Recipes

A taste for fabulous food runs in the ExperiencePlus! family. Paola’s brother and father both owned restaurants, so we know how to find the best cuisine wherever we travel! On our tours we are always looking for memorable culinary experiences to provide our customers. That’s why so many of our tours include food-related activities and fantastic meals. We carefully chose and catalogued each savory experience on our tours – from your wine tasting in France to your visit to the Balsamic Vinegar cellar in Modena and your meal at a local Trattoria or Taberna. (Just to be sure we’d found the best meals for you, we tasted them all twice!) With ExperiencePlus! your culinary experiences don’t stop when you fly home. On a cold winter night – while you plan your next cycling trip – you’ll warm your heart and stir wonderful memories with a bowl of Aunt Angiolina’s classic bean soup, a super easy bruschetta, or breakfast of authentic crepes.

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Recipe: White Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce and Potatoes

Hands-down, my absolute favorite season is spring! Back in my home of Bavaria, nothing says spring like crisp morning sunshine, song birds celebrating the long-awaited explosion of blossoms and blooms...Read More »

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Recipe: Cuban Style Black Beans and Rice

Cuban Style Black Beans and Rice … Black beans and rice is a staple dish in Cuban cuisine. Depending where in Cuba you find yourself, you’ll taste regional twists on...Read More »

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Recipe: Kale and Roasted Squash Salad

Recipe: Kale and Roasted Squash Salad What’s the most flavorful ingredient? Whatever is in season. As you travel through Europe you will notice most restaurants only serve meals made from...Read More »

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Recipe: Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Recipe: Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup With the recent bout of chilly weather in Colorado, there has been a lot of discussion in the US office about the wonders of a...Read More »

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Recipe: Tiramisu (Gluten free from me to you!)

Tiramisu: Make it gluten free! You won’t even know the gluten’s gone missing… This recipe will be a hit at any meal, but is also a special nod to my...Read More »

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St. Clare’s Recipe for Paletta Di Mandorla: Almond...

St. Francis’s Favorite Treat This Recipe hails from the Umbria region of Italy and is traditionally served on the feast day of St. Francis. Supposedly, this is one of the...Read More »

Recipes, Destinations > Spain

Spanish Tapas

Simply Spanish Tapas: Entertaining Made Easy The first time I traveled to Spain I ordered a glass of wine in a bar and along with it came a tiny assortment...Read More »

Destinations > Germany, Recipes

Recipe: German Pretzel

Search For The Perfect Pretzel Bavaria Is Hard To Beat I love travel for the endless opportunity to experience new cultures and cuisines. As a German native, one of the...Read More »

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Recipe: Belgian Endive and Grilled Apricot Salad

Bitter Sweet The Belgian endive takes on both tastes Belgian endives, sometimes called white gold, are a versatile ingredient that can be served raw or cooked. When served raw, endives...Read More »

Recipes, Travel Tips

Recipe: Picnicking While on a Bike Tour

Lunch on the Roll Ride until your hungry … or can’t get enough of the view Cycling can certainly kick one’s appetite into gear, and a picnic lunch is a...Read More »

Destinations > Italy, Recipes

Recipe: Insalata Di Farro (Cold Farro Salad)

Umbria’s Great Grain A versatile and easy addition to summer meals. Walk through a farmers market in Italy and you’ll experience the country’s deeply rooted passion for fresh food. Noses...Read More »

Destinations > Chile, Recipes

Recipe: Chile’s Take on the Pisco Sour

The Pisco Sour Cool drink. Hot debate. After a day of cycling along the stunning beaches of Chile’s Central Coast and landing in the little fishing village of Duao, ExperiencePlus! riders...Read More »

Destinations > Denmark, Recipes

Recipe: Denmark’s Rye Bread – Rugbrød

Denmark’s Dark, Healthy Rye Old Meets “New Nordic” Cuisine Thoughts of cycling through Denmark likely take your mind to charming Danish towns, coastlines sculpted by striking fjords, and retired Viking...Read More »

strozzapreti-easy

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15-Minute Pasta Recipe: Strozzapreti

Strozzapreti “STRANGLE THE PRIEST” A PASTA STEEPED IN TRADITION Preparing and having lunch together is a long-held tradition for staff at the Farm, our headquarters in Italy. This simple, delicious...Read More »

Cycling The Italian Lakes District

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Manzo All’Olio Di Rovato or Rovato Beef

Manzo All’Olio Di Rovato Or “Beef In Oil” A tip of the “Priest’s Hat”  from the Franciacorta Region of Northern Italy An Italian alternative to a classic Sunday beef roast, try...Read More »

Cappelletti - from Romagna

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Cappelletti in Brodo

Thanks to my parents’ crazy idea that maybe – just maybe – people would want to travel the world by bike, I grew up spending May through September in Italy from when...Read More »

Grandma Zoisa's farm in the foothills of the Tatra Mountains

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Recipe: Paczki or Polish Donuts

In between the rolling hills of Sierockie, Poland, Grandma Zoisa lives quietly in a tiny village with a population of around 500 residents. The Tatra Mountains watch over her small...Read More »

Afternoon at an outdoor cafe

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Franzbrötchen

I am beside myself with excitement about our new cycling tour that goes from Copenhagen to Berlin! One reason is a food item you will undoubtedly encounter along the way...Read More »

ExperiencePlus! cyclist in the Dolomites

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South Tyrolean Apple Soup

Don’t you love South Tyrol and its unique mix of Italian and Austrian culture, languages, tradition and cuisine? On top of its cultural fascination, to me South Tyrol is the...Read More »

Romesco Sauce - photo courtesy of wikipedia

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Romesco Sauce

Tour leader Joan Escosura shares this recipe for Romesco Sauce which is a specialty of  the Catalonia region of Spain where he lives (and leads bicycle tours!) Joan also wisely...Read More »

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Melon with Black Pepper and Mint

Melone Ghiacciato con Menta  or Melon with Black Pepper and Mint This refreshing dish comes to us from Bea Tassinari, our Country Coordinator in Italy, who also helps coordinate lunches...Read More »

Cucumber, Radish and Parsley Salad

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Cucumber, Radish and Parsley Salad

This salad is always a hit as we jump into the spring and summer growing seasons. It is crunchy, nutritional, easy to make and attractive to serve. Many simple variations...Read More »

Flavor Your Olive Oil

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Flavor Your Olive Oil

ExperiencePlus! tour leader Yorgos Paraskevopoulos, hails from Kalamata, Greece and has been leading tours with us since 1999. He lives in Kalamata, Greece where he harvests and cares for his...Read More »

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Winter Vegetable Soup

Here’s a toasty winter vegetable soup to keep you warm as you wait for spring to finally arrive. Serves 4 1 ½ tablespoons diced carrot 1 ½ tablespoons diced celery...Read More »