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... down for us. They are:
- Plin, a small noodle filled with veal, that is called "plin" because the makers pinch the noodle together to close it ("plin" means pinch in the local dialect) (picture!)
- Tajarin, a long, thin, ribbon like yellow noodle made from egg (picture)
- Carne Cruda di Fassone Piemontese - raw veal meat, ground up (see picture)
- Vitello Tonnato - thin slices of veal with ...
... bit like Italy's version of Grange. The area is also famous for tartufo - truffles ... Black in colder months and white summer truffles.
La Morra , the little town I chose, is a very small 16th century cobblestoned village, very well preserved and not as touristy as the famous Barolo village 3 kms away. It is the highest village in the Langhe so we had fantastic views of the area, and could see all the other ...
... br> Our little appt was in a very old building , behind huge wooden doors and stained glass lead lights ,leading to an internal courtyard. We felt just a little local !! We walked all over the city visiting the many churches and palaces until we were a bit palace fatigued .... ABC or ABP .....another bloody Church or Palace!!!
We also did some serious eating and drinking. My favourite dish has always been risotto, so as the Piedmont area speciality I was ...
... we found this amazing local Pizza place, it one that the locals use, so there was no English going on at all. But we got 2 medium Pizza's for euros 7, can't moan about that, and we couldn't even eat it all.
The following morning we had arranged to see the The Shroud of Turin, due to circumstances this did not happen, but we went off to our next destination, Capena Rome.
... but we didn't get to taste it. Some of the group bought wine but I chose not to even through the prices were good. A smashed bottle of schnapps at Heathrow still haunts me today. We weaved our way up the street to La Miraja di Gatti Eugenio for lunch. For 20 euros we were given antipasti, two courses and dessert plus wine - great food and great value. Instead of pasta I had asparagus risotto (delicious) and while everyone ...