Category Archives: Braising

Ossobuco alla Milanese

As guests on our Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine Italy tours discover, Italian cuisine is very diverse in nature, exhibiting unique regional identity. But some dishes have escaped their regional borders and have been adopted throughout Italy, and even world wide. … Continue reading

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Cassoeula – Braised Pork and Cabbage from Lombardia

The region of Lombardia lies in northern Italy, sharing a border with Switzerland to the north, Piedmont to the west, the Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige to the east, and Emilia-Romagna to the south. We are designing a private cycling tour … Continue reading

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Costolettine di Manzo Brasate ai Frutti di Bosco – Braised Short Ribs with Berries

Last weekend, I attended a reunion of “Bike Trippers”, hosted by friends and guests on past bike tours. It was wonderful to see everyone, reminisce about our adventures in Italy, all while enjoying great wine and a fantastic meal. It … 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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Corteforte and Enoteca della Valpolicella

The Valpolicella wine zone is located in the province of Verona, east of Lake Garda, and north of the Adige River. A great place to enjoy both cycling and wine, we visited here recently on one of our private cycling … Continue reading

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