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Congratulations to the winner of our Cookbook Giveaway – Amy Hunsberger! Courtesy of Chronicle Books and Colman Andrews, Amy will receive an autographed copy of The Country Cooking of Italy. Thanks to everyone for your fabulous comments!  I wonder if Colman Andrews, the internationally acclaimed food, wine and travel writer, ever gets tired of the […]

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A Conversation with Colman Andrews on The Country Cooking of Italy and Cookbook Giveaway

The Country Cooking of Italy

The legend says that one day a group of Lanzichenecchis looters (mercenary soldiers from the 14th century) arrived at a South Tyrolean farm and the commander threatened to set fire to the farm and house if they were not fed immediately. The peasant farm woman was home alone with her daughters and unafraid, she went to work. […]

First Course (Primi), Main Dish, Recipes, Soup

Canederli Tirolesi {Tyrolean Dumplings}


Wild Mushroom Soup with Toasted Croutons   Print Using a mix of mushrooms adds character to the flavor of the soup. The nail-shaped Chiodini mushroom (“chiodo” means nail in Italian) grows around the bases of trees on the Montello hillside in the province of Treviso. The Chiodini season lasts only two months-September and October. This […]

Recipes, Soup

Wild Mushroom Soup with Toasted Croutons

Wild Mushroom Soup

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