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Caponata Griglia – Grilled Caponata

Caponata, a mixture of eggplant, tomatoes and other vegetables in an agrodolce, is a relish we see throughout Italy as we explore Italy by bike, from Sicily to the Veneto. The sweet and sour flavor combination found in agrodolce, from … 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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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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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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Pesto di Ortica – Nettle Pesto

Last week ramps were on the menu; today, another traditional foraged springtime food, nettles, ortica in Italian. Hardly approachable, with ferocious stingers filled with a combination of neurotransmitters, histamines, and formic acid, similar to the poison found in bee stings. … Continue reading

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