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

    by Cristiano Bonino


    This recipe is the result of watching many pasta-making demonstrations on our tours, having conversations with housewives, chefs, and food lovers, and of course enjoying plenty of tastings in homes and restaurants across beautiful Italy!

     

     

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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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  • 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

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

    By Cristiano Bonino


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

     

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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


    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

    by Cristiano Bonino
     

    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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  • 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

    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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  • 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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  • 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 Cristiano Bonino
     

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


    You might enjoy this recipe in many regions of Italy, even if radicchio is mostly grown in the Veneto region. 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Lentil Soup
    02/16/2017 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Lentil Soup

    by Andrea Molinaro, a Umbrian friend


    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    Sardinian Mirto by the 100% Sardinian 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
    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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  • Ligurian Limoncello
    01/25/2016 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Ligurian Limoncello

    By Andrea Marchesini 


    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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  • Pumpkin and Chocolate Vegan Brownie
    12/19/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Pumpkin and Chocolate Vegan Brownie

    by Paola Pedergnana (Cristiano’s mamma)


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

     

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pane Frattau
    12/02/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Pane Frattau

    by 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
    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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  • Chocolate Cake
    11/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Chocolate Cake

    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 Piedmont and other regions!

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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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  • 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 andother regions!

     

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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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  • Tortiglioni with Broccoli
    11/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Tortiglioni with Broccoli

    by Cristiano Bonino
     

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

     

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  • Aeolian Style Spaghetti
    11/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Aeolian Style Spaghetti

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

    You might ebjoy this recipe on tour in Sicily!

     

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  • Spinach Ravioli with Walnut Sauce
    11/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Spinach Ravioli with Walnut Sauce

    by Rosanna Baggetta at Agriturismo I Cianelli in Liguria
     

    You might enjoy this recipe on our tour in Liguria and other regions!

     

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  • Spaghetti with Mushrooms
    11/10/2015 - Cristiano Bonino 0 Comments
    Spaghetti with Mushrooms

    by Zia Rita (Cristiano’s Aunt from Veneto)


    You might enjoy this 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

    by a friend from Liguria
     

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

     

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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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  • 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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