Tag Archives: Ferrara

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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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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Sformato di Zucca – From the “Squash Eaters” of Ferrara

On a recent trip to Ferrara, I indulged in several of their local specialties, all that involved pumpkin, or zucca. According to Lynne Rossetto Kasper in The Splendid Table, “The Bolognese call the people of Ferrara ‘squash eaters’ because of … Continue reading

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