@nomadicsamuel

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One of the most pleasant surprises of my recent trip to Emilia-Romagna, Italy was visiting the Enzo Ferrari Museum. Typically museums are not really my thing; I prefer to be out and about wandering a destination on foot, devouring local dishes, and checking out markets. Now that I’ve had a bit of time to reflect on my visit, I realize that one of the main reasons I enjoyed the Enzo Ferrari Museum so much is that it is not your typical museum.

Author: @nomadicsamuel 3 months ago

If for some strange reason I was forced to eat only five different cuisines for the rest of my life, Italian food would be right at the top of that list. It may be hard to believe, considering I’ve turned into a bit of a foodie, but there was a time during my teenage years where my list of preferred foods consisted of only pizza, lasagna, pasta, ribs and cheesecake. Basically, 75% of what I liked was Italian food prepared Canadian style. Salad? Forget about it! Rice? Yuck!

Author: @nomadicsamuel 3 months ago

This past summer I was fortunate enough to spend an entire week traveling around the Lombardy region of Italy. Half of my time was focused in Milan with the other portion dedicated to visiting scenic rural places such as Chiavenna and Bergamo. In Milan, I was surprised by the diversity of activities on offer. Even more fascinating to me was how easy it was to escape the city and be fully immersed in the countryside.

Author: @nomadicsamuel 1 year ago

Well, welcome to Italy! This week we’re exploring the fashion capital of Europe. We’re here in Milan. But of course there is more to do in Milan than just go shopping. So we’re going to be showing you 20 attractions around town.

Author: @nomadicsamuel 1 year ago

It’s not everyday that you get to dress up like Kings and Queens while touring a castle. While visiting Cavernago, Bergamo we had a chance to do just that along with learning how to make traditional Italian cuisine. Our first order of business was preparing lunch, so we headed into the kitchen for our Italian cooking class.

Author: @nomadicsamuel 1 year ago

Over the years I’ve been fortunate enough to visit my share of festivals. However, I’ve yet to attend one that is purely focused on one particular food item. That all changed while visiting the town of Chiavenna, Italy. We happened to be in town during Dì de la Bresaola.

Author: @nomadicsamuel 1 year ago

Shortly after arriving in Milan we kept hearing from locals and other tourists about this thing called Aperitivo. Every night between 6 and 10 pm select cocktail bars in Milan open their doors with a buffet spread of pizza, pastas, salads, olives, cheese, deli meats, finger food and desserts along with offering a host of cocktails, spirits, beers and wines.

Author: @nomadicsamuel 1 year ago

However, with that being said it felt special being in Italy for the first time (Milan) with the opportunity to sample pizza from its origin. Come find out if Italian pizza lived up to the high expectations I had for it.

Author: @nomadicsamuel 1 year ago

Specifically it is called Risotto alla Milanese and the secret ingredient that gives it such a bright yellow color is saffron. Unlike other risottos that feature many competing flavors and ingredients, Milanese is decidedly simple given that it is predominantly saffron and cheese. Come find out if we think it is worth sampling or not.

Author: @nomadicsamuel 1 year ago

After consulting with some locals and doing a bit of research online, we’ve realized Italian breakfast is a sweet affair. Coffee or cappuccino paired with something sweet (pastries, cakes, breads, jams) is what a local would have more often than not.

Author: @nomadicsamuel 1 year ago