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Matthew Accarrino’s recipe for Farro Pasta with Speck, Green Onions, and Poppy Seeds

April 23rd, 2020 - Colin O'Brien

A while ago, we asked our friend (and famous chef) Matt Accarrino for a cookie recipe. Because who doesn’t like cookies? Unsurprisingly, his Michelin-starred twist on a classic treat was a big hit with the inGamba family, so we cheekily went back and asked him for some more dishes. He was happy to help, allowing us to share a few recipes from his book, SPQR: Modern Italian Food and Wine. So more are on the way, but this pasta is an excellent place to start. Buon appetito!

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Need an indoor trainer? Read this first

April 20th, 2020 - Colin O'Brien

Indoor training has come a long way in the last few years. Back in the day, using home trainers just felt wrong, because the equipment was clunky, loud, and worst of all, monotonous. And the ride itself was static and uninteresting – the exact opposite of what getting on your bike should be. Putting in the hours over winter would certainly yield results come spring, but unless you were racing it never really felt worth it. But no more. 

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Aperitivo time: Recipes for our favorite cocktails

April 6th, 2020 - Colin O'Brien

We always have the makings of a few signature cocktails close to hand. There’s nothing wrong with reaching for an ice-cold beer or a glass of wine at the end of the day, but sometimes you just need something a little more special.

Food and drink can be a great way to relive memories, especially in times like these. And while there’s no substitute for enjoying one of these with friends after a long bike ride in Italy or Portugal, we’re tipping our hat to all the places we can’t wait to go with these signature cocktails. So bottoms up, and here’s to raising a glass together real soon.

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Tiramisu: The perfect pick-me-up recipe

April 5th, 2020 - Colin O'Brien

Anyone who has ever spent time with us in Tuscany will have fond memories of the tiramisu at Borgolecchi. In fact, anyone who has spent any time at all in Italy had at least one tiramisu after dinner that left a lasting impression. The name means “pick me up” in Italian, and that’s exactly what it is, a sweet, creamy, slightly caffeinated treat that puts a spring in your step after a good, long meal.

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Do you Zwift? Here’s how to get set up and join us for rides!

March 23rd, 2020 - Colin O'Brien

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few years, or at least somewhere where there’s year-round riding weather, you will have definitely heard people talking about Zwift. It’s the best way to get your cycling fix when you can’t go outside. 

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Who wants a (Michelin-starred) cookie?

March 22nd, 2020 - Colin O'Brien

Who doesn’t love a cookie from time to time? Especially after a long ride, with a nice cup of coffee. We don’t like to do things by halves, however, so any old cookie just wouldn’t do. We like our cookies with some Michelin-star flare, so we got in touch with a good friend for some help.

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A cyclist’s guide to stretching & core exercises

March 18th, 2020 - Staff Writer

Building a strong core and increasing your flexibility will have a dramatic affect on your life, on and off the bike. Not only will it make you a better, fitter athlete, but when you’re spending hours in the saddle it will make you a more comfortable one, too. So once we realised that we had a leading personal trainer and fitness instructor in the gang, we asked her to come up with this guide to core work and stretching, just for you. Read it and make a few minutes time each day to practice a little. You will not regret it. 

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