Alexandra O’Neill Takes Tuscany
So happy and proud to have been part of a friendly group who made me enjoy and had a good time in a fantastic Villa !
This is the article she wrote about me that I propose you with the link at her beautiful blog!
Thank you so much Alexandra! I hope to have the opportunity to meet you again!
When in Rome, do as the Romans. When in Tuscany, cook! For Alexandra, this meant a private cooking lesson to learn how to make homemade pasta. Organized by the villa’s owner, this endearing traveling cooking class came right into their kitchen, bringing aprons and a fully planned menu. Guided by the charismatic chef Marta, this lesson gave a snapshot into the family secrets of regional cooking. Alexandra’s favorite part was learning how to make Tiramisu. “I didn’t know it could be that easy!”
Though many lovely meals were had in the region’s fantastic restaurants, Alexandra’s favorites were the ones shared with friends old and new at Torre al Poggio and Villa di Geggiano. “There is such a culture and sense of community surrounding food and cooking in Italy that you don’t always find other places,” she reminisces. And it’s apparent, from a trip to the local grocery store or a dinner party with a neighbor, that each act of preparing, serving, and feasting is done with thought and care. “It’s not just about eating food, it is everything that goes with it. It’s about the ingredients and process and the company you share it with.”