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Raspberry Rose Macarons from Chef Jose Martinez (Maison Blanche, Longboat Key- Sarasota, Florida)

Believe it or not, a sweet tooth is not something I can claim. I do enjoy an occasional dessert as a treat from time to time, preferably something small, delicate, and delicious, such as these from Golden Palate Chef Jose … Continue reading

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Platinum Palate™ Showcase: Toscana Saporita Cooking School: The Advanced Class Day 3: Stinco di Maiale (Pork Shanks), Ribollita (Tuscan Vegetable & Bread Soup), Sugo di Cinghiale (Wild Boar Sauce), and More!

There is simply so much to learn and 5 full days at Toscana Saporita for the Advanced Class are spent cooking, cooking, cooking, and did I mention eating and drinking?! One of the breakfast features today were waffles with Nutella … Continue reading

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Platinum Palate™ Showcase: Toscana Saporita Cooking School: The Advanced Class: The Rest of Day 2: Brodo, Risotto, Vegetarian Lasagna Bolognese, Gelato, Bread, Pastries, De-Boning, Stuffing a Chicken, and Tuscan Wine Tasting!

After a busy morning and a delizioso lunch, I took a nice hour-long walk around the property, followed by a nice hour long pisolino, or nap! After a shot of espresso, it was time to put my apron back on … Continue reading

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