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National Republic Day – Romé ITALY (June 2nd)

National Republic Day ITALY When in Rome….toss that coin at the Trevi ✨ ✨ Today is National Republic Day here in Italy.  It is a national holiday as well.  It is the day Italy ended monarchy and  became a Democratic … Continue reading

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Giuditta Brozzetti Museum Perugia Italy

One of our stops today was at Giuditta Brozzetti Museum.  Old Franciscan church converted to a workshop – when in Perugia I would recommend that you visit and experience a true craftsmanship. Each piece is so unique and special because … Continue reading

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Perugia Chamber of Commerce Welcome Dinner(ITALY)

Ristorante San Lorenzo All the feels…this medieval town brings. 🇮🇹 after a lovely reception and welcome dinner by the Perugia Chamber of Commerce and a refresher on the importance of using ONLY authentic Italian products.   There are abundance of … Continue reading

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Spoletto ITALY

Spoleto ITALY Its origins date back as far as 241 BC. I had few hours to spare before our welcome dinner with the Perugia Chamber of Commerce. The map says there’s a castle, I seek for castles…naturally. This one is … Continue reading

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Nuvola Lavazza – Museo Lavazza – Turin Italy

Nuvola Lavazza – Museo Lavazza is the new space from this beloved Turin coffee company. It was just opened to the public in April 2018, A journey in over 120 years of history. Designed by architect Cino Zucchi. This will … Continue reading

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Espresso was born here – Turin Italy

Torino, I love you. Because you gave birth to espresso. An afternoon visit to this charming caffe Orso Coffee for coffee tasting & Giullinao coffee history.

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Domori Chocolate Factory Visit/Tour – None Torino Italy

Chocolate, in my opinion is the greatest gift your tongue has ever been gifted! The second chocolate factory tour was at Domori(the fine chocolate company) It’s an award-winning chocolate part of the Illy group and is the first company in … Continue reading

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Caffarel Chocolate Factory Visit/Tour – Gianavello Torino Italy

Wrapped an amazing week of culinary delight with a visit to not one but two chocolate factory and a coffee lab(two of my most favorite treats in the world). First stop, Caffarel – 190 years of history founded in 1826. … Continue reading

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Restaurant Highlight – Scannabue Ristorante – Torino Italy

Torino, Alba and its surrounding territories now count one of Italy’s highest concentrations of Michelin-starred restaurants. One such example is Scannabue Ristorante serving a superb agnolotti and the most scrumptious veal cheek.

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Vermouth Tasting – where it all begun – in Turin Italy

Vermouth tasting. Vermouth was created here in Torino. It truly is a superior elixir, based on Moscato Bianco(only Moscato can be used) It was introduced to the Duke of Savoy and became the drink of the royal court. I felt … Continue reading

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Lunch in Montegrosso D’asti, Italy

Amazing lunch with stunning views at Locanda del Boscogrande in Asti.

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Consorzio di Asti wine tasting, Asti Italy

A visit to Consorzio di Asti for a tasting of Asti Dolce, Asti Secco, Moscato d’Asti docg.

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Palazzo Righini – Fossanno Italy

Palazzo Righini, was my home for 2 days in Fossano. Fossano is a town founded in 1236 located in the province of Cuneo in Northen Italy. Four hundred years of history, stuccoes, frescoed ceilings, stones and hand-baked bricks adorns this … Continue reading

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Ristorante Condividere by Lavazza

A beautiful dinner at Ristorante Condividere by Lavazza to wrap up a full week of gastronomic delight. This trip was such a full immersion of the food & wine culture of Piedmont/Langhe area. Piedmont has a cuisine unlike any other … Continue reading

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Castello Di Pollenzo

Explored the grounds of Castle of Pollenzo, a neo-gothic architectural complex. Pollenzo acquired its medieval look by the influence of King Carl Albert of Savoy, who summoned the most famous artists of his time to work over the Church of … Continue reading

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Dinner at Castiglione Falletto & Barolo Wine Tasting

Tonight was an exquisite experience. A beautiful ride up the hills of Piedmont and cruising through charming little towns on the way to Castiglione Falletto for a wine tasting of Piedmont’s crown jewel, the Barolo red. Followed by al fresco … Continue reading

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A visit to University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo BRA

Here for University visit, cooking demo & workshop plus we get to cook! (Pictured – our masterpieces!) University of Gastronomic Sciences, the biggest of its kind in the world, teaches food from all places around the world. Anything you can … Continue reading

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True Italian Taste Tour (Piedmont Italy)

We lost two cultural icons this week, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain; I believe that we are all collectively shocked. Tomorrow, I will embark on my own “Parts Unknown” travel to beautiful Piedmont, Italy. On arrival, my first sip of … Continue reading

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