Una Bella Sorpresa in Nizza Monferrato

When traveling, there are two things I will stop dead-in-my-tracks for: anything culinary and anything vintage.  Continue reading “Una Bella Sorpresa in Nizza Monferrato”

It doesn’t take much to make me happy

Perched on a hill top in La Morra is a tree.  Continue reading “It doesn’t take much to make me happy”

At the Foot of the Moutain: The Ultimate Foodie Travel Guide to Piedmont

Imposing snow-capped mountain peaks form a silently dramatic background to the sequence of romantic rolling hills, fertile valleys and enchanting plains which unite themselves into the 8 provinces (Alessandria, Asti, Biella, Cuneo, Novara, Torino, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Vercelli) of Italy’s 2nd largest region –Piedmont (Piemonte). Continue reading “At the Foot of the Moutain: The Ultimate Foodie Travel Guide to Piedmont”

Homemade Mulled Wine


One of the things I cherish most about Europe, are its enchanting Christmas markets. The glittering lights, the hum of a bewildered crowd, the smell of candied almonds and chestnuts roasting, and of course: the mulled wine. Mulled wine is to the Winter, what ice cream is to the summer: an ephemeral nostalgic pleasure. Continue reading “Homemade Mulled Wine”