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Olive Juice

Did you know that olive oil is the only common cooking oil that is the juice of a fruit? All the other oils we use in our kitchen come from seeds: sunflower, rapeseed (canola), peanut and grapeseed. This realisation leads … Continue reading

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We members of Slow Travel Tours always hope to have an impact on our guests. We want them to enjoy themselves, but we also hope they’ll learn something new. It might be a deeper appreciation of a different way of … Continue reading

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Butter in Tuscany

Butter isn’t an ingredient you’ll find in traditional Tuscan cuisine. The people north of the Apennine Mountains have cows, and they make butter. In Tuscany we have sheep. Their milk is used to produce pecorino cheese (the word for sheep … Continue reading

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