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Tag Archives: Villa Gamberaia

The Chef’s Canvas: The Italian Garden



Today’s recipe from “The Chef’s Canvas” is a gnocchi dish that was inspired by the Italian Garden!

Handmade Gnocchi with Sweet Pea Puree, Oyster Mushrooms, and Crispy Guanciale
Serves 4

2 large Idaho potatoes (about 1 pound), peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more as needed for proper consistency …

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Art in the Gardens: The Italian Fountain



It is thought that the Cummers’ trip to Italy in 1930 inspired Mrs. Cummer to create the Italian garden that is now such an integral part of the Cummer Museum and Gardens. While in Italy…

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Italian Garden



The Italian Garden was designed in 1931, after Ninah Cummer had seen the gardens of the Villa Gamberaia. Ellen Biddle Shipman designed the garden to look very similar to…

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Looking back to look forward: Part 6



While Arthur and his brother Waldo led the Cummer Lumber Company, their wives masterminded the gardens surrounding their homes. Those gardens are now one of the glories of the Museum.

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