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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 4 persons )

150g of Celeriac, 150g cooked chestnuts, one carrot, one potato, 600ml vegetable broth, 200ml milk, one shallot, olive oil, rosemary, laurel, salt and pepper

Chestnut and Celeriac Soup

Method: Finely cut the carrot and shallot and place in a pan with a tablespoon of olive oil. Next cut the celeriac and potato into cubes and add into the pan with carrots and shallots. Allow the ingredients to brown for a few minutes and then cover with the vegetable broth and milk. Allow the mixture to cook for 15 minutes and when the celeriac and potatoes are ready take off the heat, then and add the cooked chestnuts. Slowly start to grind the ingredients using a fork, if the mixture turn to liquid allow to cook a bit more on the flame until the preferred consistency is met. Serve with rosemary and a touch of laurel. 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