Italy’s Secret Sparkling Wines and The Future of Food

About the future of food: “Changing habits is difficult,” he concedes…

“There is something called food neophobia — we don’t eat what we don’t recognize. That’s why I’m using chefs as allies”… Hervé This and the Future of Food via The New York Times

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Food for thought

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” ~Guillaume Apollinaire

Travel Bites

Italy’s answer to champagne is… Why You Need To Visit Italy’s Secret Sparkling Wine Region via ForbesLife

A day-long excursion combines existing tours of the Vatican Museums and gardens with a tour of the grounds of the Castel Gandolfo… The Vatican by train: a new kind of papal visit | Travel via The Guardian

A slew of boutique hotels in lesser-known provinces are luring visitors with a hyperlocal charm of their own… 5 Hidden Gem Boutique Hotels in Italy via

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After maneuvering the lawless streets of Naples, the dusty country lanes of Puglia, the dizzying coastal stretches of Calabria… Expect the Unexpected… Here’s How to Take an Italian Road Trip via

Dreamin’ of design

When building a Tuscan retreat for himself and his family, Piero Lissoni decided that simplicity was key… In Residence: Piero Lissoni via NOWNESS

Comfort food stories

Foods that’ll keep your heart warm during the autumn and winter seasons… 10 Italian comfort food recipes via Swide

Why Kathy McCabe Loves Italy… She just adores Italians… via The New York Times