14 04, 2015

Where to Eat & Drink in Torino

2017-02-17T15:15:28+01:00April 14th, 2015|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Piedmont, Restaurants, Travel, Wine & Spirits|3 Comments

The Mad Dog "speakeasy". From speakeasy-inspired cocktail bars and natural wine bars to offal-laced restaurant menus, Torino constantly leaves me thirsty and hungry for more. This elegant city in Piedmont feels worlds away from Rome and I love strolling its porticoed streets, grazing from place to place. Here are my top picks for where to [...]

10 08, 2012

Mulino Marino and the August Grain Harvest

2017-02-17T15:17:31+01:00August 10th, 2012|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Piedmont|0 Comments

The grape harvest in Piedmont is nearly upon us and, while nebbiolo, freisa, barbera, arneis, and other native varieties are plucked from their vines, another lesser known harvest is also commencing. In the Alta Langa region of Piedmont, the ancient enkir grain variety is being cultivated in a […]

2 01, 2012

Favorite Meals and Destinations of 2011

2017-02-17T15:21:36+01:00January 2nd, 2012|Categories: Beer, Copenhagen, Food & Wine, Gelato, Istanbul, London, Meat, Naples & Campania, New York City, Piedmont, Pizza, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Spain, Sweets & Dessert, Travel, Turkish Cuisine, Wine & Spirits|15 Comments

Liquid nitrogen aperitif at The Fat Duck. 2011 has come and gone and my 2012 calendar is beginning to fill up with what promise to be exciting culinary adventures. There is something very satisfying about planning meals half a year in advance but before I begin drifting in and out of food comas, it is [...]

20 11, 2011

Mauro Musso's Pasta Makes A Splash in Rome

2017-02-17T15:23:26+01:00November 20th, 2011|Categories: Carbs, Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Katie Parla Events, Piedmont, Rome & Lazio|13 Comments

On Thursday, 40 people gathered at Beppe e I Suoi Formaggi for a special tasting of Mauro Musso’s pasta. Mauro, who is originally from Alba in Piedmont, quit his job a few years back to pursue the difficult endeavor of artisanal pasta making. He transformed the ground floor […]

10 11, 2011

Casa dei Tajarin Comes to Rome

2017-02-17T15:24:16+01:00November 10th, 2011|Categories: Carbs, Gastronomic Traditions, Piedmont, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|11 Comments

One of the most passionate food artisans I have ever encountered is Mauro Musso, the proprietor of Casa dei Tajarin, a small pasta operation he runs out of the ground floor of his parents’ home in Alba. There, he makes the traditional pasta of Piedmont’s Langhe region using rare flours […]

6 05, 2011

What's Cooking at Relais San Maurizio

2017-02-17T15:28:31+01:00May 6th, 2011|Categories: Carbs, Culture, Gastronomic Traditions, Piedmont, Restaurants|0 Comments

Il Ristorante di Guido da Costigliole’s Dining Room. Perched above Santo Stefano Belbo, Relais San Maurizio is world famous for its luxury accommodations, soothing spa, and elegantly prepared food. Il Ristorante di Guido da Costigliole is the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, which serves polished Langhe cuisine under the exposed […]