Romancing the Vine

Life, Love, and Transformation in the Vineyards of Barolo

Alan Tardi

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In Romancing the Vine, Alan Tardi, former owner of Follonico in New York, describes his life in the Piedmonte district of Italy focusing on the cultivation and harvest of the region's celebrated Barolo wine, and including rare local recipes.

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Part I 
First Pruning
 
Winter
 
1 • First Forays
 
I had been to Italy many times before, but this was my first visit to Torino. In many ways this city didn’t feel like Italy at all. Wide, straight, portico-lined boulevards, square piazzas, and large traffic circles arranged with ordered symmetry into long vistas punctuated by prominent sculptures or imposing edifices seemed almost Parisian, while immense cafés of gleaming marble, sparkling crystal, and ornate stucco suggested Vienna.
 
The Salone del Gusto, a massive biennial celebration put

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Alan Tardi

Alan Tardi began his cooking career in the kitchens of Manhattan’s Chanterelle and Lafayette, with Jean-Georges Vongerichten.  His restaurant Follonico opened to critical acclaim in 1992 and closed in the summer of 2001.  He divides his time between Castiglione Falletto and New York City.
 

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Romancing the Vine
Life, Love, and Transformation in the Vineyards of Barolo
Alan Tardi

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St. Martin's Press
December 2013
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ISBN: 9781466860315
ISBN10: 1466860316
368 pages, Includes one map and 30 line drawings throughout
$7.99
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