Category Archives: Piedmont


Bruno Giacosa, legendary Italian winemaker dies.

  Sad news resonates with people.  We knew Bruno Giacosa had been ailing for some years, but the news of his passing this Monday stopped us in the moment to think of him, his love […]

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Italy’s Richest Man has Died.

Thank you Michele Ferrero. Gianduja. Nutella. Ferrero Rocher chocolate candy. The enticing aroma of chocolate and hazelnuts filled the air around the village of Alba in the NW Italian region of Piedmont which is the […]

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Traipsing the Terroir of Nebbiolo

  Cluster of nebbiolo grapes, Barolo, Piedmont, Italy Traipsing the Terroir of Nebbiolo   Eric Asimov describes characteristics of Piemont nebbiolos of this fine Italian wine region that you may want to know and taste […]

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“It may smell funny, but the elusive white truffle fetches fortune”

Have you wondered what a white truffle is? They will be featured in my book about the land and people of the Northwest italian wine and food region of Piemonte. Here’s a new radio story […]

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Salumi! Coming to America

To quote one of my favorite reporters, Sylvia Poggioli,  “Starting May 28, a four-decades-old ban on the import of many Italian salumi will be lifted.”  Here’s a link to an excellent article  to read if you […]

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