Category Archives: Friuli-Venezia Giulia

A Perfect Pairing for Thanksgiving – Pumpkin Soup and Branko Wines

On a past visit to Italy, I spent some time visiting Cormons, Italy, in the region of Fruili Venezia Giulia. Located in the north easternmost corner of Italy, right next to Slovenia, this relatively unknown region produces some of the … Continue reading

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Barbabietole al Forno – Roasted Beets, 3 Ways

Finding Chioggia beets at my grocers always brings me immediately back to Italy. This heirloom beet comes from the Italian coastal town of Chioggia, right across the lagoon from Venice. In fact, it is often referred to as “Little Venice”, … Continue reading

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Pane di Zucca

For a couple of weeks now I have been staring at my last winter pumpkin, waiting for some inspiration to determine it’s fate. After my travels last year to Ferrara, the “City of Squash Eaters”, I covered a sformato recipe … Continue reading

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Casunziei Ampezzani – Beet Ravioli with Poppy Seed Browned Butter

During our visits to the Dolomites, we enjoy some wonderful and distinctive local dishes, along with great skiing and cycling. One of the most unique, and striking, is casunziei ampezzani, a specialty of the ski town Cortina D’Ampezzo (Curtain of … Continue reading

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Patate in Tecia – “Crusty” Mashed Potatoes

Less than a week to go before Thanksgiving, and here in the US we are researching recipes to find the perfect dishes for our upcoming celebration. In my family, mashed potatoes is THE favorite way of serving potatoes, and we … Continue reading

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