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Life in Le Marche, Italy - Two American expats share adventures of running La Tavola Marche an organic farm, inn & cooking school . With recipes, daily life, travels & more!

#137 - This Ain’t No Bathtub Gin

February 7, 2020
Preperations for carnevale are in full swing & the parade of endless sweets: castagnole, struffoli, cookies and so much more!  We finally answer your burning question, Where’s the Tractor? Which leads us into a discussion on the garden and learning how to start thousands of seeds for our tomatoes, onions,… everything! On a recent wine tasting (for research purposes only), I happily discover a nearby winery, is one of the last in Italy making vin santo in the antique way - hanging the grapes in the kitchen rafters & letting the fireplace slowly smoke & cure the grapes before they make the wine.
 
Another chapter from the Book: This Ain't No Bathtub Gin