Category Archives: Emilia Romagna

Exploring Ferrara – Citta delle Biciclette, Cappellacci, and the Feasts of Lucretia Borgia

Our Gourmet Venice to Florence Walking Adventure traverses Northeast Italy, exploring the historical sights, regional kitchens and local wines of Venice, Vicenza, Bologna and Florence. One stop on this journey that surprises our guests, as it is not that well-known … Continue reading

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Lenticchie – Lentils, and 5 (or more) Different Ways to Use Them

Ski season will soon be upon us, and I’m craving warm comfort food with the onset of cold temperatures. A warm meal in a mountain rifugio is a perfect mid-day break during our Dolomite ski holidays. But comfort food does … Continue reading

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Torta al Vino Rosso con Fregola – Red Wine Chocolate Cake with Strawberries

This recipe was recently featured in an article in La Cucina Italiana magazine, entitled Italy’s Best Desserts. The author is Francine Segan, a food historian and the author of a new book, Dolci: Italy’s Sweets. I loved the article, Francine … Continue reading

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Ragu Bolognese – As Prepared for The Dalai Lama

No matter where we travel in Italy, we find various types of meat ragu on the menu. A ragu is a sauce of sauteed vegetables and chopped meat cooked in a liquid. The liquid can be lots of things, – … Continue reading

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Cheese and Chive Ravioli with Red Pepper Tomato Sauce

Ravioli (a single one is called a raviolo) are a traditional type of Italian filled pasta. Our tours to Emilia Romagna bring us to the heart of Italy’s stuffed pastas, where we find tortellini, tortelloni, tortelli, cappellacci, and many others. … Continue reading

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