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The traditional peasant breakfast

We resume one of our articles from quite a while back, which we would like to propose you once again with the new safe hospitality rules: “Here at Cascina La Commenda we like to step back in time, especially at breakfast time. Each time we prepare breakfast, we think of how our grandfather would have made it, with simple but nourishing ingredients. But what was the traditional peasant breakfast like? A brief introduction: until a few decades ago, peasants actually used to have two breakfasts. The first was light and early in the morning: a coffee and then off to milk the cows or work in […]

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Alba: city of towers, truffle and wine

Alba is famous all over the world for wine and truffles, and it is nowadays considered as the gastronomic capital of Langhe. Autumn is the busiest period in the year: grape harvesting for wine production and the International White Truffle festival, that turns Langhe products into celebrities every year in October and November since 1929. Nowadays the festival is home for gourmands and experts from all over the world. Beside the market, many workshops, tastings, conferences, events and historical reenactments take place. The historical centre turns back into a Middle Age city, with games, traditions and jobs, but also important ceremonies such as […]

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