Professionally trained chef and owner of Food Lover's Odyssey Vacations. Sharing my love for the food, wine and culture of Italy and France with travelers since 2009.Read More
While people are making and jarring sauce with their remaining tomatoes and cooking the last of the sweet peppers, we welcomed the Fall season and all its flavors. Mushroom dishes are popping up everywhere, along with stews and soups. Be on the look out for more fall dishes with pumpkins, squash, chestnuts, grapes, pears, apples, and more. What are your favorite fall flavors?
This week's roundup of Italian food includes many fall dishes, a few decadent desserts, and a six-course menu of recipes from Lidia Bastianich. If you're all about eating Italy, there's enough food porn to have you buying that plane ticket right now: gelato, appetizers from a wedding in Puglia, a chocoholic's dream from Umbria, and pastries from Sicily, to name a few. Enjoy this week's Italy on a Plate and Buon Appetito everyone!
My Top 10 Italian Recipes from around the web this week:
Food and Wine Festivals in Italy:
Italy on a Plate – The Week in Italian Food: 9-18-2010
Wine Tasting Along the Chianti Trail
Totano Festival and a Weekend in the Aeolian Islands
The Dish from Italy – A Taste of Sicily in Rome