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  • Recipe: Insalata Di Farro (Cold Farro Salad)

    Umbria’s Great Grain A versatile and easy addition to summer meals. Walk through a farmers market in Italy and you’ll experience the country’s deeply rooted passion for fresh food. Noses plunge into bunches of basil and against melons as shoppers… Read full article

  • Melon with Black Pepper and Mint

    Melone Ghiacciato con Menta  or Melon with Black Pepper and Mint This refreshing dish comes to us from Bea Tassinari, our Country Coordinator in Italy, who also helps coordinate lunches at “the farm” our headquarters in Italy. Join us on… Read full article

  • Cucumber, Radish and Parsley Salad

    Cucumber, Radish and Parsley Salad

    This salad is always a hit as we jump into the spring and summer growing seasons. It is crunchy, nutritional, easy to make and attractive to serve. Many simple variations are available making this salad a go-to recipe. Try adding… Read full article

  • Riserva dello Zingaro Sicily

    A Sicilian Feast

    I just came back from an hiking trip on the eastern side of Sicily that included Catania, Siracusa, Val di Noto, Ragusa, to name just a few of the gorgeous places I visited. Inspired by my travels and the wonderful… Read full article

  • Photo by ExperiencePlus! traveler Alan Razak

    Straccetti with Arugula and Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

    This recipe comes to us from the Scuola di Cucina Bologna which we visit on our Whole Journey’s Culinary Delights bicycling tours in Italy. Ingredients: 1 pound of veal thinly sliced Arugula Parmigiano Reggiano to toss with veal and add… Read full article

  • Tomato, Chickpea, Feta

    Tomato, Chickpea, and Feta Salad with Za’atar

    Joeann Gutowski, of our Fort Collins office shares an easy and delicious salad recipe that gets our taste buds yearning for the Mediterranean. This is the time of year when Colorado gardens are producing a bounty of tomatoes. Not only… Read full article

  • Sicilian Blood Orange Salad

    ‘Bright,’ ‘fresh,’ and ‘fragrant’ are not typically the first words used to describe many items on the wintertime meal table. Today, we offer just that: a citrusy salad inspired by an island in the Mediterranean known for its infused flavors… Read full article

  • Belgian Endive and Pear Salad

    Belgian Endive and Pear Salad

    Endive was discovered in Belgium in 1830 and by the mid-nineteenth century it was being cultivated and sold as “witloof” or white leaf. Endive is now grown in a variety of places but many still consider genuine Belgian Endive to… Read full article

  • Zucchini Salad with Mint and Provençal Rosemary Almonds

    With summer often comes an abundance of zucchini from the garden – and the ongoing challenge to find new ways to prepare them. Co-workers begin to avoid you and your zucchini cakes, muffins and breads. We understand the never-ending challenge… Read full article

  • Greek Kale Salad

    Kale packs a punch, many believe it to be a perfect food, packed with antioxidants, vitamin C and K, high in lutein and beta carotene. But, many folks just don’t know what to do with the stuff so since kale… Read full article

  • Spring Salad

    This recipe comes to us from our friends at Cooking Vacations Italy and takes advantage of the spring harvest including fava beans, lemon balm, mint, chives, radishes, spinach, lettuce and peas. If you aren’t familiar with fava beans, sometimes known… Read full article

  • Summer Couscous with Seafood

    This recipe comes from the kitchen of Paola’s nephew, Claudio Malpezzi and the staff at the Titon Restaurant in Cesenatico, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Some of you may be interested in the Malpezzi family background to this recipe. Claudio is the youngest… Read full article

  • Lebanese Hummus

    ExperiencePlus! hosted an Open House at our new office last month and our guests  requested recipe copies. We thought with the Superbowl this week it’s a perfect time to share Paola’s hummus, and Rick’s bruschetta recipes with you all. Although… Read full article

  • Greek Salad

    There are as many variations of Greek salad as there are Greeks. We’ve selected our favorite, but feel free to experiment to find your perfect combination. We suggest that you do advanced research before branching out on your own by… Read full article

  • Parmesan and Radicchio Salad

    Parmesan and Radicchio Salad Radicchio is a very prevalent Italian winter vegetable (mostly grown October through February in north-eastern Italy) and comes in several different shapes and sizes—almost always red and white, but also cream with specks of red or… Read full article