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From Sophia to Michelle can be compared to a guided tour where recipes, characters and anecdotes merge and become stories retold by the author, an internationally renowned chef, who invites us to join him as he retraces some of his most significant encounters while animating the experiences for his readers.   Four Olympics, EXPO Milan […]

Cortemilia: Italy’s Sustainable Village and Ecomuseum

Cortemilia won one of Italy’s Sustainable Village and Ecomuseum award for its community-lead approach to conservation, interpretation, and management of local heritage for sustainable development. This charming medieval town of about 2,500 residents is nestled in the heart of the Upper Langhe.  It’s about a half hour drive from Alba, home of the famed White […]


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The Truffle Chef

Carlo ZarriSet in the heart of the serene, timeless town of Cortemilia in Cuneo, Piedmont is Villa San Carlo. Owner and hotelier, Carlo Zarri and his family have been welcoming and pampering guests with Piedmontese cooking and hospitality for four generations.Carlo took over the family business in 1997 — first working at the front desk, […]

Italian Truffles

Truffles Erratically sphere-shaped, and varying in sizes, truffles of more than a hundred varieties have been discovered worldwide. However, only a small percent fetch exorbitant prices on the international delicacy market. Wild truffles are found in Italy, France, Spain, Croatia, several Europe countries, North America, Australia, Asia and even the African desert. Cultivated truffles are […]