Tag Archives: Italian cuisine

Rattatuia – Ratatouille from Liguria

I am off to Liguria next week, to discover the best locales for our new Liguria and Cinque Terre walking tour. As I prepare for each tour, I research extensively the local cuisine. This dish is a prime example of … Continue reading

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Insalata di Porcini Crudo – Raw Porcini Mushroom Salad

Mushroom hunting was once an important source of sustenance in many regions of Italy, from the Veneto to Tuscany to Umbria to Liguria. Many Italians today still forage wild mushrooms, with local communities in each region working to keep this … Continue reading

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Pruneti – Discovering Olive Oil with A Top Producer in Tuscany

A key component to Tuscany’s wonderful cuisine is its delicious olive oil. Olive oil appears in almost every course; drizzled generously on bread, salads, tomatoes, vegetables, even on the famed Bistecca alla Fiorentina, and used extensively in cooking, from sauces … Continue reading

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Kaiserschmarren – Sweet Omelet from Sudtirol

Late June and July is the best time to explore the Dolomites. This magnificent mountain area epitomizes the Best of Italy; stunning vistas, fascinating history and blend of cultures, and amazing and unique cuisine. Our Dolomite hiking tours  and cycling … Continue reading

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What is Chianti? Exploring Italian Wines with Italiaoutdoors

We are off next month on a private bike and wine tour in Tuscany, where we will enjoy panoramic views of the lovely landscape of this region while we explore Tuscany’s best wine areas. Tuscany, and its largest wine zone … Continue reading

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