Category Archives: Asparagus

Tagliatelle agli Asparagi, Mele e Noci – Tagliatelle with Asparagus, Apples and Walnuts

On our April private cycling tour this past week, we feasted daily on the delicacy of the season, the famed white asparagus of Bassano. Appearing from mid-March to mid-June, the oldest legend attributes its introduction to the area hark back … Continue reading

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Risotto con Gli Asparagi Bianchi – White Asparagus Risotto

Our spring season cycling and hiking tours in Italy coincide perfectly with Northeast Italy’s obsession with a favorite harbinger of spring – the prized white asparagus. From Bassano del Grappa and Cimadolmo in the Veneto, moving north to Zambana in … Continue reading

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Pizzoccheri – Buckwheat Pasta

Visitors exploring the northern heights of Italy’s Lombardy and Val d’ Aosta regions – as we will do next winter on our Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine ski adventure in Cervinia with Carrabassett Valley Academy – will discover pizzoccheri, a type … Continue reading

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Risotto con Aglio Selvatico e Asparagi – Risotto with Ramps and Asparagus

When referring to Italian food, most people immediately think of pasta. But Italy is the greatest rice producing nation in Europe, and the Po River valley in Northern Italy is the largest rice producing region in Italy. We enjoy risotto … Continue reading

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White Asparagus of Bassano del Grappa

One of our favorite towns to visit on our cycling tours is the beautiful historic Pre Alps town of Bassano del Grappa. Our spring trips in the area give us the opportunity to indulge in the area’s renowned white asparagus, … Continue reading

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