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PEZ Giro Trip: We Ride To Eat!

The PezCycling Giro Trip 2017 indulges the culinary senses in some of north west Italy's best restaurants. Peter Easton has hand picked these favorites - as our daily reward for riding some of Italian cycle sport's best stages.

Eat To Compete: Risotto Milanese-San Remo

Though Milan may be known primarily for its fashion, its cathedral and the great Milan-San Remo bike race, it is only slightly less well known for its creamy, golden, saffron-infused risotto. Though I typically do not like to repeat dishes and/or styles of dishes (barley risotto…), this dish is just too classically “Milanese” to overlook in conjunction with Milan-San Remo.

PEZ Eats: The Meal To Remember

So many hilites, so little time… There’s not much in Italy that does not involve food – and good eating is as much part of their cultural experience as it is nutritious and tastey. I ate a lot of great food in the last two weeks, but one meal stood out above the rest.

Best of PEZ: That Memorable Meal

In a land of amazing food, and even more amazing people, there’s always one meal that stands out when I chase the Giro. These moments materialize when least expected, but remain stuck in my mind as one of life's truly 'good times'. This one involved a smoking grill, homemade wine, and being held against my will...

Eat To Compete: Seafood Stew

The salty air of the Mediterranean Sea hits you long before its azure blue comes into view. And while the ProTour boys continue their race to the sun, it’s unlikely they’re enjoying the kind of cuisine southern France is best known for. But there’s no better way to celebrate “The Race to the Sun” than with a light, bright, and lean seafood stew. So grab your mussels, clams, and Provencal herbs and get to it.

Eat To Compete: Yam & Beef Stew With Stout

The deeper we delve into the dark and lean winter months, the more appealing big and hearty flavors become. A thick stew with complex flavors goes so much better with a muddy cross race or a wet training ride than a mixed greens salad - no question about it. Let’s dig in…

Eat To Compete: Cool, Refreshing Aguas!

Your post Tour hangover has just about worn off, your own season is winding down, and that insatiable desire you had in January (seriously, January) to get out on your bike and put in HUGE miles is all but gone. Nonetheless, the weather is nice so what else are you gonna do with your weekends? And when you get back home, you’ll definitely want something wet and cold to drink…