Ferragamo Museum

17 Jul

You need not be crazy about fashion, but the museum is quite interesting with 10,000 pairs of shoes! In medieval palazzo near the Ponte Vecchio, the Ferragamo Museum is an institution dedicated to the art of making shoes for Audrey Hepburn, Greta Garbo, etc.. Free, but only by appointment tel. 055 3360456 / Address: Piazza Santa Trinita 5 / R, 50123 Florence. Official Site www.museoferragamo.it

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Tuscan Soup with Bean

27 Jun

We are already in winter and rainy nights these comforting soup comes in handy!

This is typical of the beautiful Italian region of Tuscany and very good, with its intense aroma of garlic …

Ingredients for 4-6 people

- 300 g cooked white beans, rinsed and drained
- 300 g of cooked butter beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 and 1/2 cups vegetable broth (or chicken)
- 115 g fusilli pasta type (or other small tubular pasta shape)
- 4 spoons (soup) of oil
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
- 3 tbsp (tablespoons) finely chopped fresh parsley
- Salt & pepper freshly ground

Method of Making

Place half of white beans and half the butter beans in a blender or processor cup, along with half of the chicken broth. Grind until mixture is smooth and homogeneous.

Place the cream in a thick bottomed pan, add the beans and broth and remaining. Mix well and bring to boil. If the soup seem too thick, add a little hot water.

Add the pasta and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and cook for another 10-15 minutes, or until the dough is cooked submit “al dente”.

Separately, heat 3 tablespoons (soup) of oil in a small non-stick skillet. Add the minced garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes stirring constantly, until the garlic is golden but not burned. Add the mixture of olive oil and garlic soup, and chopped parsley.

Season with salt and pepper. Distribute the soup bowls by or bowls and sprinkle with the remaining oil. Serve immediately.

Serve with toasts.

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Source: Recipe adapted from the book Soup Bowl – Ed Love Food * Parragon Books (USA)

Tribute to Giuseppe Verdi at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi

10 Jan

Tribute to Giuseppe Verdi at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi

The Palazzo Medici Riccardi is a Renaissance palace in Florence. It was owned by the Medici family, and later acquired and expanded by the Riccardi family. 

On January 10, the presentation of the Florence-concert flutist Pier Luigi Mencarelli with the participation of musicians like Horvath, Ottaviani, Wolwington, Cin Low Weng and Yang Su Schumei, and actor Antonio Rugani involved in a tribute to Arrigo Boito

The Quartet for Strings in E minor by Giuseppe Verdi, transcription for flute and piano by Emanuele Krakamp Traviata, Trovatore tracks and read some passages from the book of Otello and Falstaff to remember the role of Arrigo Boito.

These are the highlights, live concert presentation of the unique look and dream that the association chaired by Paola Lucarini, along with the Flower Foundation chaired by Maria Giuseppina sweet and the Province of Florence, which offers small Giordano Luca Palazzo Medici Riccardi ( Via Cavour 1), organized on January 10 at 16.30 in honor of Giuseppe Verdi the bicentenary of his birth.

The appointment, edited by Pier Luigi flutist Mencarelli is free entry and includes listening, introduced by brief presentations Mencarelli same recordings of songs from various operas of Verdi.

Here, in brief, the event schedule, after the general introduction: songs from Nabucco, Rigoletto of “La donna è mobile”, the duet with the Duke of Countess Ceprano and the Quartet’s Trovatore “Stride Fire” performed by Schumei Weng mezzo-soprano and the Miserere, La Traviata “Tell the young …”, a transcription for flute and piano by Emanuele Krakamp Traviata, which will be held by Pier Luigi Mencarelli and Su Yang Cin (piano), a song Aida Act III, the Quartet for Strings in E minor by Giuseppe Verdi, performed by Peter Horvath (violin), Victoria Ottavaini (violin), Claudia Wolwington (purple) and Robert Low (cello), a tribute to the actor librettist Arrigo Boito Antonio Rugani , who will recite two steps Otello and Falstaff, and finally listen to some music whenever commented dall’Otello and Falstaff.

Address:  Via Camillo Cavour, 3, 50129 Firenze, Itália


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