Category Archives: Heather Jarman

Autumn in Tuscany

Sometimes tours need a little refurbishment. A bit of clearing out and renovating. My very first trial tour in November 2005 was called ‘Olive Oil, Chestnuts & Polenta’. It evolved into ‘Truffles, Olive Oil & Chestnuts’ and for 2016 has … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Fish Stew

You don’t have to loiter long in a bar in Italy in a small town or village to hear evidence of campanilismo. It’s part of the Italian nature to be convinced that the customs, food, landscape and architecture in the … Continue reading

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Gardening in Tuscany

It’s not that I think you’ll come to Tuscany to garden; it’s that this little incident illustrates some aspects of the Tuscan character that I hope you’ll want to experience firsthand. About a month ago I was passing one of … Continue reading

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