A Family Farm in Tuscany
Recipes and Stories from Fattoria Poggio Alloro
Arriving at the farm near San Gimignano as sharecroppers, the Fioroni family later purchased the farm and made Fattoria Poggio Alloro a model organic, self-sustainable farm. We can visit the farm through the hundreds of photographs featured in this book. Sarah Fioroni shares stories of the farm and family, how life changes month-to-month, as well as traditional Tuscan recipes prepared daily in their kitchen.
Descendants of the three Fioroni brothers continue to work together to grow their own olives for their olive oil, their own grapes for their award-winning wines, their own grain to feed the traditional Tuscan Chianina cattle, wheat for their bread and pasta, ancient grains such as faro and spelt, and a bounty of vegetables from their large vegetable gardens.
Featured in numerous publications in Europe, and Organic Gardening magazine in the U.S., the farm is a model farm, visited by government officials from all over the world. The farm is also an agriturismo, enabling visitors to stay overnight, enjoy the farming firsthand, and revel in the tastes of the freshly grown food, as well as the homemade prosciuttos and salamis.
Open the pages of this book and visit Poggio Alloro vicariously, then prepare the recipes and experience the taste of Tuscany in your own home.
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