Category Archives: Pork

Filetto di Maiale con Spumone di Asiago Dolce

On a private walking tour in Italy this season, we enjoyed a lovely hike with spectacular view along the Altopiano dei Sette Comuni (Plateau of the Seven Communes.) This area, located in the north of the Province of Vicenza, is … Continue reading

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Cassoeula – Braised Pork and Cabbage from Lombardia

The region of Lombardia lies in northern Italy, sharing a border with Switzerland to the north, Piedmont to the west, the Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige to the east, and Emilia-Romagna to the south. We are designing a private cycling tour … Continue reading

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Salsiccia e Pancetta Fresca con Fagioli

During my recent trip to Umbria for our Bike the Wine Roads of Umbria tour, and a few days in Tuscany afterward, I saw this dish on many a menu. It features two of Umbria’s favorite products, beans and sausage. … Continue reading

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Ragu Bolognese – As Prepared for The Dalai Lama

No matter where we travel in Italy, we find various types of meat ragu on the menu. A ragu is a sauce of sauteed vegetables and chopped meat cooked in a liquid. The liquid can be lots of things, – … Continue reading

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Pasta con Pancetta di Maiale Fresca e Fiddleheads

This recipe developed fortuitously, evolving from a couple of my recent recipe posts, combined with the season and some recent reading. Here are the inspirations: – Like many cuisines with a long history, many traditional Italian dishes were born from … Continue reading

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