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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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Exploring the Olive Orchards of the Colli Berici

Our travels today wound through the picturesque Colli Berici, or Berici Hills, south of Vicenza, Italy. Off the well worn tourist track, we encounter only locals out hiking the trails or cycling along these quiet country roads. In addition to … Continue reading

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White Bean Puree with Roasted Garlic

We are heading to Umbria for one of our Bike the Wine Roads cycling tours, so my culinary and wine investigations are targeting that region currently. Umbria is particularly well known for its beans and lentils, which are dried and … Continue reading

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AOP – Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino

“Per star bene fin dal mattino mangia aglio e peperoncino” To feel good at the end of the morning, eat garlic and peppers. This sage advice greeted me recently as I entered into a small shop in Bassano del Grappa. … Continue reading

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Fennel Confit from Susan Regis

Fennel is a hardy, perennial herb that is indigenous to the shores of the Mediterranean, but today is found many parts of the world, especially on dry soils near the sea-coast and on riverbanks. Known as the Florence fennel, it … Continue reading

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