Archive: Alba

No Nutella

Besides wine and truffles, Alba is also the home of Ferrero, Italy's premier chocolate company. The multinational confectionary giant makes Ferrero Rochers, Nutella and Tic Tac mints. Besides the company's corporate headquarters, Alba is also the home of a massive...

By Daniela Deane | January 27, 2006; 11:30 AM ET | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Drop Dead Gorgeous Italy

Panorama: Snowy Red Rooftops Just a few minutes outside of Alba, you're in serious wine country...and in the Italy you always imagined. The rolling hills are covered with precise rows of grapes, still beautiful even though now completely bare. Medieval...

By Daniela Deane | January 27, 2006; 08:45 AM ET | Email a Comment | TrackBack (0)

A Very Nice Bottle of Wine

Ms. Boffa convinced me quickly I wasn't going to be able to eat any white truffles. And God forbid some fake Tuscan one might pass my lips. But she was so generous with her time, and her restaurant, La Libera,...

By Daniela Deane | January 26, 2006; 02:10 PM ET | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

Hunting for Truffles

For our first dinner in Alba, I was determined to try the famous white truffles shaved on pasta that this area is known for. I'm ashamed to admit I have never eaten white truffles. What kind of a daughter of...

By Daniela Deane | January 26, 2006; 11:05 AM ET | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)


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