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

    by Cristiano Bonino
     

    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Liguria where it is quite popular, mostly enjoyed during aperitif with a nice glass of local white wine.

     
    Rather than coming from a specific person, this version is the condensed result of many conversations with different housewives, bakers, chefs, and food lovers from all over Liguria.

     

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  • Asparagus with mayonaise
    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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  • 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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  • Flatbread
    05/24/2020 - foodstoriestravel 0 Comments
    Piada or Piadina Romagnola

    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.)

     

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

    by Catalan Friends*


    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.)

     

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

    by Cristiano Bonino
     

    I can’t remember a specific person who gave me this recipe. It’s the result of many trips to Liguria 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 Riviera!

     

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  • Arancini
    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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  • 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 tours in Italy, or on one of our cooking classes in Massachusetts, or try it at home using only a few ingredients!

     

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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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  • Zucchine
    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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  • 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
    Savory Torte

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Stuffed Peppers
    12/14/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Stuffed Peppers

    By a Piedmontese Friend


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

     

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

    by Piedmontese chef Piera at L’Infernot Restaurant and B&B

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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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  • 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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  • Russian Salad
    11/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Insalata Russa (Russian Salad)

    by a Piedmontese Nonna
     

    You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Piedmont!

     

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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!

     

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  • Marinated Mackerel
    11/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Marinated Mackerel

    By a gourmet 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
    Lentils 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
    Eggplants (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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  • Cauliflower with Bechamel
    11/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Cauliflower with Béchamel

    From recipe book "Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well" by Pellegrino Artusi
     

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

     

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