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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 :

1kg of mussels, 4 x 300g mullets, 300g monkfish, 500g of gurnard, 300g shrimp tail, 300g cuttlefish, 400g of tomato sauce, garlic, 1 chili , parsley, bread (if you want home-made is even better), extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper

Zuppa di Pesce / Fish Soup

To begin with clean the fish and crustaceans. Take the 300g of monkfish and cut into pieces, then take 400g of cuttlefish and cut them into thin slices, and finally de-shell the shrimps and clean the 4 mullets (clean the insides but keep intact). Next take the mussels and clean them, taking care to remove the byssus threads. One clean place the mussels in a pan along with a tablespoon of olive oil, a garlic clove and half a glass of white wine. Take a larger pan and place two tablespoons of olive oil, one garlic clove, sliced chili, a handful of chopped parsley and the tomato sauce. Add salt and cook for 5 minutes, next add the cuttlefish and gurnard and cook on low flame with the cover for about 15 minutes. Now take the gurnard out, clean and save the fillets aside. Add to the tomato sauce the monkfish, and after 5 minutes the mullets, shrimps and mussels along with their cooking liquid from the previous pan, after another 5 minutes add the remaining gurnard fillets. Serve the soup with a touch of pepper and a slice of bread. 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