It´s official- Autumn/Fall is here (in the Northern hemisphere), and what a beautiful time of year it is indeed! And with the colder, shorter days we are craving rich food and wine! For gourmets, some wonderful spots in November include Piedmont (it´s white truffle season, basically culinary Nirvana!), lovely Lyon (gastro paradise) and La Rioja […]
An afternoon at the Salone del Gusto, By Ivano Martignetti Being the first Italian capital and home of the Italian royal family, Turin (in the region of Piemonte) has been for a very long time the benchmark for Italian cuisine and the destination for chefs and oenologists on a mission to please refined palates. As […]
Italy´s wine country is spectacularly varied from the dramatic valleys of Piedmont overshadowed by the Alps, to the fairytale wine roads of Chianti (complete with castles, medieval villages and cypress lined country roads), to the volcanic vineyards near Sicily´s Mount Etna. Wine lovers coming to Italy are spoiled for choice when it comes to beautiful […]
So, fellow foodies- here is the magic question: You win the lottery and can travel to the dream destination of your choice, all of these gourmet meccas in their own right. Which of the following would it be? 1. Tuscany, Italy 2. Barcelona, Spain 3. Provence, France 4. Langhe (Piedmont), Italy 5. San Sebastian Place […]
We heard about a lively and unusual fair (translated as “the fat ox fair”) in Piedmont, and sent our Italian specialist, Simona Piccinelli to check out this amazingly popular event near the Barolo wine country. Simona´s notes- Ever since 1910 (although there is evidence that ox markets and fairs were held weekly from as far […]
The famous truffle auction was held this past weekend, simultaneously in three locations: Merano Food & Wine Festival (with culinary journalist Luigi Cremona and chef Helmut Koecher), The Castle of Grinzane Cavour in Piedmont´s Langhe region (with Italian showman Ezio Greggio and food journalist Davide Paolini, see photos from last year’s event) and at the […]
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