NEW ZEALAND HERALD – Italy: Taking a Meal to New Heights

Before even lacing my hiking boots I was anticipating lunch. It would be knuckle of pork in honey and pepper with thyme-seasoned polenta and chanterelles, washed down with a glass of pinot nero.

I was in Italy's Dolomite mountains and taking advantage of the many mountain rifugi (refuges) that offer hikers a meal worth climbing for.

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