LA CIOCCOLATA DEI MISSIONARI – Bestiame, frumento, e l’eredita’ di Padre Kino nel Messico settentrionale e in Arizona

LA CIOCCOLATA DEI MISSIONARI  - Bestiame, Frumento, e l'eredita' di Padre Kino nel Messico settentrionale e in Arizona - Storia e Ricette [Cover price Euros 22] A recently published book by Elisabetta featuring the passionate story of the Northern Italian missionary Padre Kino (Eusebio Chini) who between 1681 and 1711 changed the food culture of … Continue reading LA CIOCCOLATA DEI MISSIONARI – Bestiame, frumento, e l’eredita’ di Padre Kino nel Messico settentrionale e in Arizona

TRENTO DOC WINES – TEROLDEGO, MUELLER THURGAU, NOSIOLA, MARZEMINO, AND SPARKLING BUBBLY WHITES

TEROLDEGO ROTALIANO Served during the famous Council of Trento (1545-1563) the red Teroldego might as well be considered the prince of Trentino's red wines. To recognize its authentic provenience and local denomination in 1971 the name Rotaliano was added referring to the plain where this wine thrives best. With its origin lost in wine history, … Continue reading TRENTO DOC WINES – TEROLDEGO, MUELLER THURGAU, NOSIOLA, MARZEMINO, AND SPARKLING BUBBLY WHITES

CHOCOLATE AND COFFEE IN TRENTINO’S CITY OF ROVERETO IN NORTHERN ITALY

Have you ever celebrated the winter holidays without either chocolate or coffee? I have not. Thick smooth dark and sweet chocolate drinks, chocolate balls wrapped in colored tissue paper, chocolate bon bons filled with special liqueurs or grappa, layered chocolate pralines, chocolate chip cookies, cookies rolled in chocolate sprinkles, layered jam filled Sacher tortes, chocolate … Continue reading CHOCOLATE AND COFFEE IN TRENTINO’S CITY OF ROVERETO IN NORTHERN ITALY

Washington State’s Everett’s Coho Salmon Derby and More

25TH ANNIVERSARY WASHINGTON STATE'S EVERETT'S COHO SALMON DERBY (SEPTEMBER 22-23, 2018). During a rainy and windy almost typical State of Washington weekend of September, over 1100 fishermen and their families again welcomed coho salmon season by competing around Everett, Washington for the largest coho. This year locals and guests from far away celebrated the 25th … Continue reading Washington State’s Everett’s Coho Salmon Derby and More

MILAN AND FERRAGOSTO – IF YOU VISIT THE ALMOST DESERTED METROPOLIS

It is possible that many of you have already visited Italy's second city with its dynamic hardworking down to earth fashionable people. Often travel packages include Milan on its way to Venice, may be Vicenza, Bologna, Florence and Rome. However, for a change, try to visit the "time is money" metropolis, home of banks, stock … Continue reading MILAN AND FERRAGOSTO – IF YOU VISIT THE ALMOST DESERTED METROPOLIS

FERRARA – CITY OF DUKES, DUCHESSES, COOKS, FOOD, CULTURE AND PALIO

Ferrara, once political center of the noble Este family, where Lucrezia Borgia daughter of Pope Alexander VI lived and was wife, mother and beloved duchess, has several places where to learn more about Northern Italian history and Italian regional cuisine. The city was also once the culinary test kitchen of Messisbugo, one of the most prominent … Continue reading FERRARA – CITY OF DUKES, DUCHESSES, COOKS, FOOD, CULTURE AND PALIO

IN ROVERETO (TRENTINO) – ACCORDING TO ACCADEMIA ITALIANA DELLA CUCINA OR ELSE?

A few months ago, one of the most recent delegations of the prominent Accademia Italiana della Cucina, founded in Rovereto in 2017, sponsored an interesting convention for those who wish to understand a little bit better how the quality of eating places is evaluated by renown guides such as Michelin, Touring Club Italia, Guide dell' … Continue reading IN ROVERETO (TRENTINO) – ACCORDING TO ACCADEMIA ITALIANA DELLA CUCINA OR ELSE?

PUMPKINS, HALLOWEEN, ZOMBIES, OSS DE MORT AND AMERICAN THANKSGIVING IN ITALY

Large, medium, small, carved or sculptured, Halloween pumpkins have reached the Italian peninsula! "It's for fun..." say young Italians who like to dress up like witches, vampires, and zombies... On this I have often wondered how many of those young Italians actually realize that when they dress up as scary characters, ride the local Halloween … Continue reading PUMPKINS, HALLOWEEN, ZOMBIES, OSS DE MORT AND AMERICAN THANKSGIVING IN ITALY

Washington D.C. – Always interesting and exciting

Washington D.C. is always interesting and exciting, whether the nation's capital is recovering from a wintery snowfall or preparing for an upcoming cherry blossom festival. WASHINGTON D.C.'s ANNUAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL: It all began between 1910 and 1912, during Taft's presidency, when Japanese Mayor Yokio Ozaki of Tokyo donated 3000 cherry trees to the nation's … Continue reading Washington D.C. – Always interesting and exciting