The Salone del Gusto / Terra Madre 2016 is fast approaching. This year for the first time, the international Slow Food event is going to be held in the city center of Turin. Continue reading “Girl’s Gotta Drink | Five things to do for free in Turin”
Piedmont has some of the best and most beautiful places for hiking that I’ve ever had the fortune to trek. Continue reading “Where to hike in Italy: the mountains of Piedmont”
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”
If the setting for a real-life fairy tale exists, I found it in Canova. Continue reading “A Medieval Village in Piemonte, Restored and Idyllic”
If there is one stereotype about Italians that is true, it is this: Italians love to talk about food. Snatches of stolen conversation carry sentences like, “and then add the parmigiana, un filo of olive oil, and put it in the oven,” wafting through the air like the scents of dinner cooking. If you’re eavesdropping and notice the shouting, the grand gestures, the scenes that look like arguments, don’t be alarmed: there’s a good chance they’re just discussing the best way to cook eggplant parmigiana. Continue reading “The Secret to Cooking Snails and Finding Porcini”
Turin is a city of mystery, magic, and legend. Its history is riddled with myths and mystical figures who have passed through. Secret caves, cryptic messages, symbols written in stone, groups such as the Freemasons, the Turin Shroud, the Holy Grail, and more all contribute to its mystery. Continue reading “Turin Legends: Royal Alchemy”