Tag Archives: Italy

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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Risotto con Aglio Selvatico e Asparagi – Risotto with Ramps and Asparagus

When referring to Italian food, most people immediately think of pasta. But Italy is the greatest rice producing nation in Europe, and the Po River valley in Northern Italy is the largest rice producing region in Italy. We enjoy risotto … Continue reading

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Val d’Aosta – Wines from the Alps

In the most northwest corner of Italy, tucked away in the Alps beneath majestic Mont Blanc, is the smallest Italian wine region, full of obscure, but wonderful wines. To quote Joseph Bastianich and David Lynch in their “Vino Italiano – … Continue reading

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