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Focaccia bread

Have you been to Liguria and have you fallen in love with Focaccia?

I know..it happens so often! If you would like to try to do it at home and if you would like to amaze family and friends here you will find my special recipe.

Focaccia Ligure
Recipe:

500 gr soft wheat flour / half cube of brewer’s yeast/ 250 ml water / olio extra vergine d’oliva / 15 gr table salt

Knead the flour with the brewer’s yeast, previously dissolved in the lukewarm water and the table salt. Put the mixture, which will be slightly sticky, in a baking tray greased with 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and let it rise in a warm place for about 40 min. Spread the dough with your hands slightly oiled, without removing it from the baking tray. Whisk 1/2 teacup of extra virgin olive oil with the same quantity of water and spread 2/3 of this mixture onto the focaccia surface. Let rise 1 more hour. Take the oven temperature to 250°C and with your fingertips make the typical focaccia holes on the dough, then wet it with the remaining oil and water emulsion, sprinkle with salt and put immediately in the oven. Cook for about 15-20 min. until the focaccia is golden brown.

Buon appetito!

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Sip this….

Sciacchetra’ is a raisin wine from the Cinque Terre. One of the most known and precious of our territory. It’s a blend of three different grapes: Bosco, Albarola and Vermentino. Soon after the harvest the grapes are left to dry on well-ventilated racks until the concentration of natural sugars reaches a potential alcohol level of at least 17%. Doing this process the resulting wine will have intense and sweet flavors. Cinque Terre Sciacchetra wines are intensely colored, golden-yellow in their youth and turning to amber over the years. They offer aromas of honey and white blossoms, with hints of citrus.
Discover more about this wine and its history! Book a wine tasting tour and a walking tour through the vineyards of the Cinque Terre.

The importance of hiring Local Guides when travelling

I travel for leisure and travel it’s my job so I have to say I like and I love experience every place on my own. Sometimes it’s easy but sometimes I like to get off the beaten path and have more local  and intimate experiences of the countries I’m visiting. It’s possible to combine both if you have with you a local guide.

Well, being a guide myself I’m quite involved in this, but every time I’m in a new city or country I always prefer to be with a local guide, who normally has decades or sometimes a lifetime experience, knows much more than a thick book and you can ask him/her questions, curiosities, information not only about the place you’re visiting but also about local life and habits.

Most of the time you have the possibility to discover hidden spots unknown to other travelers,  you learn new things about culture and history from another perspective, directly by someone who experienced it, you can visit places and areas others cannot do on their own, you can ask questions and most important ask for tailor-made tours or excursions.

Hilaire Belloc said that “we wander for distraction but we travel for fulfillment” and I think the best way to do it is having a Local Native Guide by your side.

 

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