Category Archives: Travel

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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Lebkuchen – Gingerbread Cookies from Sudtirol

Lebkuchen is a traditional German baked Christmas treat, similar to gingerbread. It is a classic Chrismas treat in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of Italy, reflecting the area’s history as part the Austrian-Hungarian Empire until after World War I. The ancestor … Continue reading

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Eggs in Italy – Why Is the Yolk Orange?

Even the most ordinary of foods can seem special and of higher quality when we experience them in Italy. A question asked over breakfast, as one of our guests cracks open a lovely soft boiled egg and is presented with … Continue reading

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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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Wines for Thanksgiving – Pairing Italian Wines with your Turkey Feast

This uniquely American holiday embraces the same traditions as Italians keep during their numerous festivals and feast days – gathering family and friends to observe the day with a celebratory meal of dishes that reflect the history of their families … Continue reading

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