Tag: Lombardy

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March 20, 2019

By Peg Kern

Foods of Lombardy on a Culinary Tour of Italy

Filed Under  Food History

Visit Lombardy on a culinary tour of Italy with The International Kitchen and learn about local specialties and gastronomic delights. Lombardy is one of our favorite destinations for a culinary tour, not only because of its amazing food and culture, but also because it is a bit less known to US travelers, and therefore provides a really authentic and intimate experience. You can experience all of these our culinary tour… Read
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March 14, 2014

By Liz SanFilippo Hall

Pizzoccheri Recipe from our Authentic Lombardy Cooking Vacation

Filed Under  Recipe

While pizzoccheri is largely considered a comfort food dish, it's popular year round in the Valtellina Valley, which is nestled among the beautiful Alps mountains in Northern Italy. Don't let the name of the dish fool you. This pasta dish has nothing to do with pizza. Rather, the origin of the word most likely refers to piz, which means piece, or pinzare, or "to press," which may refer to the… Read
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March 12, 2014

By Peg Kern

Food & Wine Tours of Italy - Lombardy Sparkling Wines

Filed Under  Wines & Spirits

What could be better during an Italian cooking vacation than a visit to a winery on our Italy wines tours to taste world-class sparkling wine? In Lombardy, a discussion of sparklers means Franciacorta, the region south of Lake Iseo in the province of Brescia (east of Milan, in the dead center of Lombardy). Although, like most of Italy, a wine-growing area of long standing, Franciacorta broke into the sparkling wine… Read
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March 10, 2014

By Liz SanFilippo Hall

3 Reasons to Visit the Valtellina Valley on an Italy Foodie Trip

Filed Under  Destination Features

Situated in the Alps near the Switzerland border, the Valtellina Valley has been a part of Italy since 1859. Once an important mountain pass, today its a remarkable region in northern Italy that is loved not only for its year-round skiing, but also for its natural beauty, wine, and cuisine — all of which are reasons that you should consider a culinary vacation to this stunning area. A Great Outdoors… Read
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