Tag Archives: Bike and Wine tours

Aperol Spritz

Hugely popular in the Veneto, guests on our cycling and ski tours always ask about the brilliant orange drink that almost everyone seems to be enjoying in the early evening. Italians love their bitter liquors, with Aperol, Campari, Cynar, and … Continue reading

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Polenta alla Griglia con Soprèssa Vicentino

Probably the most popular cured meat we enjoy on our bike tours and ski holidays in the Veneto is the ubiquitous Soprèssa Vicentina. Somewhat similar to the soppressa found elsewhere in Italy, in the Veneto, where the local dialect hates … Continue reading

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Risotto al Tarassaco – Risotto with Dandelion Greens

With the arrival of spring, and disappearance of snow, mountain meadows in the Altopiano d’Asiago to Trentino abound with many varieties of herbs and wildflowers. These regions in northern Italy that we visit all year round, with our summer bike … Continue reading

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Bele Casel – Asolo Prosecco DOCG

      “Dear Kathy, It will be our pleasure to welcome all of you in our winery! we are a small winery so the tasting will be done in our house and everything will be just familiar…hope this will not be … Continue reading

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Crema di Mascarpone con Rabarbaro e Fragole

We see many mascarpone desserts on our cycling and ski tours in Italy. It is a crucial component of tiramisu, and I use it often in my cooking classes. However, I still am often asked “What is mascarpone?” Here’s the … Continue reading

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