Gnocchi a la Piemontegirl

Many years ago, I stood in the kitchen at Casa Vietti and watched Nonna make gnocchi. She told me the recipe, and showed me how to do it, but I never did. I recentky grew my own Sage plant and since I don't really like sage, I decided that I would try to make Gnocchi... Continue Reading →

Wine of the Week

Mauro Veglio Barbera d'Alba   Wine: Barbera d'Alba Producer: Mauro Veglio Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: Barbera Vintage: 2014   Eye: Intense ruby red, some violet Nose: red fruits, cherry and plums Mouth: well balanced, good acidity, mineral, medium body     Price Point: $19 Available at Vinmonopolet: Yes


Collisoni. Ever heard of it? Every summer the town of Barolo hosts a music festival in its city center. They have pretty impressive lineups; last year Sting performed, and this year Robbie Williams will perform. If you are in the area around the 16th and 17th of July, check it out! Check out their website... Continue Reading →

Top 5 “local” dishes in Barolo

Insalata Russa Vitello Tonnato Ragu Carne Cruda Bagna Cauda   Insalata Russa A "russian" salad of peas, carrots and potato with a mayo tuna sauce. One of my favorites! Vitello Tonnato A tuna sauce with kapers over sliced veal. Very good! Ragu Usually served with tajarin, this ragu is a must. The meat varies, but... Continue Reading →

Wine of the Week

Azelia Dolcetto 2013 Wine: Bricco dell'Oriolo Producer: Azelia Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: dolcetto Vintage: 2013   Eye: intense red Nose: raspberry, cherry, florals Mouth: slightly metallic, fresh, ripe     Price Point: $14 Available at Vinmonopolet: yes

Wine of the Week

Cavallotto Langhe Chardonnay 2013   Wine: Langhe Chardonnay Producer: Cavallotto Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: Chardonnay Vintage: 2013   Eye: pale yellow Nose:  citrus, green apple, white pepper, no oak Mouth: medium acidity, fresh, minerals   Price Point: $19 Available at Vinmonopolet: maybe

Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines

Many of the winemakers in Piemonte (more specifically Barolo) have become my friends and it is always a joy to see when their wines make it to the top of the lists. Marengo's Bricco Delle Viole reached #15 on Wine Spectators Top 100 Wines! Congratulations Marco, Jenny and Marenghino! See the full list here: Continue Reading →

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