The list of restaurants where I could happily move in next door and be content to eat in every day got a bit longer this week after a visit to Il Talucco. The organic restaurant, which its owners Valentina Aimone and Nico Zara define as “atipico” on their business card, is also a B&B. So [...]
Moscato bianco vines. When I pulled up to Ezio Cerruti’s house in Castiglione Tinella, there were major works in progress. The cantina was being transformed, the driveway was half-paved, and uprooted plants were scattered across the lawn. “The works should be done in ten days,” he told me, “but the cantina […]
After a long and lovely lunch in the Bussia vineyards of Barolo, a massive dinner probably wasn’t entirely necessary, but I’m not one to turn down a home cooked meal, especially when the home cooks are Mauro […]
Yesterday was Pasquetta, Easter Monday, a day that was once synonymous with a picnics in a vineyard. At least that’s what it used to mean in the Langhe. Judging by the fact that our 4-hour long picnic and subsequent nap was uninterrupted by passersby, I think it is safe to […]
Vineyards outside Barolo. This week I will be traveling around the Langhe, a zone in southern Piedmont known for its wine and artisanal food production. I will be meeting pasta producers, cheesemakers, wine producers, and millers who dedicate their lives to producing high quality, natural food. Check in for updates. Arvëdse!
Today’s post is inspired by a reader question. Douglas wrote, “My wife and I will be in Rome at the end of May and will be staying in the Monteverde neighborhood. Would you be able to give us some suggested […]