anna your chef in tuscany

The chef: Signora Anna Bini

Acclaimed Italian chef and restaurateur

Signora Anna Bini...

is an Italian acclaimed chef and restaurateur. From her youth days in the family business on the Tuscan coast, she has been honing her skills in the best of Tuscan cuisine for over sixty years. Today she manages three restaurants in Paris with the help of two of her sons, delighting professionals and amateurs alike with her first-class cooking classes in two different countries.

Ingredients for 8:

600 grams of bread crumbs, 1kg of tomatoes or 600g tomato sauce, 5 garlic cloves, extra virgin olive oil, meat stock, water, basil

Pappa al Pomodoro

Peel the tomatoes (boiling them before for about 1 minute will make this easier). Cut garlic cloves and place in pan along with extra virgin olive oil, allow to brown and then take tomatoes and place in pan (cutting into small pieces). Cook on medium flame along with two meat stock cubes and cook until the oil raises to the top- good if it sticks/caramelises. Add breadcrumbs into a pot along with 3 cups of water (till it covers the breadcrumbs) on high flame, add 2 cubes of meat stock cubes and start adding tomato mix until it reaches a similar consistency. To finish add handful of basil into the pan and cook. Buon Appetito!

Cooking classes...

Enjoy Anna┬┤s tuscan dishes and stories...

Tailored to suit professional chefs or simply amateurs, they are held in France and in Italy. Anna will welcome you in the kitchen of her beautiful villa near Florence or come to your own place. Engaging and fun, prepare to be amazed by Anna's wonderful Tuscan dishes and stories! More info:

Primo Piano

The newest venture is located in the heart of the prestigious Bon Marche' boutique hall in central Paris. Opening onto a stylish terrace full of greenery, this is the place where to enjoy an unforgettable gourmet experience at the restaurant or host a perfectly catered-for private event.

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Casa Bini

Anna's first restaurant opened in 1989 on a quiet side street just moments from Boulevard Saint-Germain. It is one of the oldest and still among the best Italians in Paris and has received a wealth of recognitions through its 23 years of activity.

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"The philosophy of Casa Bini is consistent with the best Italian cuisine, traditional but not nostalgic, refined without ostentation, easygoing but much more than your usual trattoria. Excellent."

Tuscan Cooking Event

Food blogger event...

Check our latest event with Signora Anna Bini

Food blogger event at the Open Kitchen in Hoxton. Acclaimed chef Anna Bini taught the food bloggers how to prepare the traditional Tuscan dish courgette flan with chicken liver pate which they then tried themselves with spectacular results! Read more