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Tuscan Italian Cuisine — Beans, Biscotti, Bread, and Olive Oil (Part Three)

Our culinary tour of Italy continues as we finish up central Italy by focusing on its most famous region: Tuscany / Toscana. Famous for its olive oil, wine, beans, bread, and treats like biscotti, this region’s cuisine is all about highlighting simple, fresh, regional ingredients. AFFILIA…

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