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We're en route to Naples and broke the journey in Civitanova Marche, a delightful sea side town, which must buzz during the summer. Over this weekend they were hosting a festival of chocolate, I have never seen so many chocolate stalls in one location, all overflowing with delicious looking things......Dalmatians, shoes, tools and even things that looked like ...
... mine is the "two glasses technique" ~ yes, I drink two glasses of wine while I stir & add stock. The finished product was very creamy and topped with fresh goat cheese ~ delicious and rich.
We all sat at the table & feasted on our delicious efforts of cooking for one last time. The couple who had been with us all week, Francesca and Mai, brought a couple bottles of Prosecco for everyone to enjoy. They were leaving ...
... he headed straight to the kitchen of the hotel, was there until late at night & then had to get up & teach our class. You could tell that he was very passionate about food & enjoyed what he did.
Chef Filippo brought out a large slab of pork, placed it on a cutting board & started adding bacon (porchetta) & fresh herbs, then he rolled the pork up. Today we were learning how to use kitchen string to tie the pork & it ...
... all winter? We walked to the top of the hill & looked out onto the valley, absolutely beautiful.
Our next stop was a pig farm. The little piglets were so cute and it was tough imagining them being turned into bacon in a few months. Surprisingly the fat mama pigs were mean to these little guys & kicked them off the trough if they got in their way. The owner took us into his butcher shop where we tried a few of ...
... our tour.
The lady's name was also Irene & she took us around the vineyard & we watched the grapes being unloaded onto a conveyer belt of a machine that plucks the stems off of the grapes, quite the operation. My favorite part of any wine tour is seeing the barrels of wine, must have been Sock Monkey's favorite, too because we found him passed out on a barrel!
Now time for the wine tasting, was pleasantly surprised with their reds ...