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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: ( Serves 2 persons )

1 red onion, 100g of rustic bread, 3 garlic cloves, 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon of honey vinegar, 1 tablespoon of water, salt, pepper, oregano, 400g of cherry tomatoes, a handful of basil, 100g of mini mozzarellas

Panzanella Croccante / Crunchy Panzanella

To begin with, take the red onion and slice finely and uniformly, now place the onions in a bowl of cold water for 5 minutes, however change the water and rinse the onions a few times in-between. Next take the bread and cut it into thick slices, rub with garlic and then reduce the size of the bread slices into cubes (similar to a crouton size). In a separate bowl prepare the bread dressing: place the oil, vinegar, water, pinch of salt, pinch of pepper and a pinch of oregano. Prior to soaking the bread, keep to one-side 2 tablespoons of the dressing. Once the bread has soaked uniformly place on a piece of baking paper and toast the bread in the oven, set on grill, until they become golden. Now wash the tomatoes and cut in half, add salt and mix well. Next, take the basil and cut finely, this will be used to garnish. In the bowl place the tomatoes, strained onions, mini mozzarellas, sliced basil, the remaining two garlic cloves, a pinch of salt and the 2 tablespoons of dressing (used for the bread which was placed aside). Place lastly the bread and mix well. Prior to serving drizzle one last dash of olive oil over the salad. 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