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”
Lately, every trip I have tried to take has not turned out how I had hoped. So no surprise after a road trip across the region to Valle Varaita, everywhere I wanted to visit last Friday was closed. I had made the trip down to Melle to visit Fioca Gelateria, who I had first metContinue reading “Down to Valle Varaita; A Somewhat Successful Road Trip”
Torino is the perfect city for Autumn, here are my top 5 things to do in the city during this time of year!
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”
Every August the whole country of Italy essentially shuts down (don’t worry if you were planning a trip the touristic areas and museums are the only things still open) That may sound dramatic, but really it becomes difficult to even find a supermarket close by. This is due to Ferragosto, the holiday celebrating the AssumptionContinue reading “Puglia: Bari and Polignano”
What is Matera? Matera, most famous for its “Sassi” or rock dwellings, has been settled in continuously since Paleolithic period. In fact, the area of the Sassi is said to be the site of the first ever human dwellings in Italy! These dwellings were carved into the rock and built on top of each otherContinue reading “Return to Matera”