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A Taste of Spain, Unique Catalonia where we go, places we visit

Experience A Taste of Spain, Unique Catalonia in September 2018 starting in Barcelona Here is an insight into where we go and a bucket-list of the top places we visit in each city, what to look out for on your free days, the best bites we…
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Top 10 reasons to book a Dominique Rizzo Food Tour

There are so many travel tours on offer every year and it can be tough choosing the right tour for you. Dominique Rizzo's Personally Escorted Tours are a great way to travel and here are the Top 10 reasons to book a Dominique Rizzo Food Tour: …
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Chef Dominique Rizzo’s Top Summer Travel Tips

When I am hosting my Pure Food and Wine tours I need to arrive at my destination refreshed and ready to greet my very important guests with warmth and enthusiasm. Whether it is for a short 2 hour flight to Norfolk Island or the days travel to…
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Top Travel Tips for the Aeolian Islands

From the beautiful north Sicilian town of Milazzo take the ferry to the stunning Aeolian Island of Salina that enchanted the great Italian actor Massimo Troisi so much so that he set his film “Il Postino” on the island.  When you arrive…
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10 Things we love about Sicilians

1. The best thing about Sicilians is their love of life and the simplicity of a slow lifestyle. There is always time to say hello, to ask how you are, to be hospitable and share some stories in the market place, in the narrow lanes outside their…
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What’s so special about Sicily anyway?

Is it the food? Is it the people? Is it the culture? Is it the history? Yes it is all of these things in that wonderful interaction of the slow way of Sicilian life where little old nonas (grandmothers) sit outside their front door of the house…
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Cooking classes with a difference in Sicily

Sicily, like many parts of Europe has so many wonderful historic castles that have survived the ravages of invasion and weather for hundreds of years. You may have thought of visiting one or two of these stately castles when in Sicily, but did…
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New Food Tours with Dominique Rizzo

Dominique Rizzo announces her new range of exclusive gastronomical food, wine, culture and cooking tours in Australia and Europe. Dominique Rizzo shares her passion for Italian food and culture through her picturesque eat-and-discover trips…
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Italian Sausage, white bean and spinach soup

serves 2 Preparation Time 10 minutes Cooking time 15 minutes 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ brown onion, diced 1 clove garlic, minced Sprig of rosemary or a good pinch of dried 250g beef sausages coarsely chopped ( choose lean sausages) 2…
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Bruschetta with Parsley & Caper Salad

Bruschetta with Parsley & Caper Salad Makes 1 cup This is a tasty filling that can be used as a dip, pate or stuffed under the skin of chicken before roasting for a bit of a twist. This also makes a great accompaniment to fish, lamb…
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Covaccine

Covaccine These are small thin style pizza breads that the Tuscan farmers use to make to test whether their wood fired ovens were hot enough to bake the bread. Unlike most other focaccias or pizze, no oil or salt is added to the bread until…
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Baked Asparagus with Parmesan & Balsamic

Baked Asparagus with Parmesan & Balsamic Serves 4 This is a delicious simple side dish, suited to accompany any meal. You can use any sort of caramelized balsamic vinegar now available in supermarkets and good delicatessens. 2…