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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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Gnocchi di Ricotta

Probably the most ubiquitous form of pasta we find on our cycling and ski adventures in Northern Italy is gnocchi. Is gnocchi pasta? Well, it is likely the predecessor of pasta – originally dumplings formed from flour and water, poached … Continue reading

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Val d’Aosta – Wines from the Alps

In the most northwest corner of Italy, tucked away in the Alps beneath majestic Mont Blanc, is the smallest Italian wine region, full of obscure, but wonderful wines. To quote Joseph Bastianich and David Lynch in their “Vino Italiano – … Continue reading

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Tagliatelle di Grano Arso con Spinaci, Gambero e Mille Fagioli

Recently, we led a private group on a gourmet Dolomites ski holiday, spending a fantastic week skiing and dining in lovely Cortina. While visiting the slopes at Alta Badia,  we came across a local recipe book featuring recipes from the … Continue reading

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