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Making Salami at Borgata Malpertus #1

This year we (I mean Sam) are making salami with our friends here in the Borgata. We have done this once before but this time Sam made a hotter Calabrese salami rather than the milder Piemontese one. This is our neighbor Claudio and his son,…
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Completly Clueless - living like a local in Piedmont

  It starts with the locals, with their quality of life, their ability to be happy and their respect for the land they live in. Then the tourists will find a way!" - Carlo Petrini ~ Slow Food Since moving to our Valley in Piedmont we've been…
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Living Italy - a day at the fair

What a difference a year can make, now the faces smiling out of the crowd are friends, people I am slowly coming to know. We came to the fair in our village last year and I felt like a tourist, with no real understanding of the lifestyle, heritage…
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Italian Rustic Decor - the collector

Italian Rustic 'The measure of a life, after all, is not it's duration, but it's donation...' Corrie Ten We almost didn't enter, even though I've been wanting to visit this shop since we arrived in the valley back in April. The double…
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Christmas in Italy - just to thank you

“Our Christmas in Italy has bought us unexpected gifts and moments to treasure" Lisa Chiodo Natale, or Christmas in Italy taught us many lessons this year. A peaceful Christmas, one without stress, with simple moments and even greater joy.…
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Christmas in Italy - send us a card per favore

'You may have the Universe, if I may have Christmas in Italy' The arrival of our first Christmas card had me thinking as I lay in bed last night. How will I make this Christmas special for the kids, and all I could see was them opening cards…
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