Northern Italian Food

Jan 11th, 2015, 03:05 PM
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okminty, too bad you've been dissuaded from exploring the food and wine in Piemonte. I'm not a foodie, but we've had some great meals and excellent wine there. I'm now fairly addicted to bagna cauda/caoda, a warm dipping (but sort of all-purpose) sauce offered throughout Piemonte. Love the Barolos.
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Jan 11th, 2015, 03:23 PM
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Only so much time and rather than do a fast tour of everything we have to settle on a few in depth visits. So far we are spending 5 days in the Veneto region sampling Prosecco and cheeses from there and I also want to hike the 52 tunnels. Next off to Parma for about 6 days in and around there. Sampling Cheese, Ham and Vinegar. So far so good.
Now let me clarify my previous statement. I have had beer in France and find I don't like it so I drink wine when there and mostly red. One of my favorites is Medoc.
I have also drank wine in Germany. Their white grown on the banks of the Rhine is very nice. My friend who lives in a small town near Wurtzburg produces and very nice Franken wine which I also enjoy. But most of the time I drink beer there because it is soooo much better than what is available in the USA. All according to my taste.
And we have been through the Piedmont several times and enjoyed the food and drink. Just won't make it there this time.
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Jan 12th, 2015, 07:05 AM
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hi, ok,

that all makes a lot of sense. I'd misunderstood what you want about german wines, which you will gather I like a lot. i'm glad that you aren't missing out on them because you'd been mislead by people like SL - preferring to drink beer is of course a perfectly good reason for drinking it.

The itinerary looks good - Slow Travel being nearly always preferable to the other variety. Piemonte will still be there another time.
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May 26th, 2016, 02:14 AM
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I would recommend to go sub Rome. Napoli is a city with a lot of culture. Most of the great food comes from the south. Settling in Italy is not easy. I would try to stay for a long holiday first before making that decision.
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May 26th, 2016, 03:39 AM
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I think they've been and back by now. The thread was almost a year and a half old.
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May 26th, 2016, 04:10 AM
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I have been going to Germany for the last 20 years and love the wine. I drink beer and wine while there. But will say this, you will find some German influence in the food in Northern Italy as you find Italian influence in southern Bavaria.
We had the best Italian food by the NATO base in Oberammergau and last visit ate at a great Italian place downtown.
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May 26th, 2016, 05:54 AM
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'I wonder why you bother to post at all, given that your tastes are so much superior to the rest of us.'

So true. I've had excellent wines in Germany, in Saxonia where they have champagne-like wines, of course they have a lot of good white and I'm still impressed by some SpaeteBurgunder that I had here or there.

As for beer, may I remind Sandra that the Tsing-Tao beer has been made by the Germans when they arrived in China ?

As for french beer, if the superiority of taste means sticking to industrial beer, then the comment may have a sense, but if you like small breweries there are absolutely fantastic french beer (ok, most in the north, probably influenced byt the masters of the world, a little bit north or northern France.

I love it when people know nothing about nothing and come to explain they know it all.

As fro northern Italy, I had great food that didn't look like french cuisine. But maybe I'm not superior enough to hint that a cuisine is good if it looks like mine.
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May 26th, 2016, 08:20 AM
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not only is this thread now well past its sell-by date but sandralist has finally packed up her bat and ball and left the tent.

unless she's transformed herself into fdecarlo that is.
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