Rita Banci

My name is Rita. I’m a 31-year-old full-time mom, part-time blogger based in Tuscany, Italy, with a strong passion for cooking and gardening, together with all things art-related (apart being a mother, wife, housewife and blogger, incidentally, I’m a textile conservator…). I live with my husband Mario, the official photographer of the blog, and our 5-month-old son Lapo in a small flat with a pretty large garden in the mill town of Prato. Although I’m a true city-dweller, I run my house as if I lived in the country, growing my own fruits and vegetables the best I can – job and family permitting – and turning them into homely, easy recipes (though yes, I do hang around markets and supermarkets, because it’s really impossible to grow everything your own – what about rearing hens and cows? Mmm…).
I believe in simple cooking, the kind everyone can try and appreciate without being chefs, only gourmands. Because anybody can successfully cook: you just need a little passion and a lot of patience!

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August 3, 2011
Literally ‘bread with grapes’, pan con l’uva is one of the traditional cakes of early autumn in my home town Prato and in the Florentine area. Also known under the name ‘...
August 2, 2011
Literally ‘bread with grapes’, pan con l’uva is one of the traditional cakes of early autumn in my home town Prato and in the Florentine area. Also known under the name ‘...
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