The castagnaccio is a typical cake from Tuscany, but more in general from Italy where chestnuts are part of the local food cultural. Marradi is the town of the Marron Buono di Marradi, a fine and big chestnut’s species. In the past, the castagnaccio cake was a typical Carnival cake, together with frittelle di riso,
eat in Marradi
In the past century Palazzo Torriani hosted the legendary Chef Martino, whose cookbook and delicious recipes are now preserved by Anna Maria and her daughter Mariaemilia. Legend has it that he never cooked the same dish in a year time! Some of Martino’s recipes are now passed down during the cooking classes at Palazzo Torriani.
While September is the month of grape harvest in the Chianti region, October is the month of chestnuts harvest in Marradi and surroundings. Here there is the production of the “Marron buono di Marradi”, renowned all around the world for its quality.
Have a look at the events we organized for this cold November. Chocolate at Palazzo Saturday November 18th the Tuscan master chocolatier Simone de Castro is at Palazzo Torriani to celebrate his birthday and prepares some special confectionery from chocolate. After a quick introduction to cacao’s history, Simone introduces us to the marvelous world of