Monthly Archives: November 2010

A Day Trip with Eataly to “Spiriti Langoroli” or Spirits from Le Langhe

I love the region of Le Langhe for many reasons but the most important one for me is that it always brings me back to nature. And so, I was fortunate again to find a tour being offered by Eatinerari … Continue reading

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From Turin to Rome, Sant’Eustachio Il Caffè

This has been one intense week for me. In addition to my regular work schedule I needed to make a trip to the American Embassy in Rome. And as it is said in Italy when someone asks, “How was Rome?” … Continue reading

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Badalucco and the Taggiasca Olive

I have been looking to participate in an olive harvest or una raccolta d’oliva in Liguria for a couple of weeks now and was thrilled when I found out about a tour being offered by Eataly to visit Oliver Roi … Continue reading

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Photos of Badalucco and Montalto in Liguria

The view from Montalto while visiting the olive grove which belongs to Oliver Roi, who makes Extra-Virgin olive oil from mono-cultivated Taggiasca olives. Just getting a little sense of direction… Hanging out in the olive grove…

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The Historic Caffè Pasticceria Converso in Bra, Italy

Having volunteered with some wonderful people from Slow Food Miami, one of the first things I did when I decided to relocate to Turin was to visit the town of Bra, the home of Slow Food International which was founded … Continue reading

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Caffé al Bicerin and the Soul of Turin

On a rainy, fall day all I can think of is trying to find something to bring me a little comfort. And what better than the specialty of Turin, a bicerin, (bee-che-reen). To have an authentic bicerin, one must go … Continue reading

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A Stage with Chocolate Master Silvio Bessone

Gianduiotti ripieni…filled gianduiotti Making the gianduiotti/a chocolate product of Piedmont. My culinary adventure in Italy has been one part self-evolving and one part serendipitous. I moved to Turin, Italy in September last year to follow my heart and study Italian … Continue reading

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