Tag Archives: Polenta

Polenta alla Griglia con Soprèssa Vicentino

Probably the most popular cured meat we enjoy on our bike tours and ski holidays in the Veneto is the ubiquitous Soprèssa Vicentina. Somewhat similar to the soppressa found elsewhere in Italy, in the Veneto, where the local dialect hates … Continue reading

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5 Easy Tips for Perfect Polenta

Pasta is considered by many to be the ‘staple’ starch in the standard Italian diet, but on our biking, skiing and hiking adventures in northern Italy, we see more polenta than pasta. Northern Italians literally survived on this staple for … Continue reading

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Baccala Mantecato alla Vicentina, and House-Cured Salt Cod

One of the most traditional dishes of the Veneto region are various versions of baccala. You will find baccala on the menu in restaurants all over Venice, from the small hidden bacari (wine bars) to the most elegant ristorante. It’s … Continue reading

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Gnocchi di Polenta – Yet another variation from Northeastern Italy

I held another cooking class on gnocchi this weekend; this one for the Eastern Ski Writers Association who were meeting here at Sugarloaf. Once again, someone asks “Are all gnocchi made from potatoes?” The easier question to answer is “What … Continue reading

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Polenta Torta con i Fichi Secchi, Uva Passa, Pignoli e Grappa

A recent cooking class got me thinking out of the box (which is always good) as one of the participants was allergic to cow dairy. No butter, milk, cow cheese or cream. The savory dishes were easy, a cheese-free Risotto … Continue reading

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