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    “Cacciucco alla Livornese” or Fish Soup, Livorno Style

    “Cacciucco alla Livornese” or Fish Soup, Livorno Style Here is a recipe that tastes like the Mediterranean and speaks Tuscan, the mother language of Italian, thanks to Dante’s influence. This soup, originally from the coastal town of Livorno (or Leighorn,… Read full article

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    Keftethakia (Greek Meatballs)

    Keftethakia (Greek Meatballs) Meatballs are popular in all of Greece: the small ones are used as appetizers and the bigger ones as main dish. They can be made of beef (preferably) or lamb, as long as the meat is lean… Read full article

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    Baba Ganoush (Eggplant & Tahini Dip)

    Baba Ganoush (Eggplant & Tahini Dip)         1 Medium to Large Eggplant   1 to Four Cloves of Garlic (chopped)   2 Tbsp. Tahini (Sesame Paste)   2 – 4 Tbsp. Plain Yogurt   1 – 4… Read full article

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    Latin American Caramel Flan

    Latin American Caramel Flan Flan is a traditional desert from Mexico and is popular all over South and Central America. It is an excellent finish for a spicy dinner. Emma Wells and Corey Odell made this recipe for the ExperiencePlus!… Read full article

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    Hvarska Gregada (Fish Stew)

    Hvarska Gregada or Fish Stew Here’s a recipe from our final dinner in Hvar, Croatia on our Bicycling the Islands of the Dalmatian Coast tour. It’s a traditional Dalmatian fish stew most commonly found on the island of Hvar (other… Read full article

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    Risotto with Peoci (Risotto with Mussels)

    Risotto with Peoci alla Veneta Risotto with Mussels "Veneto" style Here is a tasty, simple recipe that will remind you of the Mediterranean and its special flavors of garlic and seafood. You can use this sauce, especially if you add… Read full article

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    Maccheroni Alla Bersagliera

    Maccheroni Alla Bersagliera (Pasta with Ham, Peas and Fontina Cheese) A Historic Recipe For a Historic Trip On their tricycle ride from Florence to Rome in 1884, Elizabeth and Joseph Pennell ate this dish in a ‘trattoria’ in Spoleto in the… Read full article

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    Ribollita

    This traditional Tuscan soup is the perfect way to get a hefty serving of greens and to turn leftover bread into a hearty dish. The best part, this soup only gets more flavorful with time, make a big batch and… Read full article

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    Roast Pork, Porchetta Style

    Roast Pork, Porchetta Style Joeann Gutowski of the Fort Collins office shares a recipe for roast pork, porchetta style. In Italy, porchetta (por-KET-ta) is prepared as a whole pig stuffed with garlic and herbs and roasted over a wood fire.… Read full article

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    Salame al Cioccolato

    (literally translated as Chocolate Salami) ExperiencePlus! is proud to share this recipe from the Agriturismo il Rigo located in Val d’Orcia near San Quirico d’Orcia. ExperiencePlus! stopped there for dinner on our 2010 Giro d’Italia Tuscany bicycle tour this past… Read full article

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    Spaghetti alla Carbonara (Carbonara Spaghetti)

    Spaghetti alla Carbonara Spaghetti with Carbonara Sauce For four people: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 clove of garlic 2 eggs 1 ½ cups of grated pecorino and/or parmesan cheese 1-2 cups of coarsely diced bacon or “pancetta/guanciale” (vegetarian option can… Read full article

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    Sopes (Corn Flour Patties)

    Sopes (Corn Flour Patties) When we chose Sopes  for this month’s recipe, I knew that the folks at my Fort Collins neighborhood’s excellent Mexican restaurant Las Salsitas would be able to tell me all about them. So I stopped in… Read full article

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    Mamma Elena’s Recipe for Eggs with Tomatoes

    Mamma Elena’s Recipe for Eggs with Tomatoes My mother loved eggs. She liked them fried, soft or hard-boiled. I never knew whether she invented this recipe with tomatoes, but it has become one of my favorites as well as my… Read full article

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    Risotto Con Scampi

    Risotto Con Scampi   One of the secrets for a good risotto is to coat the rice well with the oil or butter, (and the onions) at the very beginning of the cooking, before you put any liquid. Another is… Read full article

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    Skordalia (Garlic Spread)

    Skordalia (Garlic Spread)   Greek tour leader Patricia Hajifotiou shared her recipe for Skordalia with Paola a while back, and now she’s passing it on to the rest of us. Paola says that the Greeks traditionally serve this tasty and… Read full article