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We live in the hilly outskirts of Florence in a quite special spot, amongst olive groves, vineyards, pine and oak woods. Coming from big cities and having lived abroad for many years, the wealth and variety of Italy's fruits and vegetables inspires us every day and the pace of the Tuscan countryside allows us enjoy it. We believe in the importance of respecting nature and that's why our cooking follows the year's seasons, avoiding chemically treated products. Although we pursued very different paths in life (Momi, a Milanese, is an architect and Jo, a Spaniard, works producing cultural events), we have always loved cooking for family and friends and that's how we first met... cooking for our children's after-school playgroup! Many dinners, lunches and picnics went by before we thought to join efforts and organise some special occasions in which we could share our culinary abilities and classic Tuscan flavours with others. The area is Impruneta (a small Chianti village with a precious square and church), is12 km from Firenze by a nice uphill road that goes through olive groves, vineyards, old Renaissance villas. It looks at Firenze from the top - 20 mins driving, 30-40 mins by bus. This is the exact position of the house: georeference "43.682163, 11.229222" you can copy & paste on googlemap or other maps or key it in a navigator. Often Jo's partner sits with us for lunch or dinner and if you bring children also our three children would be happy to join us! Feel free to request your own time and date for lunch or dinner.
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Was erwartet Sie bei Momi & Jo?
A beautiful evening in Impruneta. We really enjoyed our time with Momi & Jo. They are wonderful hosts and create a relaxing and enjoyable experience with excellent food, wine and conversation. Another fun part was meeting other travelers and sharing their stories. It all went by too quickly!
Our day spent with Gennaro and Jo was the highlight of our entire Italian vacation. To begin, Jo was super responsive and very detailed in all our inquiries. We really wanted to make sure this was going to be a worthwhile cooking adventure, as all 4 of us are decent cooks. We are more than pleased hat we chose Jo and the Eatwith website. Our day began with Gennaro picking us up and bringing us to a small organic vineyard where the owners escorted us into the vineyard and explained in detail their entire winemaking process, then invited us into their farm kitchen for some cheese and some of their delicious organic wine. The drive through the hills of Tuscany was spectacular heading back to Jo's kitchen. Upon arrival, she greeted us warmly, and we started in right away preparing - as it turned out, a few more folks had signed up to eat only, so the 5 of us would be serving 15 in all - an all organic, vegetarian meal. We started by making Schiacciatine, a sort of cracker with rosemary and served with an eggplant cream, and two types of cheese. We then made handmade pasta served two ways, a delicious Eggplant Parmigiana, and roasted tomatoes, followed by a desert of fresh pear tart. Though it was a lot of work, we all pitched in and had a great meal with new friends. The rustic charm was a perfect setting for Jo's gracious hosting and Gennaro's music selections were wonderful as well. L'intera giornata è stata molto bella in molti modi. Grazie mille Jo & Genarro! We hope to keep in touch and are serious when we say we would love for you to stay with us when you visit the states next! Jim, Julia, Tom & Kerry