Create your wine in the Euganean Hills

Amanda is an expert sommelier and a good marketing consultant and a well-known farm in the Euganean Hills commissioned her the launch of an innovative line of wine derived from different denomination of the best products of the winery. For this important task, Amanda has decided to involve a team of oenologists with a particular creativity who will be given carte blanche to go off the grid.
Are you creative enough to be part of this team? Amanda is waiting for you at Podere Villa Alessi with all the tools of the trade.
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Unveil ancient vineyards in Venice off the beaten track

Giuseppina is a historian and researcher from Venice and she has recently discovered that many streets take their name from the wine trade as Venice, from 1300 to 1700, was the largest disposal station of wine in Europe, partly produced inside the city. The news is shocking and to arrive at a detailed discovery, Giuseppina summons historian colleagues from all over the world to help her map the history and traditions of this unexpected revelation
Your knowledge of the history of wine and the wine trade in Europe will be very useful. Meanwhile Giuseppina is waiting for you at the Church of San Silvestro near Rialto with a map showing the reliefs of all the streets.
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The Cuisine of the Monsú of the 800 Sicilian aristocracy

Mariagrazia is an expert in agri-food productions and together with her friend Roberta, a professional cook, she thought to create the first Master in Cuisine of the Monsú, where you will learn to choose food products, to cook them and even to prepare the table in the manner envisaged by this particular type of cuisine. You will discover the tradition of the French chefs hired by the high aristocracy of the time, contaminated with the truest soul of Sicily.
If you have decided to participate do not hesitate, bring the shopping bag and Mariagrazia will give you the apprentice badge.… Read More

The marriage of Hazelnut and Chocolate

Giuliana Nocciola and Emanuele Cioccolato decided to celebrate their wedding in Giffoni, the village of Hazelnut PGI. The organization is entrusted to Mariagrazia, an expert in hazelnut and an associate of “La Città Della Nocciola”. For the event she will need help from specialized chefs and dining room staff, of course musicians and dancers cannot miss.
Don’t hold back, you too have been recruited to prepare the party! Mariagrazia is waiting for you at “Villa Rizzo” and don’t forget to bring your umbrella underwire!… Read More

I love nocciola

Irma is the greatest Italian hazelnut expert, she decided to organize an exclusive Masters course reserved for those “nutty” who have applied to promote the Italian hazelnut in the world.
We have received your request to participate in the Master and we ask you to send us your CV and any references for the selection. Places are limited, we wish you the best of luck. Good hazel-luck!
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There’s a pesto for you

Francesca is firmly committed to celebrate the Gina Grandma’s 110th birth anniversary, well-known in Genoa for her wonderful pesto, inviting the closest relatives, scattered all around the world. The idea is to make the grandma’s original pesto together and then have a great banquet in her honor. But there is a problem: the recipe is not available because the mischievous grandma, passionate about puzzles, wrote only laconic clues, leaving posterity the burden of recreating her fragrant dish.
Remember, take your shopping bag because you will have to hunt for ingredients around old typical shops and the market-stalls of the Oriental Market.… Read More

The Gorgonzola cheese and the Marchioness: a poor cheese on the riches’ table

Early 1800s. The Marchioness Busca Arconati Visconti, born Serbelloni, hosts the nobility in her country house in
Gorgonzola. The Marchioness will organise a sumptuous lunch for her distinguished friends, to show them that the
“Gorgonzola” is not a cheese for the poor, but is also worthy to be served at the tables of nobles. Ginevra, the
Serbelloni’s housekeeper, is selecting the team that will help her organize the taste with the best Gorgonzola.
And you, will you be part of the team? Ginevra is waiting for you for tastings.… Read More

From the Middle Ages the true story of the legendary “Pastissada”

Francesca, an expert blogger of medieval cuisine, has discovered that the “Pastissada de Caval”, a typical dish of Verona, based on horse meat, finds its origins even in the ancient battle between King Odoacer and King Theodoric of 489 AD. The news is so striking that she decides to convene in Verona all the friends who share her same passion, to recreate and publish in real time on the blog photos, videos and details of the historical facts that can be recovered from the artistic finds hidden in the city and from the legends that are still handed down among cooks and sommeliers from Verona.
Francesca is waiting for you at the Antica Bottiglieria Baraldi and don’t forget to bring your smartphone!… Read More

The “Figo Moro” of Caneva conquers Japan

Taisuke Hamasaki is the owner of the restaurant “La Tartarughina” in Tokyo, renowned for its Italian cuisine. He wants to include in his menu the “Figo Moro” of Caneva, an exclusive specialty from Friuli known thanks to Giuliana, a well-known expert in local agri-food production, to whom he asked for advice to define the best proposals for pairing with Friulian wines and cheeses. Giuliana has decided to involve the leading local experts.
You too are part of the team! Remember to bring what you need to take pictures to send to Hamasaki, so you will help the Figo Moro to conquer even Japan with its sweetness!… Read More

The Master to become “Senior Turin Taster”

Armanda has organized an innovative master degree in enogastronomy of Piedmont, to allow enthusiasts to learn about local cuisine specialties and become “Senior Turin Tasters”.
The master will be very practical, you will learn the peculiarities of local products and you will have to show that you know how to buy, to the best value for money, at the market stalls of Porta Palazzo.
So, if you are passionate about local enogastronomy do not hesitate! Come in Piazza Palazzo di Città and don’t forget to bring your shopping bag.… Read More