also contribute to the film documentary  Stories of Transition and that gave me the desire to “live” the territory more closely: even financing on Internet a crowd funding to save a “metato” in Garfagnana where they still dry chestnuts as 100 Years…

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Pepper pie of Camaiore

Pepper pie of Camaiore

One of the pleasures of Versilia is undoubtedly its cuisine. In a territory so morphologically varied, where in a few kilometers you pass from the long sandy beaches, to the hills, to the Apuan Alps, the gastronomic offer could not but be as varied. There are many dishes of the coast based on fish, but…

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