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Welcome back to Italy on a Plate! And for those of you that have just arrived, this is a weekly roundup of Italian food from around the web. The 10 recipes for the week include a sauerkraut soup from Trieste, pasta from the south of Italy, pasta with squid ink and fried desserts from the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. In Eating Italy, there’s chocolate & wine in Umbria, tea and gluten-free in Rome, foods of Milan, sweets in Piedmont and a budget food lovers’ trip to Florence. Enjoy & Buon Appetito!
My Choice for This Week’s Top 10 Italian Food Recipes:
Frollini Salati (Savory Frollini) – Briciole
Jota Triestina (Beans and Sauerkraut Soup) from Trieste – Memorie di Angelina
Pasta e Patate ~ Pasta with Potatoes – Jul’s Kitchen
Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia (Pasta & Squid Ink) – Elizabeth Minchilli in Rome
Short Rib Ragu – The Italian Chef
Brasato di Manzo al Sangiovese – Mangiandobene
Braised Fennel with White Wine – La Tavola Marche
Stuffed Peppers – Cucina Domenico
Cannoli – Mario’s Italian Kitchen
Wine in Umbria: A Guide – Brigolante
Cakes, Cookies and Candy of Piedmont – Slow Italy
Tea, Tea Shops and Tea Rooms of Rome – Buzz in Rome
Perugina Chocolate Factory and Museum For Kids of All Ages – Rebecca for Umbria on the Blog
Gluten-Free Rome – Eleanora lists Rome eats that serve gluten-free – Aglio, Olio & Peperoncino
Wines of Italy Series: Birthday on the Wine Trail – Come for the Wine
Our Best of Florence on a Budget – Lots of food and more in Florence – Itali Anna
The Fabulous Dishes of Milan – Freya’s Florence
Upcoming Food & Wine Festivals in Italy:
Cioccola-To – March 2 to 11, 2012 – Turin – Italian chocolates & more, with a focus on the chocolatiers of Turin, fill the Piazza Vittorio Veneto.
Taste Firenze – March 10 to 12 – Florence – The Leopolda Station
Sagra della Seppia – March 18 to 25 – Pinarella di Cervia – The seaside town near Ravenna celebrates seppia
VinItaly – March 25 to 28, 2012 – Verona – Italy’s largest wine exposition
Wine in the City – May 16 to 19 – Naples – Throughout the city wine will be the focus of this event, where there will be wine to taste
Vitigno Italia – May 20 to 22 – Naples – 8th Annual Wine Festival in Naples at the Castel dell’ Ovo
Firenze Gelato Festival – May 23 to 27 – Florence – The piazzas and streets of Florence will be filled with gelato stands and gelato!
Events in Tuscany – Site listing many events throughout Tuscany, and not only food and wine
Events in the Langhe area of Piedmont – Site from the Alba Tourist office listing many festivals, mostly wine & food, happening in the Langhe area of Piedmont
Join me on a Food & Wine Lover’s Culinary Journey Through Puglia!