Foodie Blog: A piece of my Maremma Tuscany

Soup with 'prugnolo' bean from Sorano

Soup with ‘prugnolo’ bean from Sorano – Image from unpezzodellamiamaremma.com

If you are looking for some inspiration in the kitchen, you know that you need to look no further than the internet! But with so many websites to pick from, it might actually be hard to focus on something and get things done.

Since we have bragged more than once (through occasional recipes and videos) about how delicious the cuisine from the Maremma Tuscany is, today we are backing up our claims by sharing a blog that is a fantastic and rich resource of local recipes. It is called Un pezzo della mia Maremma (a piece of my Maremma).

The food blogger behind the blog is Tamara Giorgetti, originally from the town is considered as the capital of the Maremma – Grosseto. It goes without saying the author has one big passion: cooking! And she shares all her knowledge about Tuscan recipes through the Web on different food networks.

Tamara’s Blog is in Italian, although a Google Translation button will translate the text quite accurately. You will have to interpret some words here and there, especially in the introductory text to the recipes. But once the ingredients are listed and the preparation explained, things go quite smoothly.

Enjoy in the kitchen and, once at the table, buon appetito!

Ravioli with smoked aubergine

Ravioli with smoked aubergine – Image from unpezzodellamiamaremma.com

Argentario: what to do in the off-peak season

Canadian blogger, art historian and arts marketing consultant Alexandra Korey has written about her travel experience in and around Monte Argentario, an area in the Maremma Tuscany that she had the chance to explore just recently.

Among her recommendations are a visit to the beach and cycling through the Feniglia Reserve, admiring Forte Stella and the port towns, playing golf at Argentario Golf Club, wine tasting at Le Mortelle Winery, and exploring local archaeological sites.

Read her article, titled “Off-season Argentario”, on her blog www.arttrav.com, which has been recommended by Lonely Planet “Florence & Tuscany” guide (2012, 2014) as one of five recommended internet resources about Florence, and was shortlisted as one of the best Art & Culture blogs by Italy Magazine 2013.

 

Argentario Dance Festival: international competition takes place in Tuscany

Argentario Dance Festival, Tuscany

An international dance competition is currently taking place in the beautiful seaside village of Porto Santo Stefano in the Maremma Tuscany. The Argentario Dance Festival gathers hundreds of young dancers from Italy and abroad, including talents from the USA, UK, France, Poland and Russia.

Directed by choreographer Claudio Rocco, the 6th edition of the dance festival runs from the 4th to the 7th of September 2014 in the Seaside Theater (Teatro al Mare). Four days of dance and cultural interchange promoting the discovery of the territory through a series of touristic and cultural activities that complete the program of Argentario Dance Festival.

Argentario Dance Festival, Tuscany

The following will be competing: soloist and groups in the categories of Ballet, Contemporary dance, Modern jazz and Hip-hop. The best choreography and dancers will be crowned at the end. The event will also welcome international ballet star Antonio Sutera, who will perform twice.

More information on www.balletcenteraccademy.com

Images are a courtesy of Argentario Dance Festival