Posts Tagged ‘Liguria’

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Sagra Polpo - Sign

This past weekend, August 7-9th was Tellaro’s Sagra del Polpo, Octopus Festival. Lo scorso fine settimana, dal 7 al 9 agosto, c’√® stata la Sagra del Polpo di Tellaro.     As per my last post all about Tellaro, the festival commemorates the octopus that saved the village from pirates. Come ho spiegato nel mio […]

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house with stairs on water - tellaro

  My husband is from a fabulously beautiful town on the Ligurian coast, also known as the Italian Riviera. Just in case you think that my love of this place is fuzzed by my affection for my husband, I’d like to note that Travel and Leisure listed Tellaro as one of Europe’s most beautiful villages. […]

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Ligurian style artichoke pie - torta salata air carciofi ligure - with logo

When artichoke season comes around I can’t help but crave “torta salata ai carciofi” artichoke pie. In Italy just about all savory pies/tarts/quiches are called “torta salata”. It’s one of those everything and nothing phrases. With that said some of the most famous “torte salate” (that’s the plural version) come from Liguria. This is the […]

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Salted cod and potatoes - plate from above

This is my mother in law’s (aka my Italian mother as she prefers I call her) recipe for “Baccal√† al verde con patate“. From the research I’ve done online there are a gazillion ways to make this dish. It’s actually even less consistent than almost all of the Italian recipes I’ve seen. With that said […]

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Narrow Road - Chiavari

  Last weekend we drove to Tellaro to visit my in laws and specifically my mother in law for the Mother’s Day. They in turn suggested we first make a stop in Chiavari for their food and antiques market, which occurs on the second Saturday of each month during the warmer months.     Chiavari, […]

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