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From the eighteenth to the twentieth century, aristocrats from all over Europe flocked to Italy for what was called a "Grand Tour": an educational rite of passage, a time to explore the country's art, academics, and culture. Today, we're taking you on a culinary Grand Tour. Here are 9 recipes from the regions of Italy -- from Sicily to Lombardia, Tuscany to Lazio. Buon appetito!

TUSCANY: Tuscan Chicken Liver Pate by gluttonforlife

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Tuscan Chicken Liver Pate

 

TUSCANY (and other regions, too!): Grandma DiLaura's Italian Ricotta Gnocchi by cdilaura

Grandma DiLaura's Italian Ricotta Gnocchi

 

PIEDMONT: Risotto Rosso by Abra Bennet

Risotto Rosso

 

LAZIO: Pasta e Fagioli by QueenOfGreen

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LIGURIA: Spinaci alla Genovese by Waverly

Spinaci alla Genovese

 

PIEDMONT: Polpette di Vitello, Tonnato Style by pierino

Polpette di Vitello, Tonnato Style

 

SICILY: Sicilian-Style Swordfish by cucinettaNYC

Sicilian-Style Swordfish

 

LAZIO: Luciana's Porchetta by Aliwaks

Luciana's Porchetta