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Exploring Olive Oil Culture In Tuscany

Exploring Olive Oil Culture In Tuscany | East Coast Limousine Service | Scoop.it

Olive oil is a super ingredient with the ability to enhance the flavors of a dish while also adding antioxidants and heart-healthy benefits. That being said, there are many misconceptions that exist on the product. That’s why — with the help of agronomist Marco Soldani of Castelfalfi and agronomist Francesco Caselli of Castello di Gabbiano — we’re debunking some of olive oils most common misconceptions. Use the following facts to help you choose a top-of-the-line olive oil:

you can cook with extra virgin olive oilnot all extra virgin olive oils are created equalpure olive oil isn’t really purelow acidity is important when it comes to olive oilnot all olive oil comes from italyit’s much more than squeezing oil from the fruitlight destroys olive oilolive oil does not get better with age.only a small portion of the olive gets used for oilcold extraction is great for flavoryou can’t judge by the label if it’s good olive oilyour extra virgin olive oil may not actually be extra virginthat olive oil from italy may not be italianolive oil is essentially a fruit juice

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intoHistory's curator insight, August 22, 2014 1:29 AM

I love olive oil. So much history bound to this highly traditional product!

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Discover the true heart of Italy on a coach trip from Rome to Venice

Discover the true heart of Italy on a coach trip from Rome to Venice | East Coast Limousine Service | Scoop.it
Max Wooldridge embarks on a 16-day luxury coach trip to discover Italy's cities and regional towns with experts - visiting some of the country's finest hotels and classiest restaurants along the way.

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Italy's Greatest Gastronomic Treasure, Emilia-Romagna

Italy's Greatest Gastronomic Treasure, Emilia-Romagna | East Coast Limousine Service | Scoop.it
If you ask an Italian where the best food is in Italy, you almost always get the same answer. "Eh," they like to say. "At my mother's house!"…looking like "how could you be so stupid to not know that?

But if you push it to a regional discussion...as I have hundreds of times...the most likely answer is...”Emilia-Romagna”.

Oh, you may hear a few votes from Italians for Piemonte, and a few for regions of the south. You never hear the American’s favorite answer, Tuscany, because Tuscan cuisine is not viewed as something special in Italy [...]


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Tuscany for Your Travel Destination – Many Things to do and See

Tuscany for Your Travel Destination – Many Things to do and See | East Coast Limousine Service | Scoop.it
Just one holiday spent in Tuscany, Italy isn’t enough; this magical area offers much to see and do. You can find different types of leisure and recreations

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Florence and Machiavelli: sympathy for the devil - Telegraph

Florence and Machiavelli: sympathy for the devil - Telegraph | East Coast Limousine Service | Scoop.it
Nick Trend tracks down the arch Renaissance politician, both in the corridors of Florence’s palazzi, and at his Tuscan estate where, exactly 500 years ago, he wrote ‘The Prince’

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