Cioccolatò 2018 in Torino and truffle season!

Cioccolatò 2018 is an annual chocolate festival that takes place in the center of Turin during autumn time. I am a bit late writing about it, but I just want to share my experience about chocolate and truffles this year. We passed by the chocolate festival a late Sunday afternoon. It was cold and rainy,…

Erasmus+ in Turin

Some weeks ago I received 6 apprentices for two weeks in Turin. They were both chefs and waiters that came from Norway to learn about Italian food and culture. The Erasmus+ project made this possible. Me and my colleague Roberto had some fantastic days and adventures with this funny group of young people. We discovered the…

Some very important steps…

Despite of very busy days, I just need to tell you about some big steps in my life… Erasmus+ Lately nobody has heard from me because I’ve been working on a new project. Erasmus+ is about sending students out in the world to get some new work experience. I’ve been so lucky to take care…

Tasting Barbaresco wine… in Barbaresco!

There’s nothing like tasting local products while traveling in Italy. Yesterday I was so lucky to see two beautiful towns: Neive and Barbaresco. I was in the area to watch my husband in a barrel race, while I realized that we were only 14 minutes away from Neive by car. After looking at all the…

The annual party of cheese, breadsticks and cookies

Every year in Lanzo they celebrate the typical cheese «Toma di Lanzo», the breadsticks called «Grissini» and the sweet biscuits called «Torcetti». This party lasts four days, with a market of typical local products, carousels, historical spectacles with horses and drummers, archers and medieval objects. Every evening there is a big food hall with music and…

The breadsticks (grissini) were invented in Lanzo

Just like the special sweet cookie called «Torcetti» also the «Grissini» were originally invented in the medieval town of Lanzo. Soon there will be the annual party of torcetti, grissini and «la toma di Lanzo». It is a famous cheese made of cow milk from the area. The history You’re probably curious about knowing the…

A new start – or back on track?

Do you remember that I was writing about taking a course, learn something new etc? I ended up getting so confused about the different alternatives that I dropped it all! I’ve been thinking about dog grooming, pet therapy, Parelli and riding instructor. But I’ve realized that I’ll probably spend more than I’ll earn afterwards… but…

The American, Irish and Oriental festival in Turin

Last Saturday I went to a big festival in Turin. It will run over two weekends, and you need a lot of time to visit it all! You’ll find the American/Country western festival with the horse arena at the beginning. Then you’ll need to pass the Irish festival to get to the Oriental festival.  Such…

Sushi time!

I´ve never told you this before, but I love sushi! Yesterday I went to a really high class sushi restaurant in Turin. There are so many different sushi-chains all over the area, but Shabu was great! International company Being 4 persons from 4 different countries, we´ve always got something to talk about – in English!…

The priest´s blessing

Once a year we usually bring the horses to the church to get the priest`s blessing. This is a typical Catholic tradition that goes back to the old times, when the humanity needed the horses for doing the agricultural work. The priest comes out of the church after the mass. He finds all the horses…