I’ve always loved balsamic vinegar. Not just the stuff to add to a salad, but the thicker, aged traditional balsamic vinegar that I learned to drip over a nice parmagiano cheese. I thought I was pretty fancy, learning this little trick. I thought I was pretty cultured and worldly, understanding the difference between lesser quality […]
We may not be into seeking out the best museums or spend hours touring historical sites, but when it comes to learning about a city, and a culture, we tend to look straight to its food. What kind of ingredients are used? How is the food prepared? What are the dining habits of the local […]
The slow food movement is taking off all over the world. People are talking about the concept of farm to table cuisine and attempting to learn about where their food comes from. There is a growing appreciation for what goes into quality food. In Emilia Romagna, Italy, though, they have been concerned about farm to table […]
I am totally in love with asking the question What Did You Eat Last Night? I started asking this question to folks on Facebook, and loved seeing what people share – different dishes from around the world, both home cooked and evenings out. Everyone seems to be having their own Adventure in Food! So, I asked […]
I never imagined I would be sitting down for an amazing meal, at an organic winery, in the foothills of Bologna, to have lunch with an Italian winemaker. But, that is exactly what Yummy Italy organized during our day touring Emilia Romagna.
We pulled up to Corte d’Aibo, after a winding drive through the hills south of Bologna. The organic vineyard includes a series of buildings, including an old farmhouse that has been turned into an agritourismo, complete with guest rooms. The property overlooks vineyards, wheat fields, and fruit trees. On one side lies a biolake, a freshwater pool with a natural filtration system. On the other side, a rustic farmhouse restaurant, with a wrap around porch, overlooking the hillside.
One of the things I loved about Italy during our early trips – GELATO. All around me. Loads of it. In bright colors. All for next to nothing. Families enjoying gelato in Italy on a Sunday afternoon. Couples strolling arm in arm with a cone of gelato, sharing each other’s flavors. Then, I realized everything […]
We are not newbies to Italy travel. In fact, before this trip, we had been to over 15 cities and towns in Italy, from Rome to Milan to Venice, and loads of small towns in between. It is a place that has captured our hearts and our imaginations for years. But, we had never spent […]
How is it possible to eat almost every Catalan speciality within the span of just a few hours? With the Devour Barcelona food tour anything is possible. During a little more than 4 hours, our guide, Renee, showed us the town, literally, by walking us around the neighborhood of Gracia, taking us to the local […]
What legitimate travel blogger, and international eater, doesn’t have their go to, local place to eat dim sum in Hong Kong? Well, we certainly do. We found it during our first trip in 2009, and have been back every trip to Hong Kong since then (and sometimes more than once). Although, in interest of full […]
Now that we have this gorgeous Bali, Indonesia house, even if fraught with problems, we started talking about a housewarming. We had enough room, the gorgeous view. We even had friends to invite. Eric came up with the idea around New Years of hosting a Balinese inspired party – with babi guling and Bintang beer. […]