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Read about Mark's travels and recipes in Vinci, Italy!

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A Comforting, Italian Winter Recipe~

Veal Tips With Polenta

[Subscribers, please click HERE to watch the “Veal Tips with Polenta” cooking video.] Veal Tips with Polenta Spezzatino della Nonna con Polenta This is the Italian version of a dish most Southerners know well—Grillades & Grits. For Italians, this is hearty comfort food at its best. Nonna taught this recipe to me while I lived with her and her family …

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Day 3: It’s all a matter of taste~

Blending Glass Cover Photo

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DaVinci “Welcome” Video~

"2012 DaVinci Wine Storyteller Mark Leslie"

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Day 2: Now The Fun Begins…

"2012 Davinci Wine Storyteller"

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DaVinci Wine tasting with Filippo Volpi…

"2012 DaVinci Wine Storyteller Experience"

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The Great Pumpkin – Cobbler

Pumpkin Apple Pear Cobbler Photo

[Subscribers, please click HERE to watch the video from your e-mail.] While I was living with Nonna and her family in Viterbo, Nonna was very excited one day to show me a molto particulare recipe. Well, I was intrigued, to say the least. The more she went on about it, the more it seemed familiar to me. And when she …

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Day 1: The Arrival ~

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Prologue~

"2012 DaVinci Wines Storyteller"

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King Porcini~

Bow Tie Pasta With Mushrooms And Cream Photo

[Subscribers, please click HERE to view the video from your e-mail.] Fall cooking with Mushrooms When the weather cools off my taste buds yearn for mushrooms. It must have something to do with the woodsy scent of leaves turning colors and falling to the ground or it could be that I usually travel to Italy in the fall when Porcini …

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Tailgate cooking~

Tailgate Sandwich.Salad1 Photo

[Subscribers, please click HERE to view the video from your e-mail.] Grilling for Game Day It’s football season and that means tailgating and game day food! But hot dogs and hamburgers can get old after awhile—along with bagged chips and dip. My “Tailgating Grilled Steak Salad or Sandwich” recipe gives you two options on how to serve this single recipe …

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