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Dear All,my friend Cristina and I are running an Italian Sourdough - Pasta Madre course in Glasgow.

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 07:27

Tartufi bianchi, mostra sulle mele antiche, percorso tra i funghi del monferrato, giro in mongolfiera, osservatorio astronomico, gonfiabili per bambini, spettacolo di acrobati ...

Wed, 09/29/2010 - 11:26

Talking about food with a friend from Tuscany yesterday ... in Piemonte in our stews and frittate  we use La Saporita but in Tuscany they use  the Zibaldone   Do you know/use this blends of spices at all? - Paola

Sun, 09/12/2010 - 05:51

The Festa dell Uva is on in our wee village.

Thu, 09/09/2010 - 08:13

Lu Monferrato, the village where I come from in Piemonte, has a small religious museum called Museo San Giacomo. The history of Lu is strictly intertwined with religion in all its manifestations: art, culture, day to day life and this is really wh

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 08:54

I need some advice.Which tea should I buy in Italy taht most resembles the one you find in the UK?Thanks! Paola

Tue, 08/18/2009 - 15:38

My husband and I are just back from a lovely weekend in London, where we went for an aperitivo in the wine theatre ( ) and I really recommend it.They ha

Wed, 08/05/2009 - 08:23

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Thu, 03/28/2013 - 05:07

We have a giveaway on the go: Enter if you are in Glasgow!   Paola

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 17:42

yes! there was a programme on bbc radio 4 recently about the history of sourdough. not sure if you can listen to it from Italy though

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 10:16

Exactly! pasta madre is not sour and you cannot taste it. But Bread made with pasta Madre is easier to digest and has a richer and deeper flavour. Also Italian Pastra Madre is stronger than starters made from rye flour and is able to rice sweet breads such as panettone. Gala have a look at this blog: you might be able to identify a "spacciatore" of Pasta Madre near you; then you could use our recipes:

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 06:45

Dear All,   as the celebrations for the 150th Aniversary of Italy's Unification draw to an end, Glasgow will have an entire day to celebrate the twinning betwen the two cities at the OGR in Torino. Read our programme on: and come and join us! Paola

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 12:51

Glasgow and Torino are twin cities and Torino is hosting the celebrations for the 150th Anniversary of the unification of Italy. On the 19th November 2011 Glasgow will be showcased throughout the day at the Officine Grandi Riparazioni in Torino , with information and a photo exhibition highlighting this vibrant, cosmopolitan city. Visitors will have the opportunity to hear traditional music, dance a Scottish jig and take part in a special contemporary art class. A taste of Glasgow will tempt the audience with delicious traditional food and drink, ending the day’s events inviting the audience to join in the party with our wonderful Ceilidh band. For more information please visit the facebook page for the event; please come an join us on the day if you are close to Torino!  

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 10:15

well first you have to check the property deeds, then if the right of passage exists you can agree with the owner of the orto if it suitable to move it. If it is get a Notaio and modify both deeds. If you need any further details my husband is a solicitor and has dealt with many similar issues in the past you can email me on   Paola

Thu, 07/28/2011 - 05:09

a tutta birra!

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 06:26

My husband who is uk based solicitor and his Italian partner wouleb be happy to help, they have been through many similar cases. If you wish contact Kevin Cassidy: Best of luck Paola

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 16:21

We went to Golfo degli aranci and loved it. We also loved Alghero... yes, I am faraid, much depends on your budget! But Sardinia is all so beautiful and the food is amazing. And the wine! And the Beer!!

Answer to: Tomato Soup
Fri, 03/04/2011 - 16:14

yes, no tomato soup in Italy... we have la pappa al pomodoro: I love it, my mum used to make it when I was a child... Paola