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 for his vineyards and his family, especially Bruna, his daughter.   It was an honor to know him and make this… Continue reading Bruno Giacosa, legendary Italian winemaker dies.

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 heart of my photo-based book project about the people and land.  This article is easy to read and tells you… Continue reading Italy’s Richest Man has Died.

Nun stuns The Voice IT with Alicia Keys song

http://www.today.com/entertainment/nun-stuns-voice-italy-alicia-keys-song-2D79415458  Things Italian… While living and working in Europe in the last year, we tuned in to “The Voice Italy” not knowing what it was.  We’d never seen the US version and ended up seeing this popular show in France and the UK. This is so much fun and says much about Italian culture….and people… Continue reading Nun stuns The Voice IT with Alicia Keys song

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 are a fan of tasty, quality cured meats from Italy. http://www.wamc.org/post/no-more-smuggling-many-cured-italian-meats-coming-america   We’ll be doing some important portraits of the… Continue reading Salumi! Coming to America

Picture Italia is back!

As Anna Abbona said to me during our fantastic wine tasting and lunch at Marchesi di Barolo in November, “Diane is back!”  Yes, after some years, the Piedmont project of Picture Italia will be closer to being completed. Confession:  I will return to the Italian Region of Piemonte in April, May and June 2013!

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