Category Archives: beans

Tagliatelle di Grano Arso con Spinaci, Gambero e Mille Fagioli

Recently, we led a private group on a gourmet Dolomites ski holiday, spending a fantastic week skiing and dining in lovely Cortina. While visiting the slopes at Alta Badia,  we came across a local recipe book featuring recipes from the … Continue reading

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Salsiccia e Pancetta Fresca con Fagioli

During my recent trip to Umbria for our Bike the Wine Roads of Umbria tour, and a few days in Tuscany afterward, I saw this dish on many a menu. It features two of Umbria’s favorite products, beans and sausage. … Continue reading

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Brasato di Maiale con Fagioli – Braised Pork with Beans

The regions of Tuscany and Umbria are considered the “Heart of Italy”, lying as they do in the geographic middle of the country. Adjacent to each other, their cuisines are quite similar. Simple, country cooking; not a lot of ingredients. … Continue reading

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White Bean Puree with Roasted Garlic

We are heading to Umbria for one of our Bike the Wine Roads cycling tours, so my culinary and wine investigations are targeting that region currently. Umbria is particularly well known for its beans and lentils, which are dried and … Continue reading

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Grilled Pecorino with Fava Bean Salad

Fava beans, or broad beans (fava is Italian for ‘broad bean’) have been cultivated in the Old World for thousands of years. Along with lentils, peas and chickpeas, these easy to grow beans have been part of the Mediterranean diet … Continue reading

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