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Tuscany Villas specialist, To-Tuscany is challenging foodie fans to a Tuscan cook-off at the start of July with its Foodie Blogger Competition!

If you consider yourself a bit of cooking connoisseur and have your own blog, you have the opportunity to enter and win a week in a beautiful Tuscan villa, plus £150 towards flights.

All you have to do is prepare a Tuscan-inspired dish, which includes three key ingredients: olive oil, tomatoes and parmesan cheese, and create a blog post about it. Entries will be posted on the To-Tuscany competition page and the public will then vote for their favourite entries. The most popular three entries will then go through to the final round.

Nico Atrigna, the chef of one of Tuscany's finest restaurants, Osteria Le Logge in Siena will be judging the entries in the final round, and highlights what he is looking for:

"Dishes should demonstrate real cooking expertise, Tuscan authenticity, creativity and innovation. Presentation is key too, entrants should consider not just the dish they create, but how they present their entry. There are some fantastic prizes to be won so I'd encourage anyone to try their hand at the cook off!"

For an added incentive, all competition participants will be automatically entered into a random prize draw to win a Tuscan cookery book and a bottle of authentic Tuscan olive oil from a local farm in Tuscany. There will be 10 of these prizes up for grabs, so everyone has the chance to win something!

Foodie fans who want to follow all the action on twitter can use the hash tag - #TTFBC.

The competition launches at midnight on Monday 11th July 2011 and will run for six weeks. All entries must be received by midnight on Monday 15th August 2011.

To see the full information on how to enter, visit the Foodie Blogger Competition page. Full terms and conditions can found on the To-Tuscany website.

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For more information please contact Eshé Brown on +44 (0)1273 760 959 or at

About To-Tuscany
To-Tuscany is a family-run business offering a wide range of holiday rental properties in Tuscany and Umbria, with private swimming pools and gardens. The company has been established for 10 years, offering self-catering accommodation in small cottages, villas and farmhouses, apartments and luxury estates. For more information visit

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