Bra in Piedmont

2 February 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  4 minutes

© Davide Papalini/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Davide Papalini/cc-by-sa-3.0

Bra is a town and comune in the province of Cuneo in the northwest Italian region of Piedmont. It is situated 50 km south of Turin and 50 km northeast of Cuneo in the area known as Roero.   read more…

Slow Food – more than just a lifestyle

28 September 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit, Shopping Reading Time:  6 minutes

© SlowFood.com

© SlowFood.com

Slow Food began in Italy with the founding of its forerunner organization, Arcigola, in 1986 to resist the opening of a McDonald’s near the Spanish Steps in Rome. In 1989, the founding Manifesto of the international Slow Food movement was signed in Paris, France by delegates from 15 countries. This was done not so much a protest against the restaurant chain as a protest against big international business interests.   read more…

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