Langhe e Roero Secondo: Birra Brasati Costatine con Grappa Smalto

Week 3 Challenge: La Carne e il Secondo (Meat in the Second Course) We’re on to week 3 in this year’s food blogging/photography challenge from the Tourist Union of the Langhe and Roero (details here, in Italian). Our week 3 challenge is the Secondo course, which always means meat.  Beef in the Piemonte is prized … Continue reading

The Wine that Changed It All: #That1stSip

Becca, the Academic Wino, shared a writing exercise from the recent professional wine writers conference where writers took just 5 minutes to write about “what wine changed our life”.  Some of my blogging buddies have taken up the challenge, so I joined them today.  If you’re interested in reading or writing, tweet about it at … Continue reading

Langhe e Roero Primi: Tajarin al Sugo di Gorgonzola

Week 2 Challenge: L’ouvo e il Primo (Egg in the 1st Course) We’re on to week 2 in this year’s food blogging/photography challenge from the Tourist Union of the Langhe and Roero (details here, in Italian). Our week 2 challenge this year is to use eggs in a Primi course.  The natural choice here is … Continue reading

Langhe e Roero Inspired Antipasto: Robiola Bosina e Funghi

Another Italian Food & Wine Challenge Last week, I received this message via facebook: Buongiorno, sono Elisa Giordano e gestiisco la pagina facebook dell’ente turismo TuLangheRoero. Da lunedì parte un nuovo contest culinario speriamo tu possa partecipare come l’anno passato, ecco il regolamento: Sei un food blogger? O semplicemente un amante del cibo? Ti piace … Continue reading

Fizzy Fun at Your Romantic Brunch #WinePW

#WinePW Wine Pairing for Romance! Our Wine Pairing Weekend group’s assignment for February is to create a romantic food & wine pairing. You’ll find links to all the posts at the bottom of this page. Please take a look at all the great ideas. Valentine’s Day and Any Day What better way to create a … Continue reading

In Tuscany, Red Wine Pairs with Fish #ItalianFWT

Seaside in Italy Exploring Italy (virtually), we have been enjoying lots of meats and pasta.  It’s time to move to the coast!  In our #ItalianFWT twitter chat last month, the folks at ReDiscover Lambrusco gave me this advice: When you’re at a seaside restaurant, look at the wine at the tables.  If all the wine … Continue reading

Emilia Romagna Find: Sparkling Orange Malvasia

A Lesser Known Wine Terzo Vino Bar in Minneapolis is one of our favorite hangouts.  They have a great Italian wine list with lots of interesting wines by the glass.  Back in December I was thinking about Emilia Romagna, our upcoming region in our virtual tour of Italy. I was looking over the by-the-glass choices, … Continue reading

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