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Topic: Recipes

  • Recipe: Amalfi Lemon Almond Cake

    Travelers on our Amalfi Coast & Capri walking vacation will get to taste the region’s most famous citrus first hand. Known as the “sfusato amalfitano,” the Amalfi lemon is larger than one you might see in a typical grocery store here in the United States. And while a vast majority of Amalfi lemons harvested in Italy are used to make Limoncello—a… Read More

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  • Recipe: Haricots Verts Wrapped in Prosciutto

    There are many ways to enjoy green beans so we wanted to share one of our favorite recipes that draws on French and Italian flavors. Slightly longer, thinner and decidedly more flavorful than its American cousin, Haricots Vert can be served raw, in a casserole, sautéed or dressed up in some tasty Italian cured meat. Here is a great recipe… Read More

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  • Gougeres Recipe: Cheese Puffs from Burgundy

    Do you enjoy having friends over for drinks but never know what hors d’oeuvres to serve? We thought we’d share a Gougeres recipe, one of our favorite French pastries, that will surely be a hit. It’s simple to prepare, delicious and (at least for us) is a lovely reminder of days spent biking through the Burgundy countryside and stopping at… Read More

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  • Recipe: South Carolina Gumbo

    During day 4 of our Charleston to Savannah: A Southern Reel bicycling vacation, travelers will visit the renowned Penn Center—a historic and cultural center for African-American residents of the Sea Islands, colloquially known as the Gullahs.  With roots tracing back to West African countries like Sierra Leone and Liberia, the Gullahs’ ancestral traditions have greatly influenced South Carolina’s coastal cuisine… Read More

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  • Vietnamese Soup Recipe

    Vietnamese cuisine is often praised for its health benefits as well as its emphasis on fresh, nutritious ingredients. During our Journey through Vietnam biking tour you’ll dine on traditional cuisine, so we thought it appropriate to offer up a classic Vietnamese recipe, Pho Bo, or Hanoi Beef Noodle Soup. Set aside a bit of time and savor an inspired take… Read More

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  • White Asparagus recipe

    if you’ve ever been to Germany or it’s neighboring countries in the springtime, you may have noticed a particular vegetable making it’s way into many delicious dishes. White Asparagus—or spargel as its known in Germany—is the wildly popular cousin to the green asparagus we grow in the United States. Asparagus is somewhat of a “super food” with all the health benefits… Read More

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  • Recipe: Eggplant Parmigiana

    Travelers on our Sicily: Biking the Southern Coastal Villages tour will get to learn how to make a traditional Italian dish, Eggplant Parmigiana, during an included cooking class while staying at the Killikoros Country resort and Spa outside of Noto. VBT Sales Trainer, Laura B., recently returned from this vacation and shared with us the wonderful recipe for what she… Read More

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  • Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup

    As the leaves change and the chill of autumn permeates the air, there is nothing like a warm bowl of soup to keep you warm—especially after returning from a refreshing bike ride or scenic walk surrounded by vibrant fall foliage. As Farmer’s Markets make their annual transition from the likes of ripe tomatoes and succulent peaches to hearty squash and… Read More

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  • Recipe: Spring Nicoise Salad

    Caroline J, a longtime associate who seemingly worked in every department at VBT over the years has shared one of her favorite recipes to make a delicious and healthy Salade Nicoise.  Caroline is an avid gardener and supporter of Vermont’s renowned farm-to-table movement and loves making this dish in the summer time when her garden is bursting with fresh veggies,… Read More

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  • Recipe: Gaston Gerard Chicken from Burgundy

    The story behind this traditional Burgundian dish begins with its namesake. Well, actually, his wife. In 1930 the Mayor of Dijon, Gaston Gerard, was entertaining the gastronomic writer, Maurice Sailland (aka Curnonsky), when his wife decided to cook chicken for their guest. The lore states that she accidentally tipped over a bottle of mustard, which landed in the chicken dish… Read More

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