Emilia Romagna Classic – Tagliatelle con Bolognese Ragù

Every time you make pasta, you'll learn a little more by feel.

The Real Pasta and Bolognese Sauce Perfect for a Sunday afternoon, we’re continuing our exploration of the food and wine of Emilia Romagna. Another classic today: Fresh homemade tagliatelle and Bolognese ragù. In Italy, a moderate portion of this dish would form the primi course, followed by a secondi.  We’re going to turn this into … Continue reading

Wait a Minute… Riunite is Nice?

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Riunite is a cloyingly sweet fizzy red wine from Italy.  No serious wine enthusiast would drink it, right? Maybe you should challenge that assumption.  Interested? Read on! Have you heard of the Real Lambrusco consortium, a group trying to reclaim the international reputation for dry Lambrusco?  As a kid, I remember hearing ads for “Riunite … Continue reading

Barolo Boys: Tradition to Revolution to Tradition #MWWC14

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Tradition, Revolution, Tradition Is there any tradition in wine, really? I think not. Wines we drink today aren’t the wines made 100, 50, or even 25 years ago. Take Barolo, a favorite of mine. The Nebbiolo grape has a long history in the Langhe region within the Piedmont in Italy. Until the mid-1800’s, Nebbiolo based … Continue reading

Prosciutto Far & Near

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The Prosciutto Question On our first trip to Italy, I was impressed by how dedicated Italians are to local culture, foods and wine.  Not just Italian, but regional products. We never saw Parmigiano Reggiano cheese while we were visiting the Piedmont, they would only use products from within their region. Even modest wine shops had … Continue reading

Prosciutto, Balsamic, Parmigiano; You Already Know Emilia Romagna #ItalianFWT

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#ItalianFWT Italian Food Wine & Travel: Emilia Romagna This month, our #ItalianFWT group is exploring Emilia Romagna.  Make sure you scroll to the bottom of this post and check out my fellow bloggers’ posts. You Already Know Emilia Romagna You already know a lot about Emilia-Romagna, and you may not even realize it!  Do you … Continue reading

Wine & Food Resolution 2015: Italy Deep Dive! #WinePW

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Resolutions a Chore? Bah! Losing weight, eating healthier, being a more courteous driver (a multi-year favorite of mine) blah blah blah… Why can’t resolutions be fun? My 2015 resolution started in late 2014 and will likely continue well into 2016, and I’m having fun with it.  Maybe you’ll join me? Resolution: Learn Italy in depth … Continue reading

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