Not until our first trip to Emilia Romagna, though, that we started to learn about tasting balsamic vinegar. I came to appreciate a good aged balsamico.
I have been watching travel TV shows for years, looking for inspiration, living vicariously through the hosts. I remember spending the weekends in the basement of our Chicago condo while planning our first round the world trip, watching GlobeTrekker, Samantha Brown, Rick Steves, and Anthony Bourdain. No Reservations was like no other travel show on TV at the time, and I knew I wanted to travel like Anthony Bourdain.
Is there such a thing as too much truffles? This is what happened at the end of our meal at Amerigo dal 1934, when Chef Bettini’s famous truffle egg was placed on the table in front of us.
I never knew how to make fresh pasta, but always wanted to learn. Yummy Italy offered us the chance to learn how to make pasta in Italy, and I welcomed the chance.
One problem: we were learning in the kitchen of a Michelin star restaurant, alongside a famous American chef. I was intimidated to say the least.
When you tour a region like Emilia Romagna for two full weeks, eating yourselves silly, you are bound to eat tons of great food. During our trip we ate truffles and artisan gelato, toured vineyards, and dined in the company of Michelin star chefs. So, when we heard that there was a fancy restaurant, with […]