Category Archives: antipasti

Capesante alla Piastra – Broiled Scallops in the Shell

On our private walking tours in Italy, we often begin our week in the Serenissima, the city of Venice. My colleague Vernon covers the unique and fascinating history of the world’s longest lived republic, which existed for a millennium between … Continue reading

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More Secrets to a Great Bruschetta

A few years ago I wrote an article here on “Secrets Behind a Great Bruschetta”. We made bruschetta this week on our cooking class during our Bike the Amarone Wine Roads cycling tour, and after cooking again with my friend … Continue reading

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Radicchio Tardivo con Aceto Balsamico – Balsamic Marinated Radicchio

As I return to Italy for our first private walking tour, I arrive to enjoy the last of the winter Tardivo radicchio. The Tardivo is a uniquely shaped plant with elongated leaves and pronounced white ribs tinged with red, giving … Continue reading

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Focaccia con Rosemarino – Focaccia with Rosemary

Who doesn’t love focaccia? A leavened flat bread with seemingly unlimited variations, everyone can find a favorite. This season as we visited Vicenza on a cycling tour and later on a walking tour we made focaccia with a true Italian … Continue reading

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Sarde in Saor – Classic Venetian Cuisine

This July, we began a private walking tour in the magical city of Venice. Famous for its canals, the Republic of Venice has a fascinating history as a major maritime and economic power for hundreds of years. Exploring the history, … Continue reading

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