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!