GUIDE TO ITALIAN LIVING

Mortara Goose
From humble origins to...

Mortara Goose

There’s an Italian saying, del maiale non si butta via niente – “throw away no part of the pig”. But anyone passing through...

Cortina: past and present
Nature, sport and Dolomites

Cortina: past and present

Many things happened in 1905. Las Vegas was founded, the Transiberian Express opened, and Albert Einstein published the first fruits of his Theory of Relativity....

Alta Val Tidone
Beauty and Mystery

Alta Val Tidone

Piacenza is the most inland province of Emilia, and ever since the time of Marcus Aemilius Lepidus it has ushered the Via Emilia down to the River...

Clear, sweet, fresh waters
An oft-neglected chapter...

Clear, sweet, fresh waters

There’s always someone who has discovered some long-forgotten cheese recipe; someone else who has ground a type of grain that no one has grown for...

Pigeon in the Pot
Hard but worth it

Pigeon in the Pot

Without a doubt, pigeon is one of those animals that provokes the fiercest culinary debate. Some love it, some hate it; some do it rare, some well done....

The End of Emilia
Borderlands and border dishes

The End of Emilia

It goes back a thousand years, Finale Emilia, and it has been a bordertown for every one of them. Today it divides the province of Modena from the province...