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Michael Salmon’s Foodie Adventure in Tuscany-Making Pici Pasta

Posted by Zeph Belanger, Hartstone Inn Sous Chef Throughout Tuscany, one of the most popular dishes is pici pasta, a thick hand-rolled spaghetti. One night, the villa’s Chef Marcella joined Chef Michael and the guests in the kitchen to teach her family recipe for pici with wild boar ragu. Durum flour is mixed with egg, olive oil and […]

Michael Salmon’s Food Adventure in Tuscany-Il Casale Farm

Posted by Meghan Small, Hartstone Inn General Manager We took many day trips during our Michael Salmon’s Foodie Adventure in Tuscany.  Il Casale, a small farm near Pienza was one of the first.  Our hosts, Sandra and Ulysses Brandli’s farm produces ricotta, honey, pecorino, goat cheese, homemade bread, wine and olive oil.  Il Casale practices only organic and free range […]

Michael Salmon’s Foodie Adventure to Tuscany-Orvieto and Arriving at the Villa

Posted by Meghan Small, Hartstone Inn General Manager Day one of Michael Salmon’s Foodie Adventure in Tuscany!  Upon arriving by plane in Rome, the entire group met up with our driver and our tour bus departed for the town of Orvieto.  This was to be a few hour side stop on the way to our Villa. […]

Michael Salmon’s Foodie Adventures – Tuscany

As many of you know, last fall we began “Michael Salmon’s Foodie Adventures“. These “adventures” or culinary trips abroad are a way for us to marry our love of terrific food, culinary adventures and great company. We have so much fun traveling and enjoying life that we decided to create several foodie adventures each year outside […]


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