Tag Archives: Friuli Venezia Giulia

Barbabietole al Forno – Roasted Beets, 3 Ways

Finding Chioggia beets at my grocers always brings me immediately back to Italy. This heirloom beet comes from the Italian coastal town of Chioggia, right across the lagoon from Venice. In fact, it is often referred to as “Little Venice”, … Continue reading

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Minestra di Farro – Hearty Farro Soup from Tuscany

Wherever we travel in Italy on our bike tours, be it Tuscany, Umbria, the Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige, or Friuli Venezia Giulia, we find farro dishes on the menu. Farro is one of my favorite whole grains, we which find in … Continue reading

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Casunziei Ampezzani – Beet Ravioli with Poppy Seed Browned Butter

During our visits to the Dolomites, we enjoy some wonderful and distinctive local dishes, along with great skiing and cycling. One of the most unique, and striking, is casunziei ampezzani, a specialty of the ski town Cortina D’Ampezzo (Curtain of … Continue reading

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Patate in Tecia – “Crusty” Mashed Potatoes

Less than a week to go before Thanksgiving, and here in the US we are researching recipes to find the perfect dishes for our upcoming celebration. In my family, mashed potatoes is THE favorite way of serving potatoes, and we … Continue reading

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Pancetta di Maiale Fresca con Cidro di Mele e Bacche di Ginepro

Last June, we welcomed James Beard Award winner Susan Regis as a Master Guest Chef on our Chefs on Bikes tour in Italy. One of the dishes we cooked with her was a braised pork belly. We did have a … Continue reading

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