Travel Blogs from Ferrara
... one) doffs a cap to the city university founded in 1088. La Rossa (the red one) alludes to the ubiquity of the terracotta medieval buildings adorned with miles of porticoes, as well as the city's longstanding penchant for left-wing politics.
All three names still ring true. Bologna is the kind of city where you can be discussing Chomsky with a leftie newspaper-seller one minute, and be eating like an erstwhile Italian king in a fine restaurant the next.
... Cyprus trees which are a lot bigger than I imagined. The trunks are about 40cm in diameter. We continued on to Radda in Chianti, which is a lovely town, again built on the hills with majestic panoramas. From here we we to to Montevarchi on roads that were very twisty and windy, the main industry seems to be timber milling as we saw quite a few logs piled up by the road. We ended back in Castellini in Chianti and had a lovely ...
... tasting- and took a nap. Back this afternoon for vegetable fest. We made ratatouille and gratin of tomoatoes, and one of eggplant. We made stuffing for a flat bread called piadina, almost like flour tortillas, and then made little stuffed ones filled with potato or sausage and potato that were my favorite. We wrapped it up a little early, our teacher thinks the chef and owner worked ...
... fell asleep. Tired!! This afternoon we made.. 2 versions of panna cotta, SO good although I could only sneak a little taste, 2 marmelades to go with it, one fig and one cherry and apricot. Also several versions of pork scallopine with balsamic, one with lemon, one with prosciutto and Parmesan, and one with parsley garlic and lemon.. Omg excellent, on top of that we made stuffed zucchini, ...
We had a great day, but tiring, in cooking school. We met in the am and went to the market to get our produce, meat, and cheese for the day. Lovely little stalls or shops with very high quality. In the am we learned to make pasta with a rolling pin the traditional way. Not easy! But we will practice. Then we made lasagna and cannelloni with bechamel sauces. Excellent! Had ...
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