The Food and Wine of Alto Adige

After a fantastic trip to Northern Italy, GDP has some great recipes to share

 


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The Food and Wine of Alto Adige Having recently returned from a trip to Trentino and the Alto Adige, my mind is insistent on reminding me of the wonderful food and wine I enjoyed while there. In late August, the nights were cool and crisp, lending themselves to a rather indulgent attitude to both food and wine. Not that an excuse was needed, of course!

In these lands in the adjacent province of northern Italy, the food is heavily influenced by the deep Tyrolean roots of the region. That doesn’t mean that the best of Italy wasn’t poached for the culinary repertoire, as well. Risotto is not an unusual dish for the region, though Canederli (bread dumplings) and Krauti are more commonly encountered. This time of year, apples are in abundance and grace just about every table!

I’ve found a few winning recipes that capture the essence of the region’s autumnal cuisine, courtesy of our friends at Alto Adige Wines. I hope you enjoy the beautifully simple flavors of these dishes, each paired with the appropriate wine, of course!

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  • Snooth User: tlowme
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    This is some wonderful comfort food!!! I'm wondering why the author refers to the Valtellina as being Austrian influenced. It is actually neighboring Switzerland. One of the best dishes to come out of the Valtellina is a dish whereby steaming hot rice is directly poured on top of a round of Reggiano and scraped until the melting cheese is incorporated into the rice, at which time speck and raisinated grapes are added to the mix. I'm not sure what it is called. I just call it sublime!!!! Especially with a bottle of Valtellina Superiore 2003 Prestigio!!

    Sep 28, 2012 at 2:21 PM


  • Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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    I don't believe I mentioned the Valtellina.

    Sep 28, 2012 at 4:33 PM


  • Snooth User: tlowme
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    Sorry for the confusion. I was referring to the author of the 'Want to Learn More' page, Eric Guido. Specifically I was referring to the statement, "The foods of the Valtellina are more recognizable as Austrian". If I am misunderstanding his statement, I would love to learn more about that. Thanks!

    Sep 28, 2012 at 9:43 PM


  • Hi everybody!

    My name is Gianni Pasolini, I'm a professional sommelier and wine blogger in Trentino Alto Adige.

    Nice work about my region!

    If you are looking for a wine journalist that describe local wines, that send you weekly information and other things about wine-event, contact me!

    Pasolini75@gmail.com

    Ciao!

    Sep 29, 2012 at 3:46 AM


  • Leek Risotto - gotta try that recipe!

    Oct 04, 2012 at 3:09 PM


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