Tag: Liguria

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June 13, 2016

By Peg Kern

Summer Recipe for Nut-Free Pesto

Filed Under  Food History, Kitchen Tips, Recipes

Summer has not officially started at our house - that doesn't happen until next week, when school is out. But the weather sure feels like summer, and the produce is definitely making us think of the wonderful flavors that summer has to offer. One of the first signs of summer in our family is the reappearance of pesto as part of our weekly meals. My boys are not big fans… Read
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April 25, 2016

By Liz SanFilippo Hall

3 Reasons to Visit the Cinque Terre on our Italy Tours

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips

Love exploring a place by foot? Then consider the Cinque Terre (pronounced Cheen-kway tehr-ray) for your next cooking vacation. Situated along the Ligurian coast in the north of Italy, the villages of the Cinque Terre are five ("cinque") villages "("lands") that were once considered sleepy fishing villages. Today they're a popular and beautiful destination with a rocky coastline and sparkling sea, and its a place particularly well suited to the… Read
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January 23, 2015

By Liz SanFilippo Hall

Ravioli Recipe from our Cinque Terre Cooking Vacation

Filed Under  Destination Features, Recipes

The Cinque Terre, as well as the gateway town of Levanto, is known for its miles of hiking paths, beautiful views, rocky cliffs, and charming coastal towns. In terms of gastronomy, the area may be best known for the famous pesto, as well as seafood dishes. But pasta is also an important part of the cuisine in the Liguria region, as it is in much of Italy. During our cooking… Read
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May 30, 2014

By Peg Kern

Italian Recipe for Pesto alla Genovese

Filed Under  Recipes

Liguria is the coastal region occupying the most north-western part of the country, immediately to the east of France. Its capital city is Genoa (Genova in Italian, and birthplace of Christopher Colombus), its famed riviera the place of legends, and its quaint linked towns known as the Cinque Terre one of the most popular destinations in Italy. It is home to gorgeous beaches, cosmopolitan flair, simple homestyle pleasures, and wonderful… Read
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January 29, 2010

By Peg Kern

Genovese Pesto from a Cooking Vacation in Liguria

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Try this versatile classic Italian sauce on pastas and meats, or even in soups. The northwestern Italian coast of Liguria is known for this delicious sauce, which is famous throughout the world. But Liguria is more than a "one-hit wonder," it is also the home of such wonderful dishes as focaccia, farinata (a type of chickpea pancake), and numerous wonderful pastas. But Liguria is known for more than just the… Read
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