Culatello is the king of cured pork and salami and this humid cellar at Antica Corte Pallavicina in Parma, Italy contains about 5000 of the precious local product, the most prized of which is made from black pigs.
Mille grazie Lorenzo Cogo for an incredible lunch at Ristorante El Coq (can't stop thinking about that bejewelled tartare...& the plantain...&...) followed by a fun Thermomix video shoot (new ways with pasta!). Super creative, definitely delicious. Vicenza, Venice Italy
The picturesque al fresco dining area at Antica Corte Pallavicina in Parma, Venice. When Massimo Spigaroli bought this 14th-century castle, goats and cows lived in the parlours, enjoying frescoes as well as shelter.
Venice is all about getting lost and finding yourself in neighbourhood squares like this, with kids rolling hoops and kicking balls while their parents eat sardines and cuttlefish. Romance and seafood in Italy.