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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 »

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 »

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 »

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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 »

Riserva dello Zingaro Sicily

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A Sicilian Feast

I just came back from an hiking trip on the eastern side of Sicily that included Catania, Siracusa, Val di Noto, Ragusa, to name just a few of the gorgeous... Read More »

Creamy Chickpea Soup

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Zuppa di Ceci (Creamy Chickpea Soup)

This tasty recipe is a typical “peasant” soup from the Umbria region of Italy. The perfect companion on a chilly night. Serves 6 Ingredients: 1 pound dried chickpeas 1 carrot,... Read More »

Photo by ExperiencePlus! traveler Alan Razak

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Straccetti with Arugula and Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

This recipe comes to us from the Scuola di Cucina Bologna which we visit on our Whole Journey’s Culinary Delights bicycling tours in Italy. Ingredients: 1 pound of veal thinly... Read More »

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No Knead Flatbread/Pizza Dough

About 2 years ago I decided I wanted try my hand at making some quick pizza or flatbread style dough. As I was looking for recipes I ran across a... Read More »

Cauliflower Calabria

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Cauliflower Calabria

Cauliflower: a white, seemingly boring vegetable that unfortunately suffers from neglect in the grocery store and sometimes in the fridge has just received a facelift. And, no, it’s not cheddar... Read More »

Rostinniana photo by Raul Bernardo

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Rosticciana with Fruit Sauce

Rosticciana has become a favorite for our travelers on the Bike Across Italy: Venice to Pisa trips. In fact the serving plate always ends up empty which is rare given... Read More »

Panna Cotta

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Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta Travelers on the recent Bicycling Sardinia – Alghero to Cagliari trip devoured a wonderful Panna Cotta which inspired Italian tour leader Lisa Merighi to share her grandmother’s recipe... Read More »

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Tuscan Rosemary Bread

I grew up baking bread in a bread maker. The only thing I knew about kneading was that it was the loudest stage in the machine’s process. Favorite memories from... Read More »

Fisherman's Risotto

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Fisherman’s Risotto

“My wife’s a better cook than yours” was the common refrain on fishing boats plying the Adriatic Sea. These rugged men would leave home for three or four days at... Read More »

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Spring Salad

This recipe comes to us from our friends at Cooking Vacations Italy and takes advantage of the spring harvest including fava beans, lemon balm, mint, chives, radishes, spinach, lettuce and... Read More »

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Via Emilia – road to Italian culinary history

By Jeff Greenwald. Writer Jeff Greenwald joined ExperiencePlus! on a combined and modified version of our Bicycling Venice to Florence and Cycling Italy’s Culinary Delights: Emilia Romagna Plus! Bologna itineraries... Read More »

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Cotechino Sausage with Lentils

Cotechino Sausage with Lentils Though our recipe is a little late for your New Year’s celebration, we thought we’d go ahead and share this traditional New Year’s dish that combines... Read More »

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Panpepato or Pepper Bread

Though the origins of Panpepato aren’t certain one theory is that Sister Berta adapted a Panforte recipe when Siena was under siege and instead of using fresh fruit, she used... Read More »

Risotto with pears, gorgonzola and walnuts

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Risotto with Pear, Gorgonzola, & Walnuts

This month’s recipe comes to us from tour leader Enrico Dal Monte who you may have met on tour in Belgium, Italy, France or Spain.  Pears are in season so... Read More »

Pasta making demonstration.

Travel Planning: Food and Meals,  Destinations: Italy,  Recipes

New Culinary and Cycling Tour in Italy

If we’ve learned one thing at ExperiencePlus! over the past forty years it is that our cyclists love to eat.  So it was no surprise in 1991 when a group... Read More »

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Piadina or Flatbread

Piadina* or Flatbread Ingredients: 5 cups (500 grams) of unbleached flour, soft flour if you can find it 2 teaspoons (10 grams) salt 5/8 cup (70 grams) of rendered lard... Read More »

Strawberries are in season. Time for Strawberry Lasagna with Cream

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Strawberry Lasagna with Cream

Serves Four Sponge Cake: 3 egg yolks 1/3 cup sugar pinch of salt 3 egg whites 3/4 cup flour Zest from half an orange The Filling: 1 cup of fresh... Read More »

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Celebrate Italy’s 150th Birthday

As the ExperiencePlus! Italia 150 bicycling expedition begins May 7th in Marsala, Sicily we thought it would be the perfect time for all of us to acknowledge Italy’s unification. Unfortunately... Read More »

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