IN QUARANTAINE

Photo: landscape in the Alta Langa (Piemonte) Years ago I read the novel by Nobel-awarded José Saramago, ‘Blindness‘. It is a very impressive novel in the typical Saramago-style, with sometimes page-long sentences, and no paragraphs or quotation marks. It tells

AMAZING GEORGIA

Photo: Alaverdi monastery situated amid the vineyards of Kakhetia. It possesses a good wine cellar and produces its own wine. If ever a country left an unforgettable memory to me it was Georgia. My visit to Georgia was short, but

A MIRACLE OF HAZELNUTS

Photo: the dish of Macedonian chef Igor Stepanovski Piemonte’s well-known products are wine and rice. But hazelnuts are an important produce too and are found everywhere in Piemonte. The local variety is called ‘tonda gentile’, known for its rich taste.