Some Christmas magic in Lanzo…

The first Saturday of December you’ll find this beautiful Christmas market in the little town of Lanzo. Unfortunately I didn’t have much time to visit, since my son had to reach a birthday party. But he did get time for a short ride on a donkey! There were 5 lovely donkeys  in service for the…

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…

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…

After the rain…

After three days of puring rain it was time to go for a walk. It normally never rains this much during wintertime, but lately the weather seems to behave a bit crazy. There are actually two rivers crossing underneath the famous Devil’s Bridge. I love watching the water flowing down the river while walking my…

Following new tracks in the neighborhood

Even if you’ve been living in the same place for many years, you might still discover new tracks! Lately we’ve been more into  biking than horse riding. The main reason is that our son has finally learned to bike, and it’s a great activity for the whole family. The horses have always kept us separated…