Category Archives: Vegetables

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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Sformato di Fiolaro e Scampi – Fiolaro Broccoli Flan with Shrimp

There are countless local varieties of plants that are incorporated into the traditional cuisine and wines of Italy. Due to Italy’s unique geography, these particular species have been isolated to a small area, and may only be found and used … Continue reading

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Risotto con Zucca e Salsiccia – Risotto with Pumpkin and Sausage

Exploring the countryside of Northern Italy during our walking and cycling tours we find ourselves on one of the only flat plains in this otherwise mountainous country. Here in the marshy areas of the Po River Valley, rice found a … Continue reading

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Branzino al Forno con Patate, Pomodoro e Olive – Roasted Branzino with Potato, Tomato and Olives

Our culinary experiences on our Italy walking tours are designed to explore the traditional dishes of the regions we visit. During our class this past July with Alessandra and Elena of Peccati di Gola we made several classic seafood recipes … Continue reading

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Zucchini Arrosto in Padella – Pan Roasted Zucchini

We ran our Bike the Wine Roads of Trentino-Alto Adige tour for three private groups this past July. Besides cycling through some of the loveliest vineyards in Italy, and daily tastings of this regions amazing wines, a highlight of the … Continue reading

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