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Two-room apartment of 67 sqm. Located on the second floor, with a large kitchen-living room, a very bright double bedroom and a bathroom with bathtub. We dedicated it to our cook Maria, who worked for a long time at the Guicciardini Farm, cooking amazing Tuscan food for the whole family. The apartment windows overlook the ancient alley Via Cellolese. Recommended for families with small children, as the flat extends on a single floor. Entrance from Viale Garibaldi. The Tuscan Farm: the kitchen and traditional cooking The farmer’s (fattore) wife was called “fattoressa”. Her duties were those of a housewife, caring for housekeeping in the farm and in the proprietor’s manor house. Farmers’ daughters helped in the kitchen and at the table, when the count or baron spent a couple of weeks a year, or more, in his country properties, hunting or during the harvest period. Other farmers’ wives were also employed for hard jobs, such as laundering; occasionally farm labourers were also involved in such activities: the “spring cleaning” for example, or the housekeeping of the numerous premises of the manor house and of the farm. The fattoresse were always excellent cooks: they prepared meals for their family, the apprentices, the owners, etc. Among the traditional recipes it is worth to mention game dishes, such as wildboar, hare or pheasant, together with the Florentine tripe, the famous Tuscan “black paté” (liver), the various typical salami including the Sienese soppressata and the buristo, the beans cooked into the flask, the tomato soup called pappa al pomodoro, the ribollita and the zuppa di pane (bread soup).