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Gratin di Porri – Leek Gratin

Leeks are a member of the garlic and onion family, believed to have originated in central Asia.Grown by the Greeks and Romans, Emperor Nero is said to have eaten leek soup every day to make his voice sonorous for delivering … Continue reading

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Frittelle al Radicchio Rosso di Treviso – Radicchio Fritters

Carnevale, from the Latin carne vale, meaning “farewell to meat” is one of the biggest festivals in Italy. Similar to our Mardi Gras, it marks the two to three weeks before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the 40 days of … Continue reading

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Risotto ai Cavolfiori – Cauliflower Risotto

We are visiting Sudtirol on a couple of cycling tours next season, our Bike the Wine Roads of Trentino-Alto Adige adventure. We cycle along lovely bike paths that follow the Adige river, predominately flat, but surrounded by majestic steep hills. … Continue reading

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Basics of Italian Wine – What’s in this bottle?

While browsing in any US liquor store in the Italian wine section, I often see other shoppers totally mystified by the label on a bottle of wine from Italy. We are accustomed to selecting our wines via the type of … Continue reading

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Risotto alla Milanese

My last post was on the classic dish from Milan, Ossobuco alla Milanese. The obvious follow-on is its time-honored accompaniment, Risotto alla Milanese. Risotto dishes have graced the tables of Northeastern Italy for centuries, as the special plump short grained … Continue reading

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