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Castagne

Castagne

In the past, the chestnut (Castanea sativa) has been the main product for feeding the mountain populations in Tuscany, specially in Casentino and Garfagnana. That's why this is still one of the most important typical products of Tuscany. Not only the chestnut itslef for all derivative ....

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Truffle

Truffle

The first description of a truffle (tuberum) we have, was made by Pliny the Elder during the first century A.D.. Jumping ahead to the Modern Age, into the 1475 Platina Treaty titled "De Honesta Voluptate" we find a first reference to the truffle hunting; instead, during the XVI century, as ....

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Extra virgin olive oil

Extra virgin olive oil

Extra virgin olive oil is the name usually given to the first oil extracted from fresh olives by a mechanical process. In Italy there is also a law that says that to be considered “extra virgin” olive oil the product can’t have more then 1% acidity. So, anyway, it must be ....

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