Instagram feeds are filling with mouth-watering photos of everyone’s baking through quarantine. Finally having all the world at home means you can finally try your hand in the kitchen. Well if you have a sweet tooth, and are counting down the days till you can book your flight to Italy, why not try out someContinue reading “5 Italian Sweets to Bake During Quarantine”
Valle D’Aosta: For reds there are two wines that come to mind from the region of Valle d’Aosta: Donnas: Another more common DOC of the region, Donnas is made with 85% Nebbiolo grape. It is aged a minimum of 24 months, 10 in wooden barrels; the Superiore denomination is aged 30 months 12 of whichContinue reading “Italian Wines You Have To Try: From the North to South of Italy”
Does your dream Italy vacation include a day tasting wine in the rolling hills of the Italian countryside? Exploring Italy’s vineyards is the perfect way to spend a day outside of the busy city. There is so much to learn about family traditions, winemaking, and the culture of Italian wine; plus there are plenty ofContinue reading “Visiting Italy’s Vineyards: Tips for planning a day of Italian wine tasting and winery visits”
Sit down for an Aperitivo in one of the historic cafès of Torino and you’ll probably see a menu of Wine, Spritz, and Vermouth. Wine we all know is Piemonte’s pride and joy; Spritz has spread its reach to be the defining cocktail of Italy, but Vermouth? What’s that?
Whenever anyone asks me what I love the most about living in Italy my answer, without hesitation is always: Aperitivo.
This post about Cafe Al Bicerin was originally written for Risotto & Steel, a collaborative project exploring the gastronomy of Northern Italy. Coffee in Torino Lately, in light of the controversy of Starbucks opening in Milan, Italy’s coffee culture has felt under attack. Many say this generation of Italians drink so much coffee and payContinue reading “Torino’s Treasured Coffee and Cafe Al Bicerin”
Organizing and trying to communicate the biggest celebration of good, clean and fair food, Slow Food’s Terra Madre Salone del Gusto turned out to be a real challenge. But it came through and the real light of this experience was the live coverage of the 5-day event. From September 20 to 24 I had theContinue reading “Terra Madre Salone del Gusto”