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Pizzoccheri – Buckwheat Pasta

Visitors exploring the northern heights of Italy’s Lombardy and Val d’ Aosta regions – as we will do next winter on our Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine ski adventure in Cervinia with Carrabassett Valley Academy – will discover pizzoccheri, a type … Continue reading

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Risotto con Aglio Selvatico e Asparagi – Risotto with Ramps and Asparagus

When referring to Italian food, most people immediately think of pasta. But Italy is the greatest rice producing nation in Europe, and the Po River valley in Northern Italy is the largest rice producing region in Italy. We enjoy risotto … Continue reading

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White Asparagus of Bassano del Grappa

One of our favorite towns to visit on our cycling tours is the beautiful historic Pre Alps town of Bassano del Grappa. Our spring trips in the area give us the opportunity to indulge in the area’s renowned white asparagus, … Continue reading

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Insalata di Farro con Asparagi e Zucchine

Farro is a whole grain often seen in Italy, and now beginning to be available here in the US. I love to cook with it, and am always looking for additional ways to use it. Locating the real thing here … Continue reading

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Asparagi con Uova

It is asparagus season both here and in Italy, so I’ve been reading and cooking a lot with it lately. The first shoots of the season are even appearing up here in the cold north woods of Maine. I included … Continue reading

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