Eating the Adriatic – The Traditional Foods of Italy’s Lombardy Region

To get to Alba’s Truffle Festival I needed to take a detour, leaving the shores of the Adriatic for the first time since the groggy-eyed beginning of this travelogue in Dubrovnik. Having a few extra days’ time, I decided to visit Italy's Lake Como area and learn about the traditional foods of northern Lombardy. Lombardy’s cuisine is famous for saffron, Gorgonzola, bresaola, and butter (olive oil ... Read Full Article

The Foods of Franconia, Germany

The food of Franconia is hearty fare. Typical Franconian restaurants and inns dot the landscape of this German region and they often feature similar dishes on their menus. A meal at such a restaurant begins with a salad sampler, comprised of cucumbers in a vinegar or yogurt dressing, shredded carrots in a sweet sauce, thinly sliced radishes and various lettuces. The Franconian menu is meat heavy ... Read Full Article