Posted in November 2012

Mixing Pleasure and Pedagogy: A Winery Visit

Bra — the home of the Slow Food movement and my current city of residence – is located in the Piedmont region of Italy, a region renowned for its wines. Some of the most celebrated Italian wines, like Barolo, Barbaresco, and Moscato d’Asti, hail from Piedmont; in fact, these wines are designated as “DOC,” or … Continue reading

Primi Assagi – First Tastes

I just arrived in Bra on Tuesday afternoon after a very long and involved trip from Philadelphia that included planes, trains, and automobiles, and it already feels like I’ve been here for ages. I’ve already: taken care of bureaucratic paperwork (ugh); attended three days of school; ridden my new red bike down the hill to … Continue reading

Fake Thanksgiving

When I was younger, Thanksgiving didn’t matter much to me — it was just another family get-together where I could play with my cousins and nibble on biscuits. Yes, biscuits — I definitely didn’t even touch the turkey, or my Grandma’s stuffing, or the sweet potatoes, which for some reason my family serves topped with … Continue reading