Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

A Perfect Pairing for Thanksgiving – Pumpkin Soup and Branko Wines

On a past visit to Italy, I spent some time visiting Cormons, Italy, in the region of Fruili Venezia Giulia. Located in the north easternmost corner of Italy, right next to Slovenia, this relatively unknown region produces some of the … Continue reading

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Reinventing Your Turkey Leftovers as a Renaissance Banquet – Zuppa alla Scaligera

For those of you with any knowledge of Italian Renaissance banquets, or for you fellow fans of the Borgias, you are no doubt aware that these were incredibly elaborate affairs. During this time period, lavish meals were planned to honor … Continue reading

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Patate in Tecia – “Crusty” Mashed Potatoes

Less than a week to go before Thanksgiving, and here in the US we are researching recipes to find the perfect dishes for our upcoming celebration. In my family, mashed potatoes is THE favorite way of serving potatoes, and we … Continue reading

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Cranberry Mostarda and Torta di Mele e Mostarda – Italian Inspired Cranberry Sauce

Our culinary adventures in Italy always inspire my cooking back home in the US. I recently have been playing around with some versions of mostarda, a sweet and sour relish, most commonly made from fruit, fresh, dried or candied – … Continue reading

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Cavolini di Bruxelles Con Le Mandorle – Brussels Sprouts with Almonds

In Italy, cavoletto di bruxelles are most common in the northern regions, where they grow in cooler, coastal environments. On Italy bike tours in the Veneto region we’ve explored the flat plains along the rivers and canals on the mainland … Continue reading

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