#Italy

High Fashion In The Mountains

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

Why would a high-end, design and manufacturing company choose to be located in a mountainous area? Dolce Vita design and create fashionable leather...

Wild Mountain Meat Offers Less Guilt And Twice The Taste

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

We all know many reasons not to eat meat: because of cruelty to animals, particularly within the industrial farming production system, or human health...

Food That Is Feeling

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

Studies have shown our taste for foods is created by cultural and learned experiences as Petrini (2001), Duruz (2003), Bell and Valentine (1997) and t...

How Italian Mountain Honey Is Made

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

Think of Italy and one thinks of food, but not many people think 'mountains.' Yet mountains remain a principle source of the traditional, handcrafted food production Italy is famous for. And nowhere is that more true than with honey production.

The 13 Luckiest Places In The World

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 05.13.2016 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

Do you dodge black cats and cracks in the sidewalk? Throw salt over your shoulder and pop your umbrellas only outside? Would you fly out on Friday the 13 or postpone a vacation to a less spooky date? If you're feeling a little unlucky lately, we've got some suggestions.

This Nutritious Neolithic Wild Pea Is Making A Huge Comeback

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

In the Middle Ages, roveja still endured as the staple diet eaten in the form of a "puls," which is an ancient Roman-style of porridge and consumed with a savoury sauce on top. Over time roveja was forgotten. By the 1990s only a few local people remembered roveja, and some found the plants growing in gullies or near streams.

Defending Italian Beaches From Oil Drilling Is Not Enough

Marco Morosini | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada
Marco Morosini

On April 17 we Italians will vote on a referendum which aims to hinder oil drilling near our coasts. The Italian government instead forces new domestic drilling for reducing oil imports. Simply opposing oil rigs before our door is short-sighted if we keep on burning more and more oil, provided that it comes from distant countries.

Si, Certo! Starbucks Could Actually Take Off In Italy

Rondi Adamson | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Business
Rondi Adamson

They've got an awful lot of coffee in Italy already, and they love and drink it in their own style: typically, espresso gulped down quickly, served not with a cruller, but a cornetto or biscotto. So a big non si fa came to mind when I considered the idea of Starbucks in Italy. That is, until I thought about the power of the brand, something not to be trivialized.

Autochthonous Italian Wine From The Mountains Available In Toronto

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

Central Italy is a mountainous area with fascinating, high quality food and wines yet due to the cost of transport and import restrictions seldom do these unique products reach the Canadian market where they would be greatly appreciated.

The True Taste Of Truffles

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

My search for authentic truffle recipes, not found on the Internet nor in cookbooks, brings me to some inspiring places. Here, in the heartland of truffle culture, in the Central Apennines, I knew I would find something special because this is the only place where truffles can be eaten fresh all year round.

Like Berlusconi, Trump's Big Man Politics Pose A Serious Threat

James Patava | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Politics
James Patava

Like Mr. Berlusconi before him, President Trump would lead the nation as far from the doctrines of the founding fathers as one could imagine. America could quickly become characterized by introverted foreign and economic policy -- underpinned by a suspicion of the wider world.

Truffle Oil: Chemicals Or Culture?

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

If you use a truffle sauce at home you are using chemicals called dimethylsulfide and or bismetiltometano which are petrol chemical based and designed to replicate the smell and taste of truffles. Unfortunately this also happens with almost all truffle oils, or if one eats in a restaurant hoping to economize.

Eco-Tourism And Slow Food Come Together In Italy's Piedmont

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

This is an area not usually top of mind with many tourists, as they are normally lured by the charms of Venice, Florence, Rome and the Amalfi coast. But they're missing a great deal, as I discovered because Piedmont is considered Italy's most culinary-progressive region.

My Love Affair With White Truffles

Jackie Burns | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Living
Jackie Burns

Friends who have never been seduced by the aroma of the rare mushroom from Italy often ask what it is that keeps me coming back for more. What could the unsightly fungi that has been known to fetch up to $10,000 a pound possibly have over me?

Ruffino Is A Lesson In Tuscan Terroir And Mamma

Heather Wall | Posted 11.10.2015 | Canada Living
Heather Wall

"Storytellers connect people, reflect culture and inspire discovery through the art of storytelling," according the Storytellers of Canada: The Art of...

The Allure Of Moving Into The Mountains

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 11.10.2015 | Canada Travel
Tamara Griffiths

When North Americans make their first visits to Italy, they tend to go to the famous cities (Florence, Venice, Rome, etc.) and then maybe take in the ...

Hard, Soft and Slow: Mountain Adventure Tourism

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Travel
Tamara Griffiths

Generally slow adventures are offered in remote or fragile environments, like mountains. There is an ecological aspect to it, to preserve and conserve the beauty of the environment. This links to Baby Boomers' reported need for beautiful and unspoilt.

7 Affordable Destinations to Visit This October

Allison Eberle | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

So it's getting cold and the air conditioners are off as you settle in for a cold winter, but it doesn't have to be the end of sunny adventures. There are tons of amazing destinations that you will fall in love with this October. With beautiful weather and for even better prices than you may have realized, here's to planning your next vacation!

Truffle Season Begins With the Most Expensive First

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 09.06.2015 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

The Tuber magnatum is the most valuable truffle because it has a distinctly alluring perfume and although its taste is delicate it fulfils the quintessential sensation we expect of a 'truffle'. Due to the high price it commands, secrecy abounds.

The Perfect Couple: Wine and Truffles

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 08.07.2016 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

How many couples are so perfectly matched? Indeed, is a Barolo from Northern Italy really the best partner? Possibly, but which one? There are different "schools" of approach for the Barolo; one is traditionalist, and the other responding to changes in palate is more contemporary, but either way they are expensive and for a novice like myself it seems to present too much margin for error.

Levetto

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

In its modest dwellings, Levetto is an archetype of a fast-casual entity that's executed with earnest pleasure. It is restaurant-worthy fare at fa...

This Italian National Park Is Putting the Mountains on Your Plate

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 06.12.2016 | Canada Travel
Tamara Griffiths

Any mountain meal in Europe is likely comprised of some local ingredients. Taking it one step further, the Monti Sibillini National Park in Central Italy is offering a pure mountain taste. The project called "Menu of the Sibillini" has challenged restaurants in the park to create a dish whereby every single ingredient is from the park.

How to Eat in Florence

Niloufer Mavalvala | Posted 05.28.2016 | Canada Travel
Niloufer Mavalvala

Dreamy stories and legendary history as old as mankind itself make up the city of Firenze. Warm and friendly, the suave Florentines are cultured and rather proud of the Italian haute couture. Florentine people like to eat well. Firenze is proud to have its own cuisine, a few regional specialties.

Discover a Decadent Experience in Italy's Most Underrated City

Ayngelina Brogan | Posted 05.08.2016 | Canada Travel
Ayngelina Brogan

Travellers dream of slow food and fast cars in Italy but few make it to what many Italians consider the breadbasket of the country. Most visitors stick to tourist-laden Rome, Florence and Venice and are missing out on some of the country's best exports -- art, food and cars. These are found in Modena, a city often forgotten on most Italian holidays.

You Are What You Eat When it Comes From Mountains

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

In Montefortino, a gloriously beautiful mountain village in Central Italy, Alice Alessandrini started a mountain food label in 2012. Her pasta making business Regina dei Sibillini produces wheat in the foothills and also at 1000 meters altitude in the Monti Sibillini National Park.