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June 16, 2014 in Culinary Recipes / (0) comments


Here’s a recipe for a delightful appetizer that we learned from a chef who is a native of Abruzzii that “is easy to prepare and always a crowd-pleaser.”  This dish is best served in a small (2 quart), deep terra cotta pot, but a round casserole dish can be used. A Terra Cotta pot is made out of clay and… Read More


The Maremma region, located in Tuscany’s southwest corner, is a wonderful place to visit and explore its preserved Etruscan traditions, rugged mineral-rich hills, 400 miles of picturesque coastline and booming agritourism industry. In Etruscan times, the naturally marshy lands were drained by underground canals in order to make use of its nutrient-rich coastal plains. In the latter years of the… Read More

March 03, 2014 in Culinary / (0) comments

Apple Pie (2)

A pastry is basically any food made from dough consisting of flour, water, and shortening. However, that general description can be used as the base for an almost unquantifiable amount of unique and delicious dishes from around the world. And here at VBT we know a little something about world travel. As experiencing the native cuisine in your travel destination… Read More

December 20, 2013 in Culinary / (0) comments

Dinner on Lake Como

The Italian Lakes region is known for its beautiful alpine scenery as well as the luxurious villas that dot the shores of Lake Como. On our Walking the Italian Lakes vacation, travelers will walk amazing mountain paths, visit colorful gardens and also explore some of the most picturesque towns in Italy. Of course the cuisine in Italy is worth a… Read More

August 07, 2013 in Culinary / (0) comments

Machu Picchu, Peru

Most New Englanders have three categories for the Atlantic hard-shell Quahog clam. Little necks, usually eaten on the half-shell with cocktail sauce, or cooked in various ways and served with pasta, are the smallest – usually about 1-1/2 inches in diameter. The next size up are called cherrystones, and they average 2-1/2 inches in diameter. The largest are called quahogs, which… Read More


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