Michela Becchi

Sugar in the child’s diet according to the nutritionist

Sucrose is among the most demonized foods. A research team suggests avoiding sugar in children’s eating, and limiting it in adults. As usual, there are different considerations to me made before coming to a conclusion. To understand how to navigate...

In & Out. Desing for the house, the kitchen, the food and wine

Inside or out? In warmer weather, those differences fade. We want to be outdoors more, and when we’re inside, we like to feel as if we’re not. In&Out is the theme of this section dedicated to design for the home,...

Rest in peace Raul Castellani: a life spent in defense of quality wine and extra virgin olive oil

The world has lost one of the world’s most solid experts in sensorial analysis and organizer of olive oil and wine competitions.

Prosecco With Soul: 10 labels to look for

Prosecco is one of the most popular spumante in the word. There are many great labels to try, and here our experts have made a list of the best 10 bottles.

Biro e Caffè: paintings made with coffee on exhibit in Florence

A unique exhibition where the pieces on display are painted with coffee. On opening night September 9th there was also a filter coffee tasting, aperitivo and the artist’s live demonstration.

France’s fight against obesity and new taxes on junk food

A little under half of the French population suffer from health issues connected to obesity, which absorbs 56% of national healthcare. French Ministry for the Economy, Industry and Employment has decided to fight the problem with an increase in taxes...

Minor lakes of Italy, a miniguide on where to eat in the Mantua lake district

Mantua is a city floating between land and sky, and one for which many have waxed poetic. Thanks to its lakes, the city of Mantua shines with its willow and reed lined shores. In our comprehensive guide to the minor...

La Via del Gelato in Pontassieve: artisan coffee and gelato in Tuscany

It’s a gelateria and a coffee bar, and a young management whose focus is quality of both coffee and gelato. Thanks to its various extraction methods, unusual gelato flavors and prime quality ingredients, La Via del Gelato is winning the...

Sambuca Molinari: an Italian classic since 1945

Everyone in Italy has tried it at least once. Sambuca Molinari is an iconic Italian classic, born after the Second World War. Made with star anise, Sambuca is the perfect liqueur for those who like spicy drinks.

Great Vertical Tastings. Tenuta di Lilliano: paradise in Chianti

Sangiovese finds an elegant identity in continuity and tradition. The Ruspoli family, in Liliano since the early 20thcentury, look after their corner of paradise between Siena and Florence with passion and pride.
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