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Six Reasons to Add Truffle Hunting to Your Bucket List

“It is true that all men are pigs. The trick is to tame one who knows how to find truffles.”    – Lev L. Spiro “The truffle is the very diamond of gastronomy”    – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin   Following on the heels of my “My Favorite Dishes of 2017”, I thought I would spend some time on our white truffle hunt in Tuscany, after …

The Sicilian Butcher

Are you craving Italian food but in the mood for something innovative? Time to check out The Sicilian Butcher Craft Meatballs and Charcuterie Bar at 15530 N. Tatum which opened early December. The Sicilian Butcher is a meatball and charcuterie inspired concept that has a build-your-own-meal experience. What does that mean? You can design your meal essentially. From the menu, you can build your own …

Venezia, Venezia!

To drive across Texas from El Paso to Houston, it will take approximately 11 hours, with some change in topography and elevation (but not drastic).  So you can see why it was hard for me to believe that in just three hours in Italy, we drove drive from this: Blinding snowstorm in a mountain pass To this: The canals of Venice The kids were really …

Culinary Highlights of Alta Badia

To say that a trip to the Alta Badia region of Italy was one of the culinary highlights of my life would be an understatement.  Michelin starred restaurants are so numerous that you could probably take a holiday to simply eat as many stars as your stomach can hold.  (I have read that the Dolomites claim the highest density of Michelin starred restaurants in Italy.)  …

Sella Ronda

During our Dolomite ski trip, we were fortunate to have wonderful weather in order to ski the Sella Ronda.  A loop that runs either clockwise or counter clockwise around the Sella Massif, the Sella Ronda is 26 kilometers of ski trails that takes you through 4 passes, 4 valleys, and 3 provinces.  The loop starts/ends in the lovely town of Corvara, where we followed the …

On The Road To Alta Badia

The first leg of our Italy trip led us from Milan, where we arrived by plane and rented a car, to a small town on the western shore of Lake Garda called Gargnano.  After having been awake for 24 hours at this point, I could not have driven much further.  We enjoyed the views, had a big lunch, and hit the sack in our comfy …

Bonjourno!

We have just returned from a two week eating extravaganza in Northern Italy and I wanted to post a teaser for you with some photos I posted on Instagram from the trip.  Stay tuned for a fun ride… Preparing to ski the Sella Ronda A perfect spring ski day Vino and prosciutto View of the Dolomite mountain range Eating squid ink pasta with scallop carpaccio …