Pici, the classic long noodle of Tuscan cuisine, sometimes called pinci in Montalcino.
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Pici, the classic long noodle of Tuscan cuisine, sometimes called pinci in Montalcino.

They are served across southern Tuscany: pici (PEE-chee), hand-rolled long noodles made using just flour and water, a classic example of Tuscany’s rustic foodways. In Montalcino, where they are often made with roughly milled flour, they can be called pinci (PEEN-chee). There are myriad theories as to the origin of the name. But it’s probable … Continue reading

“Highly Recommended”: Taverna dei Barbi gets thumbs up from magazine Firenze Spettacolo
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“Highly Recommended”: Taverna dei Barbi gets thumbs up from magazine Firenze Spettacolo

“We highly recommend it,” write the editors of Firenze Spettacolo (Florence Entertainment magazine) this week in the first review of the Taverna dei Barbi to appear since chef Maurizio Iannicello took over in the kitchen this year. Here are some of the dishes according to the editors, who give the restaurant high marks: “Black crostini” … Continue reading

Maremma Toscana DOC, a new appellation and a new wine from Fattoria dei Barbi
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Maremma Toscana DOC, a new appellation and a new wine from Fattoria dei Barbi

Later this year, a new wine from Fattoria dei Barbi will be landing in the U.S.: The estate’s Maremma Toscana Rosso DOC (above), made from 50 percent Sangiovese together with Merlot (30%), Syrah (15%), and Alicante (5%) grown at the estate’s farm in southern Tuscany. Many Italian wine lovers know Bolgheri and the wines grown … Continue reading

Taverna dei Barbi, the Fattoria dei Barbi’s classic Tuscan restaurant, reopens TONIGHT February 15!
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Taverna dei Barbi, the Fattoria dei Barbi’s classic Tuscan restaurant, reopens TONIGHT February 15!

Above: The Taverna dei Barbi, on the grounds of the Fattoria dei Barbi estate, serves classic Tuscan cuisine with the occasional modern flourish. We are pleased to share the news that following its annual winter break, the Taverna dei Barbi reopens tonight, Friday, February 15. The reopening coincides with Benvenuto Brunello weekend, the yearly debut … Continue reading