The Bred Blog

The Mythical Islands of Sicily

Abounding in beauty and natural mysteries, Sicily and its islands have through the ages been a center of ancient intrigue. Most famously mythologized by the ancient Greeks, the islands proved to be wellsprings of the unexplainable, a landscape comprised of curiosities too majestic and grand not to spark the imagination. In the Sicily of today […]

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Truffle Hunting in the Green Heart of Umbria

It is where verdant rolling hills meander gracefully past centuries-old hill towns and disappear into lush thickets punctuating the landscape. In Italy’s fertile green heart, carpets of moss shaded beneath canopies of oak nurture the rarest of Umbria’s gastronomic treasures within the dank recesses of the earth. The captivating landscape of Umbria, with its undulating […]

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Cicchetti: Typically Venetian, Totally Delicious

While the majesty of Venice’s gondola-crafting tradition has sadly been diluted into the stereotype of the singing gondolier swathed in stripes, many more of the great republic’s cultural traditions have faced the same fate at the whim of too many overzealous visitors. But one tenacious tradition, which seems to have stood the test of time […]

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