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Pesto di Ortica – Nettle Pesto

Last week ramps were on the menu; today, another traditional foraged springtime food, nettles, ortica in Italian. Hardly approachable, with ferocious stingers filled with a combination of neurotransmitters, histamines, and formic acid, similar to the poison found in bee stings. … Continue reading

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Radicchio Pesto

Pesto is most commonly interpreted as a mixture of crushed basil, garlic, cheese, nuts and olive oil, but this simple technique can be applied to so many other ingredients. We see many varieties on our cycling tours in Italy – … Continue reading

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What are Garlic Scapes, and what do I do with them?

  Garlic is a key ingredient in my cooking both here and in Italy. There is hardly a sauce, soup, or pasta that doesn’t include it. And it seems to have found it’s way into every region of Italy. In … Continue reading

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Grilled Trout with Pea Pesto

Most Americans today are familiar with pesto, which is a sauce that originated in Genoa in the Liguria region of northern Italy. The traditional pesto, often called pesto alla genovese, consisted of basil, crushed garlic, grated cheese (parmigiano-reggiano and/or pecorino), … Continue reading

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