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The region of Emilia-Romagna was devastated by the worst flooding in 100 years. Emilia-Romagna is one of the most important agricultural regions in Italy, and this disaster had a huge effect on the economy as well as the health and safety of the people of that region. For more information on the floods, you can read this article from The Guardian as well as one about the current clean up efforts and EU efforts to help. The Local has a list of ways to give to help this area.
In this episode we continue our trip to the northwest region of Piedmont. We explore Wine, Risotto, Beef and Hazelnuts.
Piedmont is one of twenty regions of Italy and it one of the top three of culinary importance.
Piedmont is so vast and important as a culinary region of Italy that we needed to do a second episode to discuss the wine making of the region and the use of wine in cooking. We also discuss Hazelnuts and a rich cake dessert.
Piedmont is one of the most important wine growing regions in Italy and the world. Known for the Nebbiolo grape and the wines of Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera and Dolcetto. Wine is also used extensively in the cuisine of the region as well.
For our episode, Vanessa made her variation of a Risotto al Barolo, called Risotto al Barolo e salciccia. I made the main course of Brasato al Nebbiolo, a rich braised beef dish served over Risotto. Vanessa also made our dessert, a decadent Torta di noccioli e cioccolato con crema.
For the dessert, Gio recommended having the following Barolo dessert wine called Barolo Chinato
Lastly, we have this phrase Vanessa referenced from Anthony Capella that are words to live by: “Anni, amori e bicchieri di vino, nun se contano mai.”’ ‘“Years, lovers and glasses of wine; these things must not be counted.”
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