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!
— Gregory Del Piaz, Snooth