Life Begins at 60!

I arrived in Fiesole the day before my friend Anna’s 60th birthday party. Her sister Do ( AKA The Baby) and niece, Klara, from Germany, were also early arrivals. Some of you will recognize Novella, the private chef who has cooked for Pronto Marcella’s guests and always creates a taste adventure. When the guests arrived, […]

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Fabulous Women Part 2

We took day trips to Lucca, Siena, Florence, and many other places along the way Let’s remember some of the great meals we enjoyed together… from our leisurely breakfasts with all kinds of coffee requests, fresh eggs, to cereal and fruit. And here are some of the more exotic  tastes we sampled: It’s a real […]

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When Women are in Charge

Our First Three Days It was a long journey from Toronto and Connecticut but we all met in Brussels and continued on together to Florence. Marcie and our driver were there to greet us and whisked us to the countryside, to the tiny village of Poggio Alla Croce. Some of us walked around the property and explored the nearby agriturismo of […]

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How we do it in San Cerbone

We buy our everyday wine at the Sfuso.  “loose wine”  (“unpackaged” ). More properly defined: bulk wine, dream come true, wine on tap, wine from the cask (the barrel or container where wine is fermented, matured, stored or shipped) Bring your own bottles or container, and you can taste before you buy.       When […]

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Back home in Poggio alla Croce

What a delight to be back “home” and find that things have moved forward at San Cerbone in readiness for our special guests who will arrive on Friday, September 21. Those of you who remember Googa, the cat, will be sad to learn that he died recently after a long and happy life. Nero seems […]

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