“ I SAPORI del SAPERE in VAL D’ ELSA” (Tastes of Knowledge in Val d’ Elsa)
Val d’ Elsa is the epicenter of authentic Tuscan Cuisine. As an example, its rich, agricultural environment was the original birthplace of the internationally-famed “onion soup,” brought to the French court in Paris and made famous by Caterina dei Medici (of Florence). In Val d’ Elsa’s picturesque setting, the farmer’s motto is: “Dalla campagna alla tavola…dalla vigna al bicchiere” (“From the farm to the table…from the vineyard to the glass.” These uncontaminated lands, gentle, green hills and lush valleys, were the original source of the reknown “Mediterranean Diet,” whose creator is said to be literary giant Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) of Certaldo, a medieval village located in the heart of Val d’ Elsa.
“I Sapori del Sapere” (The Tastes of Knowledge) explores the origins of exceptional agricultural products of Tuscany, to discover tastes and scents that are of great importance to the local cuisine. Savor these aromas as you walk in the “Aziende Agricole” (working farms) to pick the fresh produce that will be transformed into delicious condiments for first courses and antipasti.
In this artistic and poetic setting, TUSCAN TREASURES TOURS cooperates directly with our consortium of “azienda agricola,” winery estates and local chefs who grow, prepare and serve exquisite food, enhanced by sublime wines and extra virgin olive oil. TTT’s clients can purchase these products by ordering on our website at a discounted price, with all shipping and handling.