Picked up our #panettone and visited the newly extended laboratory @infermentum with @chefnancy Just look at those beauties cooling upside down. Butter-rich dough, candied fruits, bourbon vanilla...It smells like the holidays right there.
Under crystal clear skies in Valpolicella today, with Italian Food and Wine business students, we visited Masi winery at Serego Alighieri, the villa of descendants of Dante’s family. Dante has spent a few years in Verona when he was on exile. The estate was purchased by his son Pietro in 1353. That was 21 generations ago. It’s still an impressive property with vineyards, gardens and stunning views. And then there is the bold Amarone wine, aged in oak barrels for three years and cherry barrels for four months.
I have been craving for ‘poğaça’ since I was reminded of them in one of the scenes of the Turkish film ‘kedi’ (cat). Great film by the way. I had to make some this morning to not feel homesick. There is feta cheese inside them. #pogaca #turkishfood #tea
Casari (cheesemakers) preparing today’s Monte Veronese cheese. Artisanal cheese making is so manual. Every step is felt by hands, measured by hands and shaped by hands. Hands of experienced masters who spent their whole life under the pungent smell of cheese. This morning we were at La Casara, who make the award winning Monte Veronese cheese from Malaga. @lacasararoncolato #lacasara #monteveronese #slowfood #veneto
A quick visit to the central market hall with @elspethcopeland to pick up some paprika that the ottomans had left for us some centuries ago. #centralmarkethall #budapest #paprika @terroirtalk
Time to taste a little bit of wine #hungarianwine #volcanicwine @terroirtalk #tastefulmoments #pannonia
A morning of Hungarian food heritage @terroirtalk #tastefulmoments #terroir #greycattle #mangalica
First meal in Budapest had to be goulash. A recipe from the 9th century Hungary. It’s flavored with paprika since its introduction in Europe from the New world in the 16th century. We had this Bocuse d’or award winning version @stand25bisztro with the recommendation of Hungarian food writer @jokuti @terroirtalk
Today with my Food and Wine Business Field Study class @usac_verona we visited the estate of Allegrini winery, their vineyard and cellars. Their guided tour of the villa, one of the most important renaissance villas of Italy, followed by a presentation of their award winning wines was a powerful demonstration of how hospitality and wine business are intimately connected. @allegrini.winery @villadellatorre #allegrini #valpolicella #connected #gfw_oct18 #igphotoproject_gfw @thegfw