PANZANELLA Cook-Off Competition and Feast of the Blessed John Colombini July 28!
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PANZANELLA Cook-Off Competition and Feast of the Blessed John Colombini July 28!

The Blessed Panzanella A Gastronomic Competition mostly but not wholly for the fun of it Dedicated to this classic rustic Tuscan dish and its inventor, the Blessed Giovanni Colombini. Sunday, July 28, 2019 11:30 a.m. OPEN TO ALL CONTENDERS. Fattoria dei Barbi | Montalcino Loc. Podernovi 170 | Strada Consorziale dei Barbi 53024 Montalcino (SI) … Continue reading

Is Tuscan cuisine just bruschetta and tagliata?
food and wine / Taste Eat Visit Montalcino / Tuscan cuisine

Is Tuscan cuisine just bruschetta and tagliata?

I just read a comment from a guest at the Taverna dei Barbi [the Fattoria dei Barbi’s restaurant] and I’ve now discovered that the dishes we serve from the 1892 cookbook by my great-grandmother Elina Colombini are actually “nouvelle cuisine.” I couldn’t help but be taken aback but unfortunately I think I understand what the … Continue reading

Montalcino travel tips: Useful information for your summer visit to Tuscan wine country
Brunello di Montalcino / food and wine / Montalcino / Taste Eat Visit Montalcino

Montalcino travel tips: Useful information for your summer visit to Tuscan wine country

The summer is here and a lot of you are planning your trips to Tuscany and, in particular, to Montalcino, the land of Brunello, where you will enjoy some of the greatest wine and food tourism in the world. Here are some basic tips (based mostly on questions that we get asked at this time … Continue reading

Caffè in Forchetta, a dessert popular across the world and first served at Fattoria dei Barbi
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Caffè in Forchetta, a dessert popular across the world and first served at Fattoria dei Barbi

Just Google it. “Caffè in Forchetta.” It’s a dessert for which you’ll find countless recipes on the internet. In Italian, in English, and even in Spanish (sometimes referred to as café en forchetta). It’s a dish popular around the world. And it was first served at Fattoria dei Barbi. According to Giovanni Righi Parenti, Sienese … Continue reading

Chiara Sabatelli wins 2018 panzanella cook-off
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Chiara Sabatelli wins 2018 panzanella cook-off

Chiara Sabatelli from Monte Amiata (Tuscany) is the winner of this year’s panzanella cook-off competition. On Sunday, July 29, she won the contest with a panzanella recipe that included brined capers, anchovies, and “trippa del Chianti,” extra-virgin olive oil-cured tripe. She dubbed it “Panzanella del Chianti.” Her recipe was selected as the winner by a … Continue reading

The Taverna dei Barbi, where you can still dine (well) like old times
food and wine / Taste Fattoria dei Barbi / Tuscan cuisine

The Taverna dei Barbi, where you can still dine (well) like old times

We just had to share the above photo posted by Federica P. on her Facebook last week. She was visiting the Fattoria dei Barbi and the Taverna dei Barbi with a group organized by the Olive Oil Academy, an international educational center located in Parma, Italy. The group toured the Fattoria dei Barbi’s Brunello Museum … Continue reading

RECIPE: Grape Harvest Shortbread made with Sangiovese grapes from the 2017 vintage at Barbi.
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RECIPE: Grape Harvest Shortbread made with Sangiovese grapes from the 2017 vintage at Barbi.

SCHIACCIATA CON L’UVA DEI BARBI Grape Harvest Shortbread made with Sangiovese grapes from the 2017 vintage at Barbi. By Taverna dei Barbi chef Lucia Megalli. Ingredients: 25 grams beer yeast 500 grams flour 300 grams water 200 grams sugar extra-virgin olive oil (preferably Tuscan) 1 kilogram Sangiovese grapes Dissolve the beer yeast in 100 ml … Continue reading