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Farinata: a crispy top crust with rosemary and a custard center
Piero and I went alone today to his vineyard in Strevi to collect the cortese grapes, a white variety native to Piemonte. He has a small number of cortese vines, so the two of us were able to do the job [...]


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Vanessa with Fiorio’s Gianduja Gelato: Her Expression Says It All
Today we had a day free to walk around Torino. Four years have passed since the last time I was here and my priorities were set: gelato, gelato, and some more gelato.
Our first stop had to be Fiorio, located at [...]

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Cascina Piola: A welcome place for family and friends
Five years ago I took a similar trip to Europe to volunteer on organic farms. I was traveling alone and spent most of my time in Italy. My first three months were on a large cooperative in the Maremma, the coastal region [...]

Manchego cheese, information pills two types of chorizo, and the outstanding Pata Negra Bellota ham.
Most of our eating on this trip is on the farms. With the farm products of such high quality, restaurant eating seems a weak second by comparison. Despite this, we felt it was our responsibility to eat at least some [...]

Didier, there Evelyne, Francois, and Jean at La Mothe
If you are interested in staying at La Mothe’s Bed & Breakfast:
Moreau Didier et Evelyne
8, Chemin de Bel Air – La Mothe
89410 Beon
Languages: French, English, German
We arrived three days ago at La Mothe in Burgundy, France, the first of a number of farms we [...]


Vanessa and I are now leaving Paris and heading to the French countryside. We will work on organic farms in France, generic Spain, illness and Italy in exchange for room and board, neuropathologist via an organization called WWOOF (Willing Workers On Organic Farms). WWOOF acts an an intermediary between organic farms world-wide [...]