Monthly Archives: October 2010

Working in the Vineyard…

Thank you again to the Parusso Family and Anna for the beautiful photos they just sent me from the vendemmia last week. I have been reading a wonderful book by Roberto Spera called “Vini in Langa.” It’s a book about … Continue reading

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Bar Torre, For Some of the Best Sicilian Granita and Sicilian Pastries in Turin

I have been searching for a good Sicilian granita here in Turin for quite sometime. Granitas are a specialty of Sicily and come in many seasonal flavors. They are light, refreshing and full of flavor! This past summer I worked … Continue reading

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Looking for an Olive Harvest….Cercando una raccolta di oliva

At the present moment, I am looking to participate in an olive harvest. Today I found a wonderful website called olivepicking.com that assists people who want to give this a try. For me, it’s about fulfilling a dream of mine. … Continue reading

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La vendemmia di nebbiolo, The Nebbiolo Grape Harvest

I always give credit where credit is due and my latest experience in Italy is due in part to my friend Eric. A month ago, I asked him if he knew of a winery where I could assist with a … Continue reading

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La novità…the latest

Do you have some leftover polenta? Well, I discovered a simple and very delicious recipe that I just have to share. Recently, I took a trip to Monforte D’Alba to meet with the owners of a winery. I have always … Continue reading

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Polenta Concia, a Northern-Italian Dish

My neighbor Piero, who is a chef, recommended I go to El Canton Dij Formaggi (www.angolodeiformaggi.it) when I told him I wanted to make concia, a type of polenta served in the region of Piedmont. Piero loaned me a cookbook … Continue reading

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Guido Ristorante in Pollenzo, just outside of Turin

            I’ve lived in Turin a little over a year and only recently discovered a cooking school very close to my apartment in Piazza Vittorio. The cooking school, il melograno, is Italian for pomegranate. The … Continue reading

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