Alpine Getaway

Shalom a Tutti and L’shanah Tovah (I like to integrate my cultures) ;-). For those of my Jewish readers I wanted to start off this entry by wishing you a very sweet and happy Rosh Hashanah! I hope you all have an amazing year.

This weekend my boyfriend and I are heading off once again to the mountains of Trentino to escape our busy lives of professional eating and drinking (well, my life to be specific). Now that the weather has cooled down here in Parma, I think it is officially safe to say that the death heat of the parmesan summer has subsided, making it finally manageable to sleep in my bed without sweating profusely. mmm.

Pozza di Fassa

We will be going to his quaint little house in the city of Pozza di Fassa in the Italian region of Trentino Alto-Adige. As far as food specialties go, this area of Italy definitely does not disappoint. Well known for its exquisite wines including Müller Thurgau, Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon, Lagrein, and Gerwurztraminer. These wines are light, and slightly sweet, similar to many wines you might find in Austria or Germany (this area is heavily influenced by Germanic cultures).

The food here is also quite delicious. Famous for their cheeses and cured meats, my favorite of which being Speck, I am sure I will come home with a full stomach and an expanded waist line….What’s new?


I’ll be back on Sunday evening with a packed week ahead of me working on websites for my internship at Ferrarini, including I Sapori Della Nostra Terra and the E-shop for those of you who want to buy all the amazing things I get to eat on a daily basis. Unfortunately we don’t yet ship to the USA but for those of you jet setters and native Europeans this is the perfect opportunity to get a little taste of Grassroots Gourmet.
As Paula Deen would say, Best wishes and Happy dishes


For more information on traveling in Trentino please click here

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