Tag Archives: Emilia-Romagna

Exploring Ferrara – Citta delle Biciclette, Cappellacci, and the Feasts of Lucretia Borgia

Our Gourmet Venice to Florence Walking Adventure traverses Northeast Italy, exploring the historical sights, regional kitchens and local wines of Venice, Vicenza, Bologna and Florence. One stop on this journey that surprises our guests, as it is not that well-known … Continue reading

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Ragu Bolognese – As Prepared for The Dalai Lama

No matter where we travel in Italy, we find various types of meat ragu on the menu. A ragu is a sauce of sauteed vegetables and chopped meat cooked in a liquid. The liquid can be lots of things, – … Continue reading

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Cheese and Chive Ravioli with Red Pepper Tomato Sauce

Ravioli (a single one is called a raviolo) are a traditional type of Italian filled pasta. Our tours to Emilia Romagna bring us to the heart of Italy’s stuffed pastas, where we find tortellini, tortelloni, tortelli, cappellacci, and many others. … Continue reading

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Cappellacci di Zucca Ferraresi – Pumpkin “Ravioli” from Ferrara

Ferrara? Said my girl friends when I had suggested it. We were looking for a place to meet up in Italy after one of our Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine bike tours in the Veneto. They’d never heard of Ferrara. As … Continue reading

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Bucatini con Fichi Freschi – Bucatini with Fresh Figs

One of the highlights of our late summer/early fall bike tours in Italy is admiring the fresh figs hanging from the trees, just asking to be picked and savored. We are careful not to annoy the local farmers and just … Continue reading

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