We return with Blogging Piemonte, the group of bloggers based in Piemonte writing about our (mostly) expat & (some) local lives here. This month’s theme is Carnevale!
In the US, Carnevale is something that happens down in New Orleans for a day or two. Lots of beads, everything is green and purple, people basically drink and play music all day—that was my impression (clearly, I never went to New Orleans for Carnevale or otherwise). Continue reading “The oldest Carnevale in Piemonte”
I wanted to write a post about Italian food rules—everything from the when to drink cappuccino to the correct way to eat your spaghetti (I’ll tell you now: no cutting!). However, I’m far from being an authority. So I went to a friend and fellow blogger, Paolo Rigiroli of Disgraces on the Menu, who is a bona fide italiano living in Canada. He had an even better idea.
Continue reading “The Basic Rules of Italian Food”
I’m going on a pasta journey to discover Italy’s cuisine.
Italy’s culinary diversity has always surprised me. I learned about it back in Italian classes in college before I’d studied abroad. “Every region has its own traditions and dishes,” our professor said. I understood her words, but I didn’t fully comprehend her meaning until I started living in Italy. Continue reading “A Journey through Italy with Pasta”
This month’s Blogging Piemonte topic is “A Day in the Life.” When you’re in Italy, even as a tourist, there is one thing you will experience in daily life: the Italian line. Continue reading “Where is a Line not a Line? In Italy.”
Why hadn’t anyone told me about podcasts?
Sure, I knew about them. But no one told me, “It’s like listening to your own tailored radio show,” or, “It’s like getting a TED talk or free lecture on something awesome.” Continue reading “Writing Inspiration from Podcasts”
In Italy, the risk of making a brutta figura is waiting just around the corner. Continue reading “The brutta figura in Italian culture”