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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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Il pranzo di Natale/Christmas Lunch…and More

I’ve been in Italy for over a year now, yet last Christmas I was in Lublin, Poland celebrating with my long-lost-maternal family. Both of my mom’s parents were born in Lublin, however my mom was born in Manila, the Philippines. … Continue reading

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White Truffles and Wine

It is common knowledge in these parts that even at the end of November and early December one can still find some wonderful white truffles. And so, some friends and I decided to go to the Langhe for a Sunday … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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