Gavi, The Great Piedmont White

Our guest writer, Maurizio Fava, is an expert in Italian wines. A sommelier and consultant for top Italian wineries, Maurizio is sharing his knowledge with Italy in SF’s readers. Find his full bio on the “About” page. Gavi wine had been called by Carlo Petrini, SlowFood President, “the great Piedmont’s white”. More than 70% is […]

Fancy Fooding

I am about a week late with this post- last week in town was the big event of the Fancy Food show, a paradise for gourmands! Not only did I have exceptional guides like Rosetta and Amy to show me around, I also had some truly fantastic food and got a chance to learn about […]

Homemade Cappuccino

I have been wanting an espresso machine for quite some time, but not really for the coffee- just for the cappuccino!! I love a good cappuccino in the morning, and when I can’t get to Blue Bottle, Emporio Rulli or Caffe’ del Doge, I really go for weeks without one… Well, not anymore!! I absolutely […]

The Grocery List: Genova Deli, Oakland

What a wonderful surprise to end up at Genova Deli.  Across the street from Pizzaiolo, close to the border with Berkeley, Genova carries a lot of products I hadn’t seen in a while- and all at very competitive prices! Flours and Legumes They really carry all sort of flours used in Italian cooking. Not only […]

Barbera, The Red “Everyday” Wine

Our guest writer, Maurizio Fava, is an expert in Italian wines. A sommelier and consultant for top Italian wineries, he’s sharing his knowledge with Italy in SF’s readers. Find his full bio on the “About” page. Barbera is, first of all, a grape variety. The most important red grape in Piedmont, planted in every wine […]