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Ligurian Coast & Lake Como: Moscardini, Missoltini and Much Else

Ligurian Coast & Lake Como: Moscardini, Missoltini and Much Else

Old Nov 22nd, 2008, 08:43 AM
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What a report!! We have a similar trip high on "The List". Lots of great info here. Thanks for posting!!
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Old Nov 22nd, 2008, 11:30 AM
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Conde NastTraveler had an article on fishing in Lake Como either this past spring or summer The author went fishing with local fishermen. There was no mention of pollution so hope it isn't a problem in the middle part of the lake.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2008, 12:09 PM
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Happy do you remember the issue of CN Traveller that had that story? Thanks!
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Old Nov 22nd, 2008, 01:13 PM
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You find the article on their website but I don't know what isssue it was in( except that it was between my last two trips so late April to late August as I read it at home) Silvio's is mentioned.
Thanks again for this report and the SE Asia one too.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2008, 01:36 PM
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Great report. Very helpful information for our tentative trip to this area next fall.

It's also interesting that mountainhippie has posted the identical post on 180+ threads today. Must be a slow day where he/she is.
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Old Nov 24th, 2008, 04:04 AM
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How interesting, eks - which theatre will your BIL be directing at ? Agree, though, London not as exciting as Piemonte !
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Old Nov 24th, 2008, 04:23 AM
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Caroline: At the Royal Court Theatre, in May.
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Old Nov 24th, 2008, 02:10 PM
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I will just mention here that I just received a new book entitled, " The Terroir Guide: Food and Wine: The Italian Riviera and Genoa."

The author is David Downie, who has written a well-regarded book on the cooking of Rome as well as Enchanted Liguria, which I mentioned above.


The book looks promising:

http://www.amazon.com/Italian-Rivier...26&sr=8-14
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Old Nov 25th, 2008, 03:33 AM
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Looks good, eks. The Royal Court, eh - impressive !
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Old Apr 14th, 2009, 03:54 AM
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I just got a tip on a local restaurant in the Lake Como area, in Ossuccio, near Lenno.

Thought I would pass it along and save for next time.. Mountain and lake dishes, and the famous "polenta uncia" discussed above:





http://www.crottolasorgente.com/I-no...n_1337811.html
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Old Jun 10th, 2009, 02:44 PM
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For Artsygirl...regarding Menaggio, etc. (see last part of report for Lake Como)
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Old Oct 23rd, 2009, 02:31 AM
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topping for Scrb
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Old Oct 23rd, 2009, 02:10 PM
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Wonderful report, ekscrunchy. My only question...how do I wait till May?
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Old Oct 24th, 2009, 03:42 AM
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CMC: Thanks!

It is so difficult to wait!

Here is a tip, try to get your hands on a copy of Fred Plotkin's book, RECIPES FROM PARADISE, LIFE AND FOOD ON THE ITALIAN RIVIERA. (Sadly out of print, but you can find used copies on Amazon; this is a book you may want to own)

There is a lot of interesting text along with recipes and photos. By the time you are ready to leave, you may have mastered the pansoti with walnut sauce!

http://www.thedailybeast.com/beast-board/item/930/


http://www.amazon.com/Recipes-Paradi.../dp/0316710717


And in your spare time, we can begin discussing the NEXT destination!!
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Old Oct 24th, 2009, 04:36 AM
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For me that would be Bermuda. Where are you headed next?

The suggestions are much appreciated!
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Old Oct 24th, 2009, 10:50 AM
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CMC: I have a "big" trip coming up in late winter--to Burma, Shanghai and Hong Kong. I hope I will be able to take another European trip in 2010--I was thinking of Puglia but have not made any plans yet..... Spain (Catalonia??) is also calling my name!
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Old Oct 24th, 2009, 05:36 PM
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Fabulous! I will have to live vicariously through you.
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Old Aug 5th, 2010, 02:54 AM
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ttt for LUVSUN
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Old Aug 5th, 2010, 11:36 AM
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Great informatin! Bookingmarking this for future use.
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It's still great information!!!!!!
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