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Pollo alla Cacciatora – Hunter’s Style Chicken

I spent a few days in Tuscany this week, searching out new discoveries for our private Tuscany cycling tour in September. The cuisine can be simple and rustic, other times aristocratic and refined. Where we cycle, through the interior wine … Continue reading

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Polenta al Forno con Asiago Fresco e Funghi – Baked Polenta with Cheese and Mushrooms

As we explore the Veneto on our Italy walking tours, we see many a corn field, but very rarely fresh corn on the menu; the corn grown here is destined to be dried and ground, and used year round in … Continue reading

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Sformato di Fiolaro e Scampi – Fiolaro Broccoli Flan with Shrimp

There are countless local varieties of plants that are incorporated into the traditional cuisine and wines of Italy. Due to Italy’s unique geography, these particular species have been isolated to a small area, and may only be found and used … Continue reading

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Risotto con Zucca e Salsiccia – Risotto with Pumpkin and Sausage

Exploring the countryside of Northern Italy during our walking and cycling tours we find ourselves on one of the only flat plains in this otherwise mountainous country. Here in the marshy areas of the Po River Valley, rice found a … Continue reading

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Lebkuchen – Gingerbread Cookies from Sudtirol

Lebkuchen is a traditional German baked Christmas treat, similar to gingerbread. It is a classic Chrismas treat in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of Italy, reflecting the area’s history as part the Austrian-Hungarian Empire until after World War I. The ancestor … Continue reading

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