Category All the World’s a Stage

The Soul of a Restaurant, Part I

Two and a half years ago, I talked my parents into a dinner. They were coming to visit me in Italy, we were going to spend a few days in Bologna, and so, I figured, we should probably take a short train ride down to Modena and dine at Osteria Francescana. I’m no star chaser, […]

Yawning Lamb: The Turkish Stage

I seem to start out each of these stage recaps with some kind of apology for taking so long to write about it.  So, really I should just skip all of that since it can now be kind of assumed that it is at least 1-2 months after the end of the trip, and just […]

A Little Deep-Fried Nugget of Heaven: A Morning at Cicciolo d’Oro

I covered the highlights of Emilia in my last post, but for those of you keeping close watch, you may have noticed an important omission – our morning at Cicciolo d’Oro.  This was by design, as there is no way this wonderful place could share space with even the most enlightening, interesting, delicious, and fascinating […]

Pork Week 2K13 – The Emilian Stage

Somehow nearly three weeks have already gone by since returning from our Reggio Emilia focused stage in February, and I’ve been stumbling around in a pork fat coma ever since. The trip had tons of highs and lows (the highs mostly coming in the form of pork fat and raw meats, and the lows mostly […]

The Venetian Stage

I feel a bit crass referring to “selling points” of a Masters program, but I must admit – one of UNISG’s selling points is the inclusion of 6 study trips (or stages – stahhhhj) as part of the curriculum.  These trips are designed to give us an in-depth exposure to the products and cuisine of […]