keane

30 students from the USA studying food as culture in Barga

30 students from the USA studying food as culture in Barga

local food is once more of interest to visitors from abroad

The Arcadia University  in Philadelphia USA first made contact with Barga in 2014 with 25 students arriving in the city (article here) They were back the following year in 2015, this time with 32 students (article here) Today, another thirty students were in Barga and once again, they were studying the concept of food as a cultural icon and […]

 keane

School trip to Fratelli Lucchesi

School trip to Fratelli Lucchesi

biscuit making with Paolo Lucchesi

Oggi lezione con 50 alunni delle terze elementari di Barga, su tre farine tradizionali della valle del Serchio. Farina di farro, di granturco e di castagne, presso la famosa pasticceria “Fratelli Lucchesi”. Bambini divisi in due gruppi, alternandoli si è parlato di storia e tradizione dei tre prodotti e dimostrazione sulla trasformazione in diretta delle […]

 keane

32 students from the USA studying food as culture in Barga

32 students from the USA studying food as culture in Barga

local food is once more of interest to visitors from abroad

Thirty two students from the Arcadia University in Philadelphia USA were in Barga this week studying the concept of food as a cultural icon and signifier. They were here with their course leaders, Dr. Geoff Haywood, Charmayne Thompson  and Andee Sorenson – a connoisseur of all things Tuscan, who’s well read website, Travelingnative.com carries on the front page the following text […]

 keane

Torrone and Panforte – Pasticceria Fratelli Lucchesi

Torrone and Panforte – Pasticceria Fratelli Lucchesi

This is the last this year of a series of articles with the title “Barga at night” – the hidden side of Barga that people generally don’t see. The idea is to follow and document people who are working while most of us are sound asleep in our beds. We finish the series on a […]