Piedmonte, Italy 2012

Read More Cookbook finally printed

Posted on Mon, 03/12/2012

Some good friends have just dropt into the restaurant for a drink, and to return some glasses and things that we left at their house on Saturday at the end of a catering job. Nice to have a catch up and chat about the lunch,...>>>

Read More Recipes

Posted on Thu, 20/09/2012

I have been exceeding absorbed  over the last few days, working on the cookbook that we wanting to give to  attendees who spent time with us at the cookschool at Cascina Papaveri  in Piemonte. I dropped...>>>

Read More Le Tour

Posted on Fri, 27/07/2012

What is it about Le Tour de France that gets middle aged males particularly, who may or may not have ridden a bike occasionally, so animated and fixated over a sporting event? Is it just my imagination, or is it an enthusiasm...>>>

Read More Cascina Papaveri

Posted on Thu, 26/07/2012

We have lunch service underway at the restaurant, and its busy enough to warrant my presence in the background, so thought I'd write this as time allows... This cookschool series in Piemonte was different for us than our...>>>

Read More Week 2 of cookschools

Posted on Fri, 06/07/2012

We are now half way thru our second week of cookschools here in Piemonte, and having just spent a lengthy time at the table over a delicious and very mult faceted lunch I've retreated to Craigs computor, while he and Rick...>>>

Read More Week one of cookshools

Posted on Fri, 29/06/2012

We are already mid way thru our first week of cookschools which feels a little hard to comprehend. It is currently about 4pm and everyone has dispersed to their rooms after a late lunch ( everything is done 'late' here relative...>>>

Read More So far, so good!

Posted on Tue, 26/06/2012

Hard to believe that we are over one week into the trip already. It as been a full on few days, but we are now esconsed at Cascina Papaveri ( which I've had pointed out to me since arriving that I've been pronouncing incorrectly...>>>

Read More Trip Tremors.

Posted on Thu, 17/05/2012

Our departure date for the trip to Italy is rolling around with somewhat alarming rapidness, and I was reminded to send out an email to everyone coming, earlier this week, just alerting them to some salient information...>>>

Read More This gives me hope!

Posted on Wed, 19/10/2011

I go on this website on an occasional basis to catch up with this womans acidic and pertinent take on the world in general, but especially the food world.  She uses alot of codes for people and places, some of whom I've...>>>

Read More The trip is on...

Posted on Sat, 13/11/2010

For some months now, we've been tossing around the idea of planning another European cookschool - a plan that gained considerable momentum, when we were introduced to a beautiful property in Piedmonte. Finding the right...>>>

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