About San Gimignano. My journey into the Secrets of tuscan cuisine


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“About San Gimignano” cookbook is a whole collection of the “grandma’s dishes” of an Italian family and includes more than 80 recipes.

The story is narrated by Vittoria, a 16 years old girl, who found the old grandma’s cookbook in the ancient Medieval tower of San Gimignano, and decided to rediscover her family’s culinary tradition.
Vittoria is a young and curious girl that explores the original Italian recipes from her fresh point of view, paying attention to genuine ingredients, true flavors, peasant traditions… It will be a whole recipes collection for every taste, from Italian classics, like hand-made pasta and ragù, to typical Tuscan recipes, such as ribollita soup, Fiorentina steak and cantuccini biscuits.



About the Book

This book represents a complete guide into the secret of Italian cuisine. Chef Vittoria presents her best dishes, showing how the art of Italian food can be made easy – 80 simple, authentic recipes from tradition from breakfast to dinner, easy and tasty dishes for every occasion.
Favorite signature dishes include lasagna, handmade tagliatelle pasta, meatballs, t-bone steak, wild board and, for dessert, cantuccini almond biscotti and jam tart.

This book is meant for all levels of expertise, from beginners to professionals. Vittoria shares an accessible and comprehensive guide to techniques and ingredients and a collection of the most delicious recipes from the Italian repertoire. What better way to expand your Italian repertoire than using Vittoria’s creative techniques!

Extract from the Book

“Not long ago, on a boring gray and rainy day, I found myself locked up in my family’s tower (no one had kidnapped me) absorbed in my thoughts. I still remember today the millions of questions I was asking myself about the meaning of life, those questions that sooner or later everyone asks about himself.

Therefore, I was looking for a book that could give a solution to my problems among the creaking of the wood and the dust hidden in every corner. So I came across an antiquated but solemn little book that had been buried in that shelf for who knows how long.

It immediately caught my attention and I therefore decided to take a look at it. Leafing through the pages, I realized that it was a cooking manuscript, tens, perhaps hundreds of years old. It consisted of a collection of notes, notes and recipes from a girl perhaps as young as I was at the time. The diary opened with an inscription that particularly intrigued me: “property of Victoria Giachi, 1728”

“Anyway, my first thought was to deliver to the world cooking notes handed down to me in an old manuscript, but reworking them according to my lifestyle and my grandma teachings.”

What will you find in the book?

  • More than 80 recipes: from appetizers to first and second courses with desserts
  • Many essentials tips to cook like an Italian, inspired to the dishes of Mediterranean cuisine
  • Procedures for the bases of Italian cuisine: handmade pasta, bread, flat bread, puff pastry, ragù and many other preparations

Author: Vittoria Caterina Giachi

Vittoria is now 17 years old, but she’s passionate about cuisine since she was a child. During the last year she decided to write her own kitchen book: a cookbook dedicated to teenagers and young people, but also to adults and to those who wants to discover the authenticity of Tuscan cuisine.

This cookbook is be part of a bigger project of Tenuta Torciano entirely dedicated to the rediscover of the real Tuscan cuisine.

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