Tuscany for Foodies introduces you to the best of foodie Tuscany, from the butchers, bakers, and cheese makers who adhere to ancient traditions and proudly sell their goods in small shops, to restaurants large and small that process local ingredients into good-to-eat meals. You'll find maps and directions to Tuscany's iconic foodie shrines, including Tuscany's famous "Dante Quoting Butcher" and his growing restaurant empire in little Panzano.
But Tuscan food isn't about famous butchers or even famous chefs--it's about the simple cooking of Italian Grandmothers, and we've searched high and wide for some of the little places where traditions are still strong, country places you'll need a car to get to, but rewarding places you won't likely forget.
★ About the Author ★
James Martin has been writing about travel in Europe for 9 years at About.com. He spends about half the year in his home in northern Tuscany, and writes about the Tuscan life in Wandering Italy Blog. His Italian neighbors are featured frequently, and have learned to call him when they're slaughtering a pig or preparing cinghiale--or doing anything else of a foodie nature.
★ About Sutro Media ★
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