The truffle entered the history of this area in a very natural way, in ancient times. Triffole or tartuffoli were one of the regular Communities’ expenses, made each year to honour lords and feudatars by giving them the precious mushrooms. But truffles were bought also by simple farmers, and when in 1741 count Carlo Giacinto […]
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Truffles are the kings of local cuisine, whose character is that of an autumn cuisine.
The truffle is a precious commodity, constantly discussed, but always surrounded by an aura of mystery. The enthusiasts learn to distinguish the main varieties, including the characteristics of the White from d’Alba, the Black and the Scorzone truffle, but few know the facets of this rough diamond of the earth. The question is very similar […]
A man, his dog, the night on the hills. This is the life of a trifulau in autumn. Trifulaus are the most characteristics features of the truffle world.
The film ‘The Repairman’ will be released in cinemas starting February 26. When I heard about the project I couldn’t help getting interested in it; first of all because the two producers Paolo Giangrasso and Filippo Margiaria are “roerini” (from Roero) and secondly because the idea behind the film really appealed to me and also […]
As everyone knows, the World Truffle Market is held in the Maddalena courtyard during the fair. Despite the word “World” leads one to think of something that’s electronic and futuristic (global markets in times of transnational globalization – or something along those lines), the Truffle Market is simply a pavilion inhabited by ‘trifulau’ (truffle hunters) […]
We mentioned it two weeks ago… the two-day Baccanale event at Alba, in our opinion, are the best days of the Fair. And this year too we weren’t proven wrong. The Baccanale turned out to be the most fun event of the Fair. Yet again. Magnare (Eating) At the Baccanale, you eat. Or you ‘magna’ (dialect […]
Barbaresco is a town, but it is also a wine that have its origins in the centuries of history and in the work of men as Domizio Cavazza. Nowadays the Barbaresco is one of the four most important Italian wines, first to be recognized D.O.C.G. (Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin) in 1981. From 1966 it […]
It’s a product born into the backshop of chemistries and spicy grocers between the end of ‘800 and the start of ‘900 probably taking back and ancient habit spread into Langhe hills of using spicy wine as a medicament against some light illnesses. The idea of treating a noble wine as Barolo to a herboristic […]
Plants are cultivated in shape of bushes, 250 to 400 plants per hectar; the maximum harvest can be 35 quintals per hectar.
The Langhe produce one third of all the hazelnuts of the province of Cuneo; their total harvest is of 80 thousand quintals a year. The local kind of hazelnut is the Gentle Round Hazelnut of the Langhe (of the Corylius Avellana species), with an excellent and delicate taste, easy to peel and to preserve. Already […]
A woman laden with years, with a disagreeable, repugnant face, rough and dark skin that suddenly becomes deathly white, cadaverous, with a low, narrow forehead covered with a thousand lines, veiled eyes, crooked in their sockets, and a voice that is hoarse and tremulous, at times imperceptible. Fear of the female witch, endowed with magic […]
There is a very important aspect of the whole search system of truffles that many ignore, and that gives it a quite desirable added value: for once, the interests of man and their fulfillment are sustainable. Usually, in any operation of agriculture or production of daily goods, men leave a negative mark on nature even […]
County culture has ever considered hazel-trees as magic: its bush was believed to be a den for witches or fairies, a rich harvest was a sign of fertility for the family,while a hazel-tree stick was the dowsing-rod.
This is a spirit made by distillation of the “pomaces” of the wine (which are the pressed grape-skins collected after the wine-fermentation). The Distilleria del Barbaresco, its owned by all the Barbaresco wineries and produces theBarbaresco-grappa for them all.