To Do

“Find a passion and pursue it. Fall in love. Dream big. Drink wine, eat great food and spend quality time with good friends. Laugh everyday. Believe in magic. Tell stories. Seize opportunities. Love with all your heart. Spend time with family. Forgive. Smile. Be grateful. Trust in yourself. Be thankful. Be nice to everyone. And… Continue reading To Do

From wine what wonderful friendship springs

“Wine to me is passion. It’s family and friends. It’s warmth of heart and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It’s culture. It’s the essence of civilization and the art of living…” — Robert Mondavi Once we started up the winding driveway, frosty grapevines and clearly defined plots of land suddenly surrounded us. With the… Continue reading From wine what wonderful friendship springs

A very Christmas kick-off

“In literature and in life we ultimately pursue, not conclusions, but beginnings.” – Sam Tanenhaus Three weeks in, and what a beginning it has been! Italy has welcomed me with open arms — and strange outlets that don’t charge devices properly, a washing machine that traps my clothes for hours at a time, and hours… Continue reading A very Christmas kick-off

A weekly indulgence…

Cioccolata Calda (chi-o-co-la-ta call-da) is vaguely comparable to the drinking chocolate served with churros in Spain or, the rich indulgences in Switzerland. Unlike anything I have ever had before, this of thick, creamy, liquid velvet is absolutely intoxicating! Lucky for us, Caffè Converso, famous for their Cioccolata Calda con Panna (with whip), is just at… Continue reading A weekly indulgence…

A new kind of Sunday funday

No, this is not class. This informal gathering of UNISG students, teaching one another how to make handmade pasta, was organized outside of the university curriculum. Although our program is not culinary in any capacity, in a University town full of gastronomes from all over the globe, it is clear that we will all be… Continue reading A new kind of Sunday funday

Class with Carlo Petrini

“According to the Food Agriculture Organization (FAO) the world produces enough food to sustain twelve billion people. There are seven billion people on this earth. And one billion are starving. A quick calculation makes clear that fifty-percent of that food is wasted.” “Only two things in life are truly essential to the continuity of human… Continue reading Class with Carlo Petrini