Galicia, Spain

August 5th, 2010

Galicia is the region of Spain right above Portugal. For those who love good food and eating fish it is really the way to go. In the picture below octopus, empanada and peppers of Padron.

Galicia by Paolo Ciccarese
Galicia by Paolo Ciccarese Galicia by Paolo Ciccarese Food from Galicia by Paolo Ciccarese

Beautiful Genova

May 15th, 2008

Where Christopher Columbus was from and from where the first jeans pants have been shipped (in 1600). It is the city of pestofocaccia is from around there too.

Royal Palace Genova

Alitalia Business Class

April 13th, 2007

After another 3 months in US it’s time to go back to Italy again. It is supposed to be spring, but in Boston there has been snow in the early morning and rain by the time I reached the airport… and when everything was grey… surprise, upgraded to business class :P . I’ll tell you, it is awesome to feel at home when you are still on the plane.

Why? A cool crew and, for dinner:
- White whine from Montalto Pavese as aperitif
- Pennette pasta in Pachino cherry tomato and basil sauce
- Verdicchio white wine with salmon fillet in a potato crust served with zucchini julienne and braised carrots
- Fresh fruit
- Limoncello with pastries

Oh, it happened that the hostess put some white whine of the wrong type together with the Verdicchio…. she changed the glass as soon as she realized it. Recently, in a fancy restaurant in Cambridge, the waitress, to bring away one almost empty glass, threw the end of it in the new one that was containing a different wine… they were both white, right… but still…

September… grapes

September 4th, 2006

September is the month of grapes… which in Italy often means wine. One of the most famous Italian wines is the well known Brunello di Montalcino which is also quite expensive (I think it is something about 40 euros a bottle). I usually prefer some less expensive but still really good wines like Bonarda (from Piemonte) and Gutturnio (from Colli Piacentini in the Emilia-Romagna region).

Grapes Grapes Grapes

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