Ai suma

Part I. One of my favorite things to do is cook for my friends.  My friends are troopers; they allow me to be this way.  My husband also puts up with it.  So about once a year, I go crazy and make a multi-course meal with wine pairings and all the accoutrements.  The theme these … Continue reading Ai suma

Paolo Scavino and Conterno Fantino

Notes from my visits on December 16, 2009. One of the coolest dinners I’ve ever had in Piemonte was at Osteria La Salita (www.lasalita.it) in Monforte d’Alba.  It was October 2006.  My first Barolo stop turned out to be Azienda Agricola Paolo Scavino.  Elisa Scavino, who was doing the tour and tasting, invited me to … Continue reading Paolo Scavino and Conterno Fantino