Category Archives: Tomato

More Secrets to a Great Bruschetta

A few years ago I wrote an article here on “Secrets Behind a Great Bruschetta”. We made bruschetta this week on our cooking class during our Bike the Amarone Wine Roads cycling tour, and after cooking again with my friend … Continue reading

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Secrets Behind a Great Bruschetta

Enjoying an afternoon wine tasting with a plate of bruschette is the perfect way to relax after a day of cycling in Tuscany. But what exactly is bruschetta – it seems to take on many forms here in Tuscany – … Continue reading

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Pici Pasta from Tuscany – Fatta a Mano

After a day of cycling in the hills of Tuscany, or walking through the vineyards outside of Montalcino or Montepulciano, our favorite pasta lunch is a plate of pici all’aglione. Pici is a rustic handmade pasta from Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia. … Continue reading

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5 Tips for a Great Insalata Caprese – Caprese Salad

It seems a bit silly to talk about a formal recipe for this dish – a few ingredients, a bit of chopping, and you are done. But this simple dish illustrates the importance of great ingredients, and doing little to … Continue reading

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Pappa al Pomodoro

We see many bread based dishes on our cycling tours in Umbria and Tuscany. Here, bread is not often enjoyed alone, but worked into a dish. I covered one of these recipes, the great summer salad made from tomatoes and … Continue reading

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