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Bresaola from Valtellina
Lake Como is located in the beautiful Lombardy region, close to Valchiavenna and Valtellina: two valleys in the heart of the Alps. Here, bresaola is produced. Bresaola is a high-quality salted beef, aged following the local tradition. ​It is a very nutritious salted beef, low-fat, high in protein, iron, vitamins and minerals and highly digestible....
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Cotoletta
Lake Como is close to Milan, Italian capital of finance, fashion and super tasty butter-fried rib cutlets. The traditional cotoletta alla milanese is usually made with veal meat, but going for a lighter, chicken option is no sin and still delicious. The recipe for the cotoletta is super easy and it won’t take more than 15 minutes...
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Roasted Bell Peppers
  Summer is knocking on Italy’s doors with all its load of luxurious fruits and vegetables: a summer staple on many Italian tables are these colorful, sweet, juicy, roasted bell peppers. They are extra easy to make, they last in the fridge up to a week and they make a perfect side dish or antipasto....
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spaghetti with summer figs and red bell peppers
Italian pasta is worldwide famous but these summer spaghetti with red bell peppers, juicy figs and just a hint of chili is still a best kept secret. ​This week we want to share the recipe with you! For two persons you will need about 200 g Italian spaghetti, one large bell pepper, 4-5 mature figs...
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Saffron Risotto
Lake Como Food Tours offers not only walking and food tours in the Como area, but also cooking classes. We love to teach travellers how to make fresh pasta from scratch and having lunch all together! One of the dishes that our guests love the most is saffron risotto, a traditional recipe from the Lombardy...
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Ronco and its view
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs ​If you are in Lecco and you’re looking for a cozy place where to eat local food, we have the right place with a wonderful story. Well, we all wish to follow our dreams and our passion but are caught...
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Cappuccino and croissant
“There is no better way to bring people together than with desserts.” – Gail Simmons I was in Lecco last week and as I usually do when travelling, I searched on tripadvisor for a place to rest and enjoy a warm cappuccino. I stumbled on this review : “The best croissant tasted in my life. Either...
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Pan Mataloch
At Christmas all over the world there is something sweet and special to offer to our loved ones Just over a week till Christmas and the organization of lunches and dinners begins to come alive: appetizers, first courses, main courses, side dishes and fruit. In Italy you get to the end of the meal and...
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Christmas
In 4 days we all get together “per fare I dolci“. To make sweets. No need to explain further. All the women (and also the men) of the family, know what it means to “make sweets” for us. It is an ancient tradition, handed down from one generation of women to another thanks to a...
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Wine and cheese
“Once we hit forty, women only have about four taste buds left: one for vodka, one for wine, one for cheese, and one for chocolate.” ​-Author, Gina Berraca ​If you have a taste for wine and cheese, then the Valtellina Wine Country is the place for you. The rocky geographical location and temperate climate of the valley surprisingly...
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