A Veneto Touch of Bitter: Radicchio, Clams & Soave

Radicchio and the Veneto Radicchio is a very popular vegetable in the Veneto which finds its way into many dishes.  My guess is that there’s something about that radicchio bitterness that appeals to tastebuds in this region.  We found similar flavors echoed in the Soave wines. The radicchio we get in Minnesota isn’t the same … Continue reading

Veneto Out of the Ordinary: Pork Ribs & Sauerkraut with Polenta

My introductory post to our virtual exploration of the Veneto was running long, so I omitted the details of the first full wine and food pairing we tried.  Without further adieu, here it is! The Veneto is more than just Venice. The town of Belluno lies a little further north in the region and you … Continue reading

Thanksgiving from the Veneto: Turkey, Pomegranate Sauce & Valpolicella

#WinePW Wine Pairing Weekend Thanksgiving Edition November is here! And that means it’s time to start thinking about the turkey and other Thanksgiving dinner fixings. Our challenge this month is to find a creative wine & food pairing to use at Thanksgiving.   If you see this early enough, please join us November 8th at 10 … Continue reading

Veneto Food & Wine from Half a World Away

Moral of the Story: Beware! Warning, if you learn a bit about a region’s food, wine, geography, customs, you just may develop an unstoppable urge to visit.  The only question is, when do we leave? How do you explore a region in Italy from half a world away? 1. Study up! The Veneto So where, … Continue reading

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