28 Apr '15, 8am

Becoming an Italian food and wine expert in one luxurious week

Becoming an Italian food and wine expert in one luxurious week

I’ve arrived late in the day in the middle of a week-long holiday so it is straight to the kitchen for me. The kitchen… the kitchen is large and long and anchored by a massive wooden table running down the middle. A massive iron pot rack hangs overhead holding every imaginable cooking implement. The floor is stone, and three banks of swinging doors open out to a vine-shaded patio that spills onto a clipped lawn, an orderly herb garden and then the views… Tuscany views. At one end of the table is Franco Palandro wearing chef’s whites and his trademark bandanna. He is all smiles and big Italian arm waving welcoming me to the Torre. Between him and me are the other guests, A few Canadians, a few Brits – also all smiles – in their aprons, ready to cook. They are at the middle-point of their week-long culinary holiday. They are tan, relaxed and confident. They have spent the la...

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