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Bistecca alla Fiorentina – Tuscany’s Great Steak Dinner

A culinary highlight of our Tuscany cycling and walking tours is not necessarily what one would expect in Italy – an amazing steak dinner – Bistecca alla Fiorentina. A classic dish of this region, this thick cut large steak is … Continue reading

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Ossobuco alla Milanese

As guests on our Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine Italy tours discover, Italian cuisine is very diverse in nature, exhibiting unique regional identity. But some dishes have escaped their regional borders and have been adopted throughout Italy, and even world wide. … Continue reading

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Costolettine di Manzo Brasate ai Frutti di Bosco – Braised Short Ribs with Berries

Last weekend, I attended a reunion of “Bike Trippers”, hosted by friends and guests on past bike tours. It was wonderful to see everyone, reminisce about our adventures in Italy, all while enjoying great wine and a fantastic meal. It … 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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Bistecche all’Aceto Balsamico

Balsamic vinegar is one of the most well-known Italian contributions to the culinary world, now a basic condiment found in many kitchens here in the US. It is common all over Italy, we find it at every table in the … Continue reading

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