Tag Archives: Italy

Pappardelle con Carciofi e Gamberi

I’m preparing for our upcoming season of our Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine Italy tours, and we begin with a short walking tour of of Venice.  My guiding partner Vernon leads us through the history of this fascinating city and the … Continue reading

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Frittelle al Radicchio Rosso di Treviso – Radicchio Fritters

Carnevale, from the Latin carne vale, meaning “farewell to meat” is one of the biggest festivals in Italy. Similar to our Mardi Gras, it marks the two to three weeks before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the 40 days of … Continue reading

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Basics of Italian Wine – What’s in this bottle?

While browsing in any US liquor store in the Italian wine section, I often see other shoppers totally mystified by the label on a bottle of wine from Italy. We are accustomed to selecting our wines via the type of … Continue reading

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Semifreddo di Pesche ed Amaretti – Peach and Amaretti Semifreddo

I’ve enjoyed some wonderful semifreddo desserts in Italy, and when I make them at home, they are always a hit, and surprisingly simple. I am traveling back to Italy shortly for a few private tours, as well as our Bike … Continue reading

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Crema di Mascarpone con Rabarbaro e Fragole

We see many mascarpone desserts on our cycling and ski tours in Italy. It is a crucial component of tiramisu, and I use it often in my cooking classes. However, I still am often asked “What is mascarpone?” Here’s the … Continue reading

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