This section includes some useful online resources for cooking great Italian food and on cooking in general.
La Cucina Italiana: one of the most well known recipe magazines in Italy. This sends you to the US version, with searchable database.
Cooking Light: Lots of yummy Italian recipes which are low in fat as well!
Barilla: Some great pasta recipes direct from those who make one of the best pastas in Italy.
De Cecco: Some more great pasta recipes from another big Italian pasta producer. Click on the pasta and drag down to see the recipe index.
All Recipes: A great website for recipes in general.
Food & Wine Pairing: This website has lots of recipes with a list of suggested wines that go well with that dish. Since the site is an Allied Domecq Wines USA site, the suggested wines unfortunately include only wines from their wineries but...
Recipezaar: This website is a database of recipes submitted by people all over the world. There are over 2000 italian recipes which you can narrow down by course, ingredient, preparation or occasion.
Italian Cooking and Living: Interesting articles on Italy and recipes.
I Love Pasta: Site dedicated to pasta recipes only.
Italian Wine & Gourmet: Offers Italian cooking courses and culinary tours for professionals, gourmets and young women.
Olive Oil Source: Incredible site with lots of information on olives, how to make olive oil, facts and history -- definite must-read for anyone interested in knowing more on is known as "liquid gold".
On visiting Tuscany....
Discover Tuscany: Useful resource for accommodation in and around Florence and Chianti area.
Tuscany Farmhouse Rental: Romitorio di Serelle is a farmhouse divided into several apartments perfect for a holiday in the Chianti countryside close to Florence and Siena. The self-service apartment rentals are offered by the week and are a perfect base from which to visit the main towns in Tuscany.
Apartment Rentals in Tuscany: Borgo Isora offers farmhouse apartments in central Tuscany near Florence as holiday rentals. Apartment guests share a swimming pool and are just 40 minutes from Florence.
Apartment Rentals in Chianti - Merry-Go-Round offers apartments for holiday rentals in the historical centers of Chianti and Valdarno area towns south of Florence in Chianti wine region.
Chianti Vacation Accommodation - Two beautiful homes transformed into apartments available as vacation rentals near Florence, in the heart of Chianti
Florence Apartment Rentals - Pitcher & Flaccomio is an agency specialized in offering holiday rentals in Florence and surrounding countryside. The agency also manages and sales properties in Florence and Tuscany.
Accommodation in San Gimignano Farmhouse: Casolare di Libbiano is a farmhouse offering bed and breakfast accommodation near San Gimignano. Comfortable rooms in the Tuscan countryside provide the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday in Tuscany.