Not Your Grandmother’s Sherry

I loved the range of colors, aromas and flavors.

Sherry?  Who Drinks Sherry? I don’t know about you, but not many people I know are drinking sherry (me included). It seems both unfamiliar and a little bit old fashioned, a grandmother’s drink. The Wrong Way to Learn About Sherry Always curious, I tried a bottle last spring when my blogging buddy, Mike,  offered up … Continue reading

Trentino – Alto Adige Apertivo!

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Apertivo in the Trentino – Alto Adige We’re great fans of apertivo time, so today we’re doing our best to create a Trentino – Alto Adige version at home here in Minnesota. We have a fluke 70 deg. day in March, so we moved out to the deck for the 1st time since October.  We’ll … Continue reading

Langhe e Roero: Il Moscato d’Asti e il Dolce

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Week 4 Challenge: Moscato d’Asti in the Dessert Week 4 is our final week in this year’s food blogging/photography challenge from the Tourist Union of the Langhe and Roero (details here, in Italian). Our week 4 challenge is the the dessert course, and our secret ingredient is Moscato d’Asti. My entry this week is Moscato … Continue reading

Trentino-Alto Adige is Different: Goulash and Teroldego #ItalianFWT

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If This is March, We Must Be in Trentino-Alto Adige Our #ItalianFWT group is on a month by month, slow virtual tour of Italy.  We’re jumping around a bit, so you never know where we’ll be next. March is dedicated to Trentino-Alto Adige.  I’ve not visited, so my research is being done from afar.  The … Continue reading

Tuscany: Peasant Stew & the King of Tuscan Wines

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Peposo Notturno: Peasant Stew It’s the early 1400’s, and you’re a poor worker, firing tiles for the magnificent Duomo inder construction in Florence.  The meat you can afford has gone around the bend, and you need to spice it heavily to make it palatable.  Also, it’s tough, so you’ll need to cook it for a … Continue reading

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