Category Archives for Italy

Where to eat: Dolce Vegan – Florence, Italy

During my one day in Florence when I visited Italy, I took the ten minute walk away from the city centre to visit this vegan restaurant. Dolce Vegan is a small restaurant, shop and bakery – and all vegan! In the store you can buy all the special food you may need as a vegan, […]

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No-slow. Five cities in a day from Oslo to Florence

Sometimes life is flying, and you just have to hang in there and make the best out of it. Well, to be honest – I´m the one running the schedule, right? When I booked my tickets for eight days in Italy, I felt I had all the time I needed to ramble around for some […]

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Arvoltolo from Umbria

I discovered this tasteful, fried bread when I joined the celebration of St. Giorgio with the Lungarotti winery in Torgiano, Italy. We were invited to join this traditional event they celebrate to ensure a good harvest. The evening is celebrated with a social event with family, friends and neigh ours, traditional food and a bonfire. Umbria has […]

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Fava bean salad with pecorino cheese

I have just returned from a wonderful week in Umbria in Italy where I have eaten all day long, and the food has been just fantastic! Every day: fresh food followed by wonderful wine.  One of my favorite dishes is actually the most simple dish I had when in Italy, made with fava beans – […]

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Travel Photo – The walls of Lucca

City walls of Lucca

The town Lucca in Tuscany is famous to be one of few Italian cities which still have its city walls intact. Even though they have lost their military importance, they are today surrounding the old town – and still each of the four sides of the wall is lined with different tree species. I loved […]

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Spaghetti with red lentil balls

Spaghetti with meatballs is rare to find in Italy, yet in some areas it Italy meatballs has been included in the traditional pasta sauces. Most people would say it is an American invention though, so the origin is discussed. This is my vegan version of spaghetti and meat balls – cooked with lentil balls. Lentils […]

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Hot pesto

Pesto is a sauce originating from the north of Italy, and the name “pesto” derives from the italian word “pestare”, which means to pound or to crush. Originally pesto was made by crushing the ingredients in a mortar. A blender makes it all much easier! In this recipe I do not use parmesan cheese, I […]

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Italian vegetarian lasagne

Lasagne originates from Italy and is a traditional dish in Italy. It has spread to the whole world, and now you may be served it in different varieties, depending on the chef who makes it. I prefer to make the Italian vegetarian lasagne with a combination of a tomato sauce and bechamel sauce, which is […]

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Focaccia

Focaccia is an Italian, flat yeast bread with oil, often made with herbs.  This recipe gives a fluffy and tasty bread, with a crunchy crust. Serve it with salds,  aioli, pesto and tapenade, or make a delicious sandwich. It is also suitable for situations with limited kitchen facilities. If you have an oven, this is […]

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