Category Archives: Salad

Insalata di Barbabietola con Mele e Formaggio di Capra – Beet, Apple and Goat Cheese Salad

One of my Christmas gifts this year was Lidia Bastianich’s new cookbook, “Lidia’s Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine”.  This is a great addition to my library of Italian cookbooks, with a comprehensive overview of ingredients and techniques. Of course, … Continue reading

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Insalata di Cavolo Nero, Mele, Noce e Speck

In the mood for a hearty winter salad, the flavor combinations here came to me one night as I drifted off to sleep after spending a day researching the foods of Trentino-Alto Adige for our upcoming custom cycling tours through … Continue reading

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Panzanella – Tuscan Bread Salad

One of my favorite summer salads, especially when fresh tomatoes are overflowing our farmer’s markets, is Panzanella. Panzanella hails from central Italy, Lazio, Umbria, but most commonly Tuscany. It is a poor man’s lunch, a salad that starts with a … Continue reading

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Grilled Pecorino with Fava Bean Salad

Fava beans, or broad beans (fava is Italian for ‘broad bean’) have been cultivated in the Old World for thousands of years. Along with lentils, peas and chickpeas, these easy to grow beans have been part of the Mediterranean diet … Continue reading

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Roasted Squash and Apple Salad

The holidays are over, and the internet and media are now focused on New Year’s resolutions, particularly those that involve healthy lifestyle and weight loss. Like everyone, I overindulge a bit during the holiday festivities. My body is telling me … Continue reading

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