Report from Fair Verona…and Fair Piacenza!

Just back from amazing nine days in northern Italy…

Here’s a little photo gallery of some highlights:

PIACENZA SALUMI

I LOVED my time in Piacenza! They specialize in coppa, salami, pancetta, many others. Wow!





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PIACENZA WINES

I also loved the wines of the Piacentini Hills…of which you’ll soon be hearing lots more!

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PASTA HEAVEN

Throughout my trip (to Piacenza AND Verona)…pasta was the amazing pleasure it always is in Italy!

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OTHER DISHES I TRIED

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CULATELLO WITH MASSIMO SPIGAROLI

Probably the highlight of my trip: a night with Italy’s rock star salumi producer. I visited his farm (and its black pigs), his factory, his castle in which the factory is housed (replete with ambient peacocks), the one­-star Michelin he keeps, and I spent the night in a castle duplex. PLUS: many hours with Massimo himself. Pig heaven!

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