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When traveling in Italy and around the Mediterranean, we love to connect with people by learning their centuries-old traditional recipes. We know the internet offers plenty of recipe information, but what feeds us is to remember and celebrate specific faces and places in edible form. What if you could replicate a delicious dish that you savored with the people dear to you, in a beautiful setting and, in so doing, be transported back to that postcard moment? 

 

Our founder Cristiano Bonino likes to say: “Traveling in your kitchen is better than nothing.” Before your next journey, why not cherish your travel memories through cooking at home? The recipes here are the result of much travel, many conversations with housewives, nonne (grandmas), sommeliers, chefs, historians, and food lovers, and plenty of tastings in homes, bakeries, restaurants, and wineries, on farms, and at historic events.

 

The search field in the upper right-hand corner may make things easier. Enter a favorite ingredient or recipe name and see what pops up. Now more than ever, life is today. Let's be healthy around the table because “we are what we eat.” Whether you say: “Bom apetite” (Portuguese), “Buen provecho” (Spanish), “Bon appetit” (French), “Buon appetito” (Italian), or “Dobar tek” (Croatian), we hope you enjoy a little Mediterranean culture and cuisine with us!

  • Torta Salata alla Verza (Cabbage Savory Pie)
    02/02/2021 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Torta Salata alla Verza (Cabbage Savory Pie)

    By Cristiano Bonino.


    Enjoy this oil-based version of a traditional savory pie (butter-based is more typical), which is the result of many trips and visits speaking with housewives, sommeliers, chefs, and food lovers—not to mention plenty of tastings in homes, bakeries, and restaurants all across our beautiful Italian peninsula!

     

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  • Taralli Pugliesi (Crackers from Puglia)
    01/05/2021 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Taralli Pugliesi (Crackers from Puglia)

    Inspired by Restaurant La Cantina in Alberobello, Puglia.
     

    These addictive crackers are typical of the southern Italian region of Puglia where you can find them in restaurants, bars and local homes served as a delicious and crunchy snack or as a meal accompaniment, instead of bread. We visit Restaurant La Cantina in Alberobello on our tours in Puglia.

     

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  • Gregada (Croatian Poached Fish)
    01/05/2021 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Gregada (Croatian Poached Fish)

     Inspired by Zdravko and Marion, gourmets & residents of Hvar Island in Croatia.
     

    You might enjoy this dish on our tours of seaside Croatia where it is quite popular. More specifically, the recipe is typical on the Dalmatian Coast. Quoting Zdravko: "Gregada is very much a [island of] Hvar dish. On [the island of] Korčula they have popara, which is similar, but uses tomatoes to make the sauce red and is usually served with macaroni, preferably homemade."

     

    Suggestions from Marion: "It’s a very simple dish, and so the instructions are not very precise. It all depends on what you find at the market that day!"

     

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  • Spaghetti con le Sarde (with Sardines)
    12/16/2020 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Spaghetti con le Sarde (with Sardines)

    Inspired by Restaurant Antica Focacceria San Francesco in Palermo, Sicily.


    You might enjoy this recipe on tour with us in Sicily. It is most typical in the province of Palermo, but you can find it very much appreciated all over the island. We first tasted this incredible dish at lunch time in Palermo in November 2018 while exploring the heart of the Mediterranean with our group.

     

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  • Passata di Ceci (Chickpea Soup) 
    12/16/2020 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Passata di Ceci (Chickpea Soup)

    Inspired by a "feed zone" in Castelnuovo Berardenga, Tuscany during the "Eroica" vintage bicycle event.

     

    You might enjoy a version of this dish on tour with us in central Italy where there is a strong culture and long history of cultivating legumes. Certainly, you'll taste it if you come with us Cycling in Tuscany and Eroica

     

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  • Corsican Goat Cheese Salad
    12/16/2020 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Salad de Chevre Chaud (Goat Cheese Salad)

    Inspired by Restaurant I Scalini in Sant'Antonino on the island of Corsica in France.


    You might enjoy this celebrated French dish on one of our tours in France such as Provence or Corsica. We typically enjoy it at lunch time on Corsica when we stop at the village of Sant'Antonino, near Calvi, and savor it along with the beautiful views of the coast from inland. Variations revolve around the four major ingredients: goat cheese, bread, tomatoes, and lettuce. 

     

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  • Risi e Bisi (Rice and Peas)
    12/15/2020 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Risi e Bisi (Rice and Peas)

    A celebrated dish from the Veneto region, this version comes to us from Bistrot La Cantinetta in Follina.


    You might enjoy this recipe on one of our tours in Veneto at the Bistrot La Cantinetta! There, the chef uses the local Slow Food Presidium rice variety called "Grumolo delle Abbadesse." This specific variety of Vialone Nano rice is named for the village where the nuns at the abbey of San Pietro di Vicenza have been growing it since the 16th century. 

     

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  • Spaghetti with Clams from Bosa Marina
    12/15/2020 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Spaghetti alle Vongole (with Clams)

    Inspired by Restaurant Le Due Isole in Bosa Marina, Sardinia.


    You may find and enjoy this recipe in many regions of Italy, above all, when you are by the sea. We usually enjoy it for lunch along the Sardinian shore, after our coastal ride from Alghero to Bosa.  

     

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  • Traditional Sicilian orange salad
    12/14/2020 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Insalata di Arance (Orange Salad)

    By Carmelo Conigliaro from Agriturismo Case Damma, and Eva Greco, a tour guide in Siracusa.
     

    You might enjoy this recipe on one of our tours in Sicily, although Sicilian oranges reach their peak in winter. Carmelo explained that this salad was typical winter fare of peasants who would prepare a simple meal with whatever was available. Versions vary, depending on the locality. For example, Eva confirmed that her aunt adds black olives. In any case, all are delicious. We can't wait to taste them again on future tours in Sicily!

     

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  • Spaghetti all'Acqua Pazza
    12/07/2020 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Spaghetti all'Acqua Pazza (Crazy Water Style)

    Inspired by Mimmo Corcione.


    You might enjoy this recipe on one of our tours in southern Italy, although this is not so popular in restaurants. Rather, it is another Italian dish inspired by the urge not to waste anything in the kitchen!

     

    Mimmo Corcione is a retired Neapolitan man who does not define himself a "chef" but is surely a "buongustaio" ("gourmet" in French and English). In 2020, we enjoyed watching his videos while "traveling" from our kitchen, following his traditional recipes.

     

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  • Gaspacho Alentejano (Gazpacho Alentejo Style)
    12/02/2020 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Gaspacho Alentejano (Gazpacho Alentejo Style)

    Here we offer the Portuguese version of the celebrated Spanish cold soup "gazpacho" from Andalucia region. We enjoyed it during the summer at the restaurant Adega Regional in Elvas, in the Alentejo region.


    You might savor this recipe in the summer on our tour in Portugal at the restaurant Adega Regional in Elvas, which specializes in the traditional cuisine of the Alentejo. The main way that this version differs from the Spanish one is that the veggies are not blended but simply diced alongside cubed stale bread and diced water.

     

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  • Tagliolini con Macco di Fave (Pasta with Crushed Fava Beans)
    11/28/2020 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Tagliolini con Macco di Fave (Pasta with Crushed Fava Beans)

    This version of a celebrated Sicilian dish comes to us from Osteria dei Sapori Perduti in Modica, Sicily.


    You might enjoy this recipe on our tour in Sicily at the Osteria dei Sapori Perduti! There, they use the local Slow Food Presidium of fava beans called "cottoia," which are usually harvested in late May for the freshest consumption or are available in dried form all year round. Or, try it for dinner tonight at home!

     

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  • Stroscia Ligure (Ligurian Sweet Chubby Cracker)
    11/27/2020 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Stroscia Ligure (Ligurian Sweet Chubby Cracker)

    By Carla Simondo at Azienda Agricola Le Roveri in Albenga, Liguria.

     

    This delicious recipe is originally from the Imperia province of western Liguria, but it comes to us from nearby Savona province, from Carla Simondo who is a farmer and entrepreneur at Azienda Agricola Le Roveri in Albenga, which specializes in local fruit and veggie production.

     

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  • Branzino all'Acqua Pazza (Sea Bass Crazy Water Style)
    11/26/2020 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Branzino all'Acqua Pazza (Sea Bass Crazy Water Style)

    Inspired by Mimmo Corcione.
     

    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Italy by the sea where this dish is quite popular. A delicious "secondo" ("main course" in Italian), it is typical in the south and usually enjoyed with a nice glass of local white wine.

     
    Mimmo Corcione is a retired Neapolitan man who does not define himself a "chef" but is surely a "buongustaio" ("gourmet" in French and English). In 2020, we enjoyed watching his videos while "traveling" from our kitchen, following his traditional recipes.

     

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  • Pane in Pentola (Bread in the Pot)
    11/21/2020 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Pane in Pentola (Bread in the Pot)

    By Fulvio Marino at Mulino Marino in Piedmont.
     

    This delicious recipe comes to us from Fulvio Marino, third-generation miller at Mulino Marino.

     

    Enjoy this recipe at home, and feel like you’re in Italy from your own kitchen!

     

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  • Panissa Ligure (Ligurian Chickpea Polenta)
    11/15/2020 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Panissa Ligure (Ligurian Chickpea Polenta)

    Inspired by the Focacceria Da Ü Cicci, in Finale Ligure, in the Liguria region.
     

    You might savor this recipe on our tours in Liguria where it is quite popular, mostly enjoyed during aperitif with a nice glass of local white wine. We used to buy panissa at the food shop Focacceria Da Ü Cicci during our winter explorations in the region and could not refrain from trying our own version!

     

     

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  • Monkfish with Cava Wine Sauce
    09/27/2020 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Monkfish with Cava Wine Sauce

    From the book Cavas Y Vinos de Cataluña.


    We found this recipe in Cavas Y Vinos de Cataluña, an informative book focused on the traditional wines of the Catalonia region of Spain, which includes some recipes that feature local noble nectars. 

     

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  • Asparagus with Mayonnaise
    08/06/2020 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Asparagus with Mayonnaise

    By Signora Marca. 

     

    This recipe is the result of one vivid memory of Cristiano’s childhood neighbor, "Signora Marca" (Mrs Marca), who used to make mayonnaise from scratch and pair it with vegetables such as asparagus or insalata russa.

     

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  • Parmigiana di Melanzane (Eggplant Parmigiana)
    08/06/2020 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Parmigiana di Melanzane (Eggplant Parmigiana)

    By Chef Max Mariola from Rome (and Facebook).

     

    Normally, we collect recipes in the restaurants, trattorie, wineries, agriturismi, and sometimes home kitchens of incredible Italian cooks. This year, as we all know, is a little different…

     

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  • Sardenaira (Focaccia from Sanremo)
    06/21/2020 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Sardenaira (Focaccia from Sanremo)

    By Fulvio Marino at Mulino Marino in Piedmont.
     

    This delicious recipe is originally from Sanremo, in western Liguria, but it comes to us from the nearby region, Piedmont, from Fulvio Marino, the third generation of the millers at Mulino Marino.

     

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  • Piada or Piadina Romagnola
    05/24/2020 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Piada or Piadina Romagnola (Flatbread from Romagna)

    By Luca Antonioli from Emilia-Romagna.
     

    This delicious recipe originally hails from the Emilia-Romagna region. (Italy is divided in twenty regions such as Sicily and Tuscany). Luca here runs his hotel in Rimini with his family and they love to prepare and share typical recipes such as this one with their guests.

     

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  • Tagliatelle with Tomato Sauce
    05/05/2020 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Tagliatelle with Tomato Sauce

    Inspired by Agriturismo Casa Scaparone near Alba, in Piedmont region.


    This recipe is the result of watching many pasta-making demonstrations on our tours such as the one we enjoy at Agriturismo Casa Scaparone near Alba, on one of our tours of the Piedmont region. Here we learn how to make tajarin (egg noodles) from the traditional recipe that requires 18 egg yolks for each pound of flour! On this specific recipe published here instead we love to share our own and lighter version of home-made pasta.

     

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  • Focaccia Pugliese
    04/30/2020 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Focaccia Pugliese

    By Fulvio Marino at Mulino Marino in Piedmont.
     

    This delicious recipe is originally from Puglia, in the south of Italy, but it comes to us from the other end of the country, Piedmont, from Fulvio Marino, the third generation of the millers at Mulino Marino.

     

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  • Grissini (Breadsticks)
    04/05/2020 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Grissini (Breadsticks)

    By Roberta Corradin at Restaurant Il Consiglio di Sicilia in Donnalucata.
     

    This delicious recipe and its story comes to us from Roberta Corradin, a food writer, originally from Piedmont who co-owns Restaurant Il Consiglio di Sicilia in Donnalucata with her husband, chef Antonio Cicero. We visit them on tour in Sicily end enjoy dinner at Il Consiglio.

     

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  • Risotto alla Milanese
    03/28/2020 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Risotto alla Milanese (Saffron Risotto)

    From the recipe book La Cucina Lombarda Tradizionale.


    We found this recipe in La Cucina Lombarda Tradizionale, which focuses on the traditional dishes of the Lombardy region. The use of beef bone marrow is the heritage way of making it, but you can surely create a vegetarian version. Just don’t tell a Milanese about it!

     

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  • Stuffed Sardines
    03/28/2020 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Sarde a Beccafico (Stuffed Sardines)

    By Roberta Corradin at Restaurant Il Consiglio di Sicilia in Donnalucata.
     

    This delicious recipe comes to us from Roberta Corradin, food writer and co-owner of Restaurant Il Consiglio di Sicilia in Donnalucata, alongside her husband, chef Antonio Cicero. We visit them on tour in Sicily and enjoy a cooking demonstration of this dish, before dining at Il Consiglio.

     

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  • Spaghetti with Lemon Sauce
    01/24/2020 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Spaghetti al Limone (with Lemon Sauce)

    By Salvatore Aceto, owner at Amalfi Lemon Experience.


    You might enjoy this recipe in Campania on our tour in the Amalfi Coast, inspired by Salvatore Aceto, whom we visit at his lemon grove Amalfi Lemon Experience (see below his original recipe in Italian and translated in English)**

     

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  • Romesco Sauce
    12/18/2019 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Romesco Sauce

    Inspired by Restaurant Can Marti in Sitges, Catalonia region in Spain.


    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Catalonia, where this sauce is quite popular and mostly enjoyed with fish, meat and veggies. Specifically, a version of it acts as the dipping sauce for calçots, a type of green onion served simply grilled. (Calçots are available in February, March, and April in Catalonia. See pic below taken at the restaurant in February 2019)

     

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  • Spaghetti alle Briciole (Bread Crumbs)
    11/19/2019 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Spaghetti alle Briciole (Bread Crumbs)

    Inspired by Osteria Antico Travaglio in Monteriggioni, Tuscany.


    You might enjoy this recipe in our tours in Tuscany or feel free to try at home! We enjoyed a version of this simple recipe in a traditional Osteria in Monteriggioni and fell in love with it.

     

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  • Zucchini Soup
    10/19/2019 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Vellutata di Zucchine (Zucchini Soup)

    By Diliana at Erede di Chiappone Winery in Piedmont.


    Sharing here a delicious and personal recipe that comes to us from Diliana who cooks lunch for us on tour when we visit her family-run winery in Piedmont and featuring an unforgettable wine tasting.

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  • Chocolate Salame
    10/19/2019 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Chocolate Salame

    By Nonna Letizia.


    Sharing here a delicious and personal recipe that comes to us from Nonna Letizia, Cristiano’s grandmother. This is a powerful edible story for Cristiano who remembers how she used to make it for the family. You might enjoy it on one of our tours in Piedmont.

     

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  • Stuffed Peaches
    08/24/2019 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Stuffed Peaches Piedmont Style

    By Paola Pedergnana (Cristiano's mother).


    Sharing here a delicious and personal recipe that comes to us from Paola Pedergnana, Cristiano’s mother. You might enjoy it on one of our summer tours in Piedmont (when peaches are in season). Did you know that amaretti cookies are native to Piedmont?

     

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  • Farro Salad
    08/24/2019 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Farro Salad

    Inspired by Elisa Cucini at Agriturismo il Molinello in Tuscany.
     

    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Tuscany and in other regions in central Italy where this ancient grain is quite popular and mostly enjoyed in the summer. 

     

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  • Almond Milk
    07/16/2019 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Almond Milk

    By Grazia at Dalla Terra Bistrot near Noto in Sicily.


    Grazia uses her homegrown almonds to make this healthy beverage! You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Sicily or in other regions in south of Italy where this beverage is popular, given the local almond production.

     

     

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  • Rigatoni alla Carbonara
    03/19/2019 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Rigatoni alla Carbonara

    By Roman Friend Giulio Caperchi.


    Enjoy this traditional recipe on our tour of Lazio and of other regions, or try it at home! Giulio gave us this recipe directly from the cookbook his family has been using for this traditional dish in Rome.

     

     

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  • Chocolate cake from Lake Como
    12/01/2018 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Chocolate Cake

    This recipe was inspired by Milena Meneghin, chef/owner at Agriturismo Il Talento Nella Quiete near Lake Como in Lombardy.


    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Italy or try your own version at home and feel like "traveling" while in your kitchen.

     

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  • Almond Cake
    11/28/2018 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Almond Cake

    By Silvia at Azienda Agricola Mandranova near Agrigento in Sicily.
     

    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Sicily or try at home using just a few ingredients!

     

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  • Aeolian Treccine Orchidee
    11/27/2018 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Aeolian Treccine Orchidee Pasta

    By Antonio, Owner of Restaurant Filippino in Lipari, Sicily.
     

    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Sicily or at one of our cooking classes in Massachusetts.

     

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  • Rice Salad
    08/16/2018 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Rice Salad

    By Paola Pedergnana (Cristiano’s mamma).
     

    You might enjoy this recipe in many regions of Italy, mostly in the summer, or at one of our cooking classes in the Boston area. This recipe is quite popular also among Italian families and is more typical in the summer when a cold meal is pleasantly enjoyed on a hot day.

     

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  • Focaccia
    04/07/2018 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Focaccia Ligure (Italian Riviera Focaccia)

    Inspired by Focacceria & Bakery Casalini in Lerici. 

     

    We were inspired to try our own focaccia (usually when we are back to the USA, otherwise in Liguria we let the pros make it!) by a bakery in Lerici, in Eastern Liguria during our annual winter exploration of Italy and the Mediterranean.  

     

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  • Busiate with Trapanese Pesto
    04/02/2018 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Busiate with Trapanese Pesto

    By Francesca, a Trapanese friend from Sicily.


    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Sicily or at one of our cooking classes in Massachusetts.

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  • Pasta e Fagioli
    03/28/2018 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta and Beans Soup)

    By Osvaldo, a friend from Foligno in Umbria region.
     

    You might enjoy this recipe in many regions of Italy or on one of our cooking classes in Boston area.  

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  • Arancine (Rice Balls)
    03/02/2018 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Arancine (Rice Balls)

    By Silvia at Azienda Agricola Mandranova near Agrigento in Sicily.
     

    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Sicily or try it at home!

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  • Tomato Soup
    03/02/2018 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Pappa al Pomodoro (Tomato Soup)

    ​​By Elisa Cucini from Agriturismo il Molinello in Tuscany.
     

    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Tuscany!

     

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  • Risotto Radicchio and Gorgonzola
    03/02/2018 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Risotto Radicchio and Gorgonzola

    By Valeria, a friend from Vicenza.


    You might enjoy this recipe in many regions of Italy, even if radicchio is mostly grown in the Veneto region. 

     

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  • Carrot Cake
    07/13/2017 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Carrot Cake

    By nonna Ottilia from Agriturismo Anselmi in Terzolas, Trentino.


    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Trentino & Sud Tyrolor try at home using just a few ingredients!

     

     

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  • Broccoli Savory Pie
    04/24/2017 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Broccoli Savory Pie

    By Cristiano Bonino.


    Enjoy this vegan version of a traditional savory pie (although the use of butter is more typical) on one of our cooking classes in Massachusetts, or try it at home using only a few ingredients!

     

    I can’t remember a specific person who gave me this recipe. It’s the result of many trips and many conversations with housewives, sommeliers, chefs and food lovers—not to mention plenty of tastings in homes, bakeries and restaurants all across the beautiful Italian peninsula!

     

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  • Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe
    04/24/2017 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe

    Inspired by Chef Francesco at Ristorante La Cantina in Alberobello, Puglia.
     

    You might enjoy this dish on one of our tours in Puglia or in one of our cooking classes and dinners in Massachusetts. This recipe comes to us from Chef Francesco at Ristorante La Cantina in Alberobello where we enjoy dinner with our groups. He makes this delicious typical dish right in front of us while he explains all the steps involved and cooks the meals for the guests of his restaurant.

     

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  • Pear and Ricotta Tart
    04/13/2017 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Pear and Ricotta Tart

    By Neapolitan Chef Angelo Guida. 


    Enjoy this traditional recipe on our tours in Campania or Lazio region, or on one of our cooking classes in Massachusetts, or try it at home using only a few ingredients!

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  • Rice, Potatoes and Mussels
    02/20/2017 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Rice, Potatoes and Mussels

    By our friend Debora’s Pugliese aunt.


    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Puglia or, try it at home, using just a few fresh ingredients as our friend Debora’s aunt does!

     

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  • Lentil Soup
    02/16/2017 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Lentil Soup

    By Andrea, a gourmet friend living near Foligno in Umbria.


    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Umbria (or another region of Italy) where this legume is a staple of the traditional cuisine. Or, try it at home, using just a few ingredients as our friend Andrea did!  

     

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  • Chestnut Cake
    02/07/2017 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Castagnaccio (Chestnut Cake)

    By Nonna Paola from Agriturismo il Molinello in Tuscany.


    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Italy or try at home using just a few ingredients. Paola made this recipe without precise quantites but based on her experience!

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  • Piedmontese Pudding
    11/23/2016 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Bunet (Piedmontese Pudding)

    By Diana Ferrazzini, a Piedmontese friend.


    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Piedmont or try at home using just a few ingredients. Diana loves this recipe from Italian baker Giovanni Pina.

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  • Cheese and Eggs
    11/22/2016 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Cacio e Ova (Cheese and Eggs)

    By Chef Assunta D’Ermes at Restaurant Osteria del Borgo in Molise.


    Enjoy this traditional recipe on our tour in Molise or try it at home using only a few ingredients!

     

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  • Jam Tart
    11/21/2016 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Jam Tart (Crostata)

    By Chef Elisa Cucini at Agriturismo Il Molinello in Tuscany.


    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Tuscany at Agriturismo il Molinello or in other regions, given how typical is this tart called "crostata" in many places in Italy.

     

     

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  • Pasta with Chickpeas
    11/15/2016 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Pettole (Pasta) with Chickpeas

    By Neapolitan Chef Angelo Guida.


    Enjoy this traditional and hard-to-find recipe in restaurants, possibly on our tour in Campania region, or on one of our cooking classes in Massachusetts, or try it at home using only a few ingredients!

     

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  • Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe
    08/24/2016 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

    By Neapolitan Chef Angelo Guida.


    Enjoy this traditional recipe on our tour of Lazio or try it at home for a lighter version of Macaroni-and-Cheese using only 3 ingredients!

     

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  • Pasta Ca Muddica
    08/05/2016 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Pasta ca Muddica (Spaghetti with Bread Crumbs)

    By the Sicilian Giuseppe Taibi, organic olive oil producer.


    Enjoy this recipe on our tour of Sicily or try it at home as a delicious expression of the simplicity of Mediterranean cuisine!

     

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  • Gnocchi
    06/13/2016 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce or Arugula Pesto

    By Elisa Cucini from Agriturismo il Molinello in Tuscany.
     

    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Tuscany or other regions, given the popularity of this type of pasta in Italy!

     

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  • Pizza e Minestra
    06/03/2016 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Pizza e Minestra (Cornmeal and Greens from Molise)

    By Simona De Castro, a Molisana Chef at Restaurant Monticelli in Campobasso.


    You might enjoy this simple, healthy and traditional recipe on our tours in Molise or try by yourself at home! 

     

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  • Spaghetti
    04/22/2016 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Spaghetti con Colatura di Alici (Anchovies Extract)

    Inspired by Chef Pasquale Torrente at Ristorante il Convento in Cetara.


    You might enjoy this recipe at Ristorante Il Convento in Cetara on our tour in the Amalfi Coast, inspired by Chef Pasquale Torrente (see below his original recipe in Italian and translated in English)**

     

     

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  • Zucchine alla Scapece
    03/26/2016 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Zucchine alla Scapece

    By Teresa, a Neapolitan friend! 


    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in south of Italy!

     

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  • Penne alla Norma
    03/24/2016 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Penne alla Norma

    By Carmelo Conigliaro from Agriturismo Case Damma, Siracusa.


    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Sicily!

     

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  • Sardinian Mirto
    03/14/2016 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Sardinian Mirto

    By the 100% Sardinian and friend Simone Scalas.


    In Sardinia our friend Simone uses the local Mirto wild berries to make his signature digestif! You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Sardinia, or in other regions, given how popular this beverage is all across Italy!

     

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  • Vegan Frittata
    02/29/2016 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Vegan Frittata

    Inspired by Battista, owner of Agriturismo Casa Scaparone.
     

    This recipe was inspired by Battista, owner at Agriturismo Casa Scaparone near Alba in Piedmont, Italy. You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Piedmont!

     

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  • Savory Torte
    02/29/2016 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Torta Verde (Green Savory Pie)

    By Diliana at the winery Erede di Chiappone Armando.
     

    This recipe comes from Diliana’s mother in law and she usually prepares it for us during our wine tasting and visit to the Winery Erede di Chiappone Armando near Nizza Monferrato.

     

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  • Octopus Salad
    02/05/2016 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Octopus Salad

    By Cristiano Bonino inspired by the village of Tellaro.
     

    You may find and enjoy this recipe in many regions of Italy, above all when you are by the sea. Cristiano was inspired by a sign posted in the little piazza of Tellaro, a village near Lerici, not so far from the Cinque Terre, in Liguria.

     

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  • Ligurian Limoncello
    01/25/2016 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Ligurian Limoncello

    By Andrea Marchesini, a friend and tour guide from Liguria.


    In beautiful Alassio, Andrea uses his homegrown lemons to make this limoncello! You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Liguria or in  other regions, given how popular this beverage is all across Italy!

     

     

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  • Linguine with Mussels
    01/25/2016 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Linguine with Mussels

    By Cristiano Bonino.


    You might enjoy this recipe in many regions of Italy, above all by the sea. Cristiano Bonino can’t remember a specific person who gave him this recipe, which is the result of conversations with different housewives, sommeliers, chefs and food lovers all over Italy!

     

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  • Anchovies with Green Sauce
    01/01/2016 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Anchovies with Green Sauce

    By Nonna Letizia (Cristiano’s grandma).
     

    This recipe is very traditional and my grandmother Letizia used to make it regularly. You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Piedmont!

     

     

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  • Apple Tart
    12/14/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Apple Tart (Crostata)

    By Davide Marchegiano, our Piedmontese Trip Designer and Guide.


    This recipe was inspired by Davide’s mamma and you might enjoy this torte on our tours in Piedmont and other regions of Italy!

     

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  • Stuffed Cabbage
    12/14/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Caponet (Stuffed Cabbage)

    By Davide Marchegiano, our Piedmontese Tour Designer and Guide.


    This recipe was inspired by Davide’s mamma and you might enjoy this dish on our tours in Piedmont!

     

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  • Cabbage Casserole
    12/14/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Cabbage Casserole

    By Davide Marchegiano, our Piedmontese Tour Designer and Guide.


    This recipe is very traditional in north west of Italy, in the village of Montalto Dora near Ivrea where Davide lives. You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Piedmont!

     

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  • Peperoni Ripieni (Stuffed Peppers)
    12/14/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Peperoni Ripieni (Stuffed Peppers)

    Inspired by Cristiano's cousin Mariangela.


    You might enjoy this recipe or a similar version on our tours in Piedmont or other regions of Italy!

     

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  • Hazelnut Cake
    12/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Hazelnut Cake

    By Silvia, Chef at Agriturismo Tenuta del Barone in Piedmont.


    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Piedmont!

     

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  • Green Sauce for Vegans
    12/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Bagnet Vert Vegan (Green Sauce for Vegans)

    Inspired by Battista, owner of Agriturismo Casa Scaparone.
     

    This vegan version of a traditional Piedmontese recipe was inspired by Battista, owner at Agriturismo Casa Scaparone. You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Piedmont!

     

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  • Cristiano enjoying the Green Sauce
    12/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Bagnet Vert (Green Sauce)

    By Piedmontese chef Piera at L’Infernot Restaurant and B&B.
     

    The traditional recipe was inspired by the Piedmontese chef Piera at L’Infernot Restaurant B&B. You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Piedmont!

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  • Pane Frattau
    12/02/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Pane Frattau (Sardinian Shepherd's Dish)

    Inspired by the restaurant at Hotel su Gologone in Sardinia.


    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Sardinia!

     

     

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  • Zabajone
    12/01/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Zabajone

    By Chef Piera at L’Infernot Restaurant and B&B in Piedmont.


    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Piedmont!

     

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  • Potato Torte
    11/30/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Potato Torte

    By Ottilia from Trentino (Cristiano’s cousin).
     

    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Trentino and Alto Adige-South Tyrol!

     

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  • Fava Beans and Chicory
    11/30/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Fava Beans and Chicory

    By Lavinia, a Pugliese friend.
     

    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Puglia and Basilicata!

     

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  • Pumpkin and Chocolate Brownie
    11/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Torta di Zucca (Pumpkin and Chocolate Brownie)

    By Paola Pedergnana (Cristiano’s mamma).


    You might enjoy this lesser-known recipe on our tour in Piedmont or other regions of Italy!

     

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  • Cantucci (Tuscan Cookies)
    11/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Cantucci (Tuscan Cookies)

    By Elisa Cucini from Agriturismo il Molinello in Tuscany.


    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Tuscany!

     

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  • Pork Loin with Lemon and Saffron
    11/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Pork Loin with Lemon and Saffron

    By Elisa Cucini from Agriturismo il Molinello in Tuscany.


    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Tuscany!

     

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  • Onion Frittata
    11/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Onion Frittata

    By Nonna Letizia (Cristiano Bonino’s grandma).


    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Piedmont and other regions, although this dish is not easy to find in restaurants (probably too simple!) and is more typical when served in a quick sandwich for your family, as Nonna Letizia used to do during her travel to Trentino region! 

     

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  • Bagna Cauda
    11/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Bagna Cauda (Anchovies and Garlic Dipping Sauce)

    Inspired by Gianluca, a Piedmontese friend.


    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Piedmont! Gianluca's secret is to cook a peeled potato in the bagna cauda and then squash it with a fork to make the sauce smoother. You might also find other versions featuring butter and/or cream. 

     

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  • Artichoke Frittata
    11/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Artichoke Frittata

    By Elisa Cucini and Paola Draghi from Agriturismo il Molinello in Tuscany.


    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Tuscany, Piedmont and other regions!

     

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  • Farfalle with Broccoli
    11/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Farfalle with Broccoli (Bowties with Broccoli)

    By Cristiano Bonino.
     

    You might enjoy a similar recipe or with different vegetables and versions in Puglia, Sicily, Lazio and other regions in south of Italy.

     

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  • Home-made Tagliatelle Cooking Class and Dinner (Photo Courtesy Elisa cucini)
    11/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Tagliatelle with Sausage and Cabbage

    By Elisa Cucini from Agriturismo il Molinello in Tuscany.


    You might enjoy this recipe on our tour in Tuscany or other regions!  

     

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  • Aeolian Style Spaghetti
    11/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Spaghetti alla Eoliana (Aeolian Style Spaghetti)

    By Daniela Virgona, capers and wine producer in Salina, Aeolian Island in Sicily.
     

    Try this recipe at home or you might enjoy this recipe on tour in Sicily with us when we visit Lipari islands and enjoy the local delicacies such as capers, wine, oregano, tomatoes and much more!

     

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  • Tagliolini with Mushrooms
    11/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Tagliolini ai Funghi (Tagliolini with Mushrooms)

    Inspired by Zia Rita (Cristiano’s Aunt from Veneto) who did not train as a chef and who has been cooking for her family and friends her amazing and delicious creations featuring different regions of Italy.


    You might enjoy a similar recipe on our tours in different regions of Italy!

     

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  • Ribollita Soup
    11/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Ribollita Soup

    By Elisa Cucini from Agriturismo il Molinello in Tuscany.
     

    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Tuscany!

     

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  • Linguine with Pesto, Potatoes and Green Beans
    11/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Linguine with Pesto, Potatoes and Green Beans

    Inspired by the Ristorante Locanda Bellavista in Cervo, Liguria.
     

    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Liguria and other regions mostly by the sea. We enjoyed a similar recipe at the ristorante Locanda Bellavista in Cervo, a beautiful town in Liguria, in the Italian riviera with our local friend and tour guide Andrea.

     

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  • Spinach Flan with Pecorino Cheese Sauce
    11/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Spinach Flan with Pecorino Cheese Sauce

    By Elisa Cucini from Agriturismo il Molinello in Tuscany.
     

    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Tuscany and other regions!

     

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  • Panzanella Tuscan Salad
    11/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Panzanella Tuscan Salad

    By Tuscan chef Stefania Biancucci.
     

    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Tuscany! Chef Stefania cooks for us at Agriturismo Il Molinello in Tuscany that we love to visit with our guests for a full immersion into the local culture.

     

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  • Sgombro Marinato (Marinated Mackerel)
    11/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Marinated Mackerel

    By Luca, a gourmet friend and Piedmontese architect!
     

    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in different regions, above all by the sea!

     

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  • Lentils Flan
    11/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Lentil Flan

    By Elisa Cucini from Agriturismo il Molinello in Tuscany.
     

    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Tuscany and other regions!

     

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  • Focaccia with Rosemary
    11/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Focaccia with Rosemary

    By Elisa Cucini from Agriturismo il Molinello in Tuscany.
     

    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Tuscany and other regions!

     

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  • Eggplants (Caponata) Siracusana
    11/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Eggplant Caponata Siracusana

    By Carmelo Conigliaro from Agriturismo Case Damma, Siracusa.
     

    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Sicily! Versions of this dish vary, depending on the locality.

     

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  • Chickpea Pizza (Panelle)
    11/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Chickpea Pizza (Panelle)

    By Giuseppe Pendolino owner Agriturismo Il Principe di Aragona in Sicily.
     

    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Sicily or a similar version in other regions such as Piedmont and Liguria!

     

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