Category Archives: Piedmont

The region of Piedmont is well-known for its quality hazelnuts. And so right before we left Turin to come back home to NYC our friend Silvia had a special surprise in store for us from Chivasso: nocciolini (noh-chyo-lee-ni). Dolciaria Fontana is … Continue reading

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A Day Trip to Lake Orta

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Italy is filled with beautiful landscapes and the region of Piedmont does not disappoint one bit. With my birthday quickly approaching and being that I am in the last trimester of pregnancy, I felt the urge to take a day … Continue reading

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An Inside Look at Cascina Fontanacervo

When I first met Enrica from Cervelli fuori little did I know that I would be meeting a young woman whose family has been raising dairy cows since the 1600s in Italy. Her family owns and operates Cascina Fontanacervo, a high-quality, small … Continue reading

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Seasons of Life

Some of my fondest memories from childhood are those I spent in the garden, side by side with my mom. She grew fruits and vegetables such as strawberries and tomatoes when Miami’s tropical sun would allow. Then in the winter, … Continue reading

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The Hunt for Truffles Begins

“Look for it with your dogs under calm oaks or ancient elms, around the solemn willows or the spread robinia: when you see it emerging from the ground with all its majesty, you will but surrender to it,” from the … Continue reading

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Having some restaurant work experience in Miami and Turin I remember well my meals that were taken after lunch service. And so the other day, we decided to meet some friends who own and operate a restaurant in the San … Continue reading

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Turin, the Home of Pastificio Defilippis

I must admit that I have wanted to write about Pastificio Defilippis ever since I tasted my first meal there a couple of months ago. The winter holiday season was just getting underway. Come to think of it, it was … Continue reading

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