Chef Rita was born and raised in Scotland but her grandparents and parents originated from the Tuscan town of Barga. Rita has studied the ancient secrets and techniques of traditional Tuscan cooking all her life and keeps alive certain recipes that have lost popularity in the fast food era.
In 1986, Rita returned to Barga to set up her restaurant and B&B. In recent years, Rita’s restaurant has changed direction and now gives cooking lessons and holidays to the locals and visitors to the area. Rita’s aim is to teach her guests the foundations of good Italian cooking, as well as sharing the secrets of true Tuscan cuisine.
Cook together, share stories, swap ideas – all over a glass (or two!) of delicious local wine.