Author Archives: thecookandtheguitarist

About thecookandtheguitarist

We're Gaia and Andrea and this is the place where we have fun pairing food with music. Gaia - The Cook - is a trained pastry chef and owns a candy shop in the centre of Florence, Italy. Andrea - The Guitarist - is a professional musician, teaches guitar and is a Beatles fanatic.

Cherries in Chianti Classico and my first taste of love

Cherries in Chianti Classico – Ciliegie al Chianti Classico Music: Strawberry Wine, Deana Carter. As a teenage girl, I also used to spend summers in the countryside with my grandparents. We didn’t drink strawberry wine – nobody does here in … Continue reading

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Aniseed Brioche for tortured, tangled hearts

Aniseed Brioche – Brioche all’Anice Music: Tortured, Tangled Hearts – The Dixie Chicks. I made this brioche (using Pierre Hermè’s recipe – you can find it in this wonderful blog) for a friend of mine who had love troubles. She’s … Continue reading

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Lemon, Polenta Cake and fields of gold

Lemon, Polenta Cake – Polentina al Limone Music: Fields Of Gold, Sting. A butter yellow cake to be packed in your picnic basket as the days get sunny and warm. A slice of it, and we’ll forget the sun in … Continue reading

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Liebster Blog!!!

Incursione italiana in onore della Bene, che voglio ringraziare per questo graditissimo premio! Passate a trovarla nel suo dolcissimo blog e non dimenticate di provare il suo leggendario cheesecake. IMBATTIBILE!!! I miei cuoricini vanno ad alcuni blog che sono ormai … Continue reading

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Breakfast Tarts and I love Mondays

Breakfast Tarts – Crostatine da Colazione Music: I Don’t Like Mondays, The Boomtown Rats. If there is something positive about Mondays is that I can get my hands on cakes, biscuits … I made during the weekend. These little tarts … Continue reading

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Blueberry Clafoutis Muffins and I can’t get enough

Blueberry Clafoutis Muffins – Muffins tipo Clafoutis ai Mirtilli Music: Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You, Brooks & Dunn. These soft-centred, juicy cakes taste like a clafoutis and look like a muffin. Fruity and silky, they are the perfect match for Brooks … Continue reading

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Kale Bread and I’ll never forget

Kale Bread – Pane al Cavolo Nero Music: You Said Something, PJ Harvey. Bread, the simplest of foods, made special by an unusual ingredient you weren’t expecting. Just like words said on an ordinary day that come out like a … Continue reading

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