Tag Archives: Italy

Sformato di Fiolaro e Scampi – Fiolaro Broccoli Flan with Shrimp

There are countless local varieties of plants that are incorporated into the traditional cuisine and wines of Italy. Due to Italy’s unique geography, these particular species have been isolated to a small area, and may only be found and used … Continue reading

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Elena Walch Castel Ringberg – Amazing Wines in a Spectacular Setting

A favorite destination for our custom hiking tours and private bike tours in Italy is the region of Trentino Alto Adige. The terrain accommodates all types of cyclists or trekkers – from flat well maintained bike paths to some of … Continue reading

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Moeche Fritte – Fried Soft Shell Crabs of Venice

On our recent cooking class our hosts delivered a very special seasonal treat as we worked – a plate of hot moeche fritte, fried soft shell crabs. These unique crabs are a seasonal Venetian treat, as they are in the … Continue reading

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Crostoni di Uova alla Cacciatora – Hunter’s Eggs from Tuscany

Our touring season in Italy is fast approaching, and we’ll be returning to Tuscany on a private walking tour, as well as our Bike the Wine Roads of Tuscany cycling tour in the fall. One venue I am really looking … Continue reading

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Christmas Cookies – Holiday Treats Inspired by our Italy Adventures

Our Italiaoutdoors cycling and hiking tours bring us to many regions in Italy, each with its own unique culinary and holiday traditions. Here are a few Christmas cookie recipes I’ve developed over the years to recapture the flavors of my … Continue reading

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