Category Archives: fennel

Finocchi con Arance, Melagrana e Noci – Fennel with Orange, Pomegranate and Walnuts

After the elaborate meals of the holidays, I find lighter fare refreshing. Here is an elegant salad, amazingly simple, requiring only a few wonderful ingredients found throughout Italy during the winter season. We see fennel and pomegranate growing by the … Continue reading

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Spiedini di Seppie e Finocchi – Squid Skewers with Fennel and Citrus

Anticipating our upcoming Bike the Wine Roads of Umbria cycling tour, I am reading a new book on this lovely region, “Umbria: A Cultural History” by Jonathan Boardman. A very readable overview of the fascinating culture and history of the … Continue reading

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Mostarda – A Spicy Fruit Relish and a Recipe: Insalata di Fichi, Formaggio di Capra e Mostarda

Now that I have a few months in the US as our bike tour season is over, and ski tours are a few months away, I have some time to devote to recipe development and my food blog. My travels … Continue reading

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Fennel Confit from Susan Regis

Fennel is a hardy, perennial herb that is indigenous to the shores of the Mediterranean, but today is found many parts of the world, especially on dry soils near the sea-coast and on riverbanks. Known as the Florence fennel, it … Continue reading

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Chioggia Beet and Fennel Salad

Thanks to my local CSA, the West Newbury CSA at Long Hill Orchard and Farm, I have been enjoying Chioggia beets the past few weeks. This heirloom beet comes from the Italian coastal town of Chioggia, right outside of Venice. … Continue reading

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