Tag Archives: italian wine

A Queen In The Kitchen – Estate Italiana: FICO Eataly World (Bologna)

FICO, acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Contadina (Italian Peasant Factory) and literally fig or cool! (Italian expression), is THE WORLD’S LARGEST AGRI-FOOD PARK in beautiful Bologna (Emilia-Romagna)

100.000 square meters of authentic Italian agri-food related stuff including :

  • shops and marketplace
  • 40 eating points
  • 40 farming factories
  • 6 multimedia carousels
  • 6 classrooms
  • theater and cinema
  • 2 hectares of fields and stables
  • 1 congress center

FICO is HUGE and the best way to explore it is to rent at the entrance the FICO bike, a Bianchi tricycle provided with two shopping baskets.

If you are planning to visit Bologna, the capital of the Emilia Romagna region, don’t forget to plan a whole day at FICO.

Buona Estate!

IMG_1955.jpg

Majestic entrance at FICO Eataly World .

IMG_1954

Red Hot Chili Pepper sculpture in the parking lot.

IMG_1960.jpg

Best way to visit FICO is to rent a FICO Bike.

IMG_1979

Neapolitan Pizza at ROSSOPOMODORO.

IMG_1994

Italian Gelato Workshops at Gelato University Carpigiani.

IMG_1996

Traditional Sicilian pastries at Pasticceria Palazzolo.

IMG_2028.jpg

Outstanding Italian rice at Grandi Riso spot.

IMG_2012.jpg

Huge selection of Italian wines.

IMG_2018

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, shop and tasting.

IMG_2032Authentic Italian restaurants and bistros a go-go.

IMG_1991

One of my favorite spot at FICO: Librerie COOP bookstore.

Credits:

Ale Gambini (Host, Author, Editor)

Maurizio OTTO De Togni (Executive Producer, Original Music, Video Maker, Photo).

Produced by: BreadLoveAndDreams and SuperOttO Publishing Copyright © 2018. All Rights Reserved.

A Queen In The Kitchen – Estate Italiana: Orta-San Giulio

The medieval village of Orta and the enchanting San Giulio Island are a spectacular spots in the Piedmont region.

Watch the new episode of A Queen In the Kitchen-Estate Italiana featuring the jewel of Lake Orta and learn what to see and where to eat while visiting  the Verbano Cusio Ossola province.

Twenty minutes driving south from Orta-San Giulio stop by at Cantine del Castello Conti for a tour of their vineyards or to taste their precious Boca wine, the typical red wine from Novara Hills. The winery is nestled inside a real castle built by Mr Ermanno Conti in the ’60s.

Buona Estate!

IMG_1390

The medieval village of Orta overlooking the San Giulio Island.

IMG_1396

The beautiful Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

IMG_1415

Lighting up a candle in the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

IMG_1492

Piazza Motta with its frescos, cafes and shops.

IMG_1459.jpg

Handmade soap shop in Piazza Motta.

IMG_1464

Breathtaking view of San Giulio Island from the imbarcadero.

IMG_1483

Dining “al fresco” at Ristoro San Giulio, on the San Giulio Island.

IMG_1301

Sipping Boca wine at Cantine del castello Conti with the beautiful owners Mariuccia, Paola and Elena Conti.

Credits:

Ale Gambini (Host, Author, Editor)

Maurizio OTTO De Togni (Executive Producer, Original Music, Video Maker, Photo).

Produced by: BreadLoveAndDreams and SuperOttO Publishing Copyright © 2018. All Rights Reserved.

Taste Of Italy

Screenshot 2017-10-10 08.49.16

Taste of Italy is back this Saturday, October 14th, in Downtown Los Angeles. I’m delighted to announce that A Queen In The Kitchen and I Love Italian Food will attend L.A.’s premiere Italian food & wine event that features over 35 fine restaurants, 100 wines, chef demonstrations and live entertainment to benefit the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles IAMLA.

TOI 2016_photographer Taso Papadakis299

Taste of Italy brings the diversity of Italian cuisine to Los Angeles, showcasing the region’s top restaurants, and award-winning wineries, as well as live entertainment, chef demonstrations, and celebrity guests.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Participants will include: Drago Centro, Angelini Osteria, Il Fornaio, Di Stefano Cheese, Valentino, Prova Pizzeria, Celestino, Grom, Il Fornaio, Urbani Truffles, Nerano, Prosciutto di Parma, and Black Market Gelato, the U.S. finalist of the Gelato World Tour.

 

For tickets and info please visit  www.italianhall.org/TOI 

….and remember to use the special coupon codes:
ILOVE5 – $5 OFF General Admission *NO DISCOUNT AT THE DOOR
ILOVE20 – $20 OFF Premiere Admission  *NO DISCOUNT AT THE DOOR

About the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles and the Historic Italian Hall Foundation

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles documents the history and continuing contributions of Italian Americans and Italians to Southern California and the nation. Featuring interactive exhibits and educational programming, the Italian American Museum provides visitors of all ages and origins a meaningful understanding of the complex, multi-cultural fabric of the United States. The Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 3 pm. The Historic Italian Hall Foundation is a 501 (c)3 charitable organization dedicated to supporting the Museum and the continued preservation efforts of the building in which it is located, the Italian Hall, the oldest remaining structure from the city’s historic little Italy, built in 1908.

Photo and content courtesy of IAMLA