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Salsiccia e Pancetta Fresca con Fagioli

During my recent trip to Umbria for our Bike the Wine Roads of Umbria tour, and a few days in Tuscany afterward, I saw this dish on many a menu. It features two of Umbria’s favorite products, beans and sausage. … 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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White Bean Puree with Roasted Garlic

We are heading to Umbria for one of our Bike the Wine Roads cycling tours, so my culinary and wine investigations are targeting that region currently. Umbria is particularly well known for its beans and lentils, which are dried and … Continue reading

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Minestra di Farro – Hearty Farro Soup from Tuscany

Wherever we travel in Italy on our bike tours, be it Tuscany, Umbria, the Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige, or Friuli Venezia Giulia, we find farro dishes on the menu. Farro is one of my favorite whole grains, we which find in … Continue reading

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Orzo e Fagioli

A while ago I did a post on the very familiar Italian soup, Pasta e Fagioli. Here is an interesting variation, hailing from Friuli-Venezia Giulia. This is Orzo e Fagioli, or Minestra di Orzo e Fasio, a barley and bean … Continue reading

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