It is always a pleasant experience to visit an old friend you have not seen in a long of time. You may have parted ways and move up to something else but when you see each other again, it is like time has stopped and your friendship has not been interrupted by the years gone by..This is exactly how I felt when I retasted some of the Banfi Brunellos from 2012.
Quando si parla di pizza, di solito, si pensa a Napoli, alla storia del pizzaiolo Esposito e della prima Margherita in onore dell’omonima regina in visita in città. È interessante scoprire che, per la nascita della pizza al taglio, bisogna invece spostarsi nell’Italia centrale, più esattamente a Roma. Sulle date non tutti sembrano concordare.
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Antonio Benedetto Carpano invented vermouth in 1786. Due to its popularity the Carpano family built a vermouth factory in Lingotto, a suburb of Torino, and during the 20th century Fiat automobiles were made next door. When the vermouth business moved to Milano, Carpano’s factory fell into disrepair and the famous Fiat factory became a spacious shopping mall called Gallery 8, named after Ling(otto). But Carpano still lives. His factory has been beautifully renovated into a labyrinth of gastronomy called Eataly, the brainchild of Oscar Farinetti, a wealthy 53 year-old entrepreneur from Alba, the town in Piemonte famous for white truffles and fine red wines.