Entries Tagged as 'Behind the Scenes'

Inside Fernet Branca’s Factory in Milan, Italy

April 6th, 2011 · 15 Comments

Today the New York Times posted a story about Count Niccolò Branca di Romanico – the leading royalty of the Fernet Branca‘s family dynasty and holder of the secret recipe for the Fernet Branca digestive that has achieved a cult status with waiters & bartenders in New York, San Francisco, and it’s spreading… Did I […]

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Making Italian Prosciutto Crudo, Cured Ham in Parma: The Maturing

October 8th, 2009 · 10 Comments

The final part in the 3-post series about how prosciutto crudo, cured ham from Parma is made. If you’ve just stumbled on the series, the first two posts in the series covered the topics below. I’ll wait while you go read those posts and catch up. Making Italian Prosciutto Crudo, Cured Ham in Parma: The […]

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Making Italian Prosciutto Crudo, Cured Ham in Parma: Drying and Sugna

September 21st, 2009 · 6 Comments

Part 2 in a series about how Prosciutto di Parma is made when I visited a prosciuttificio (prosciutto factory) during the Festival del Prosciutto in the province of Parma. Part 1: Making Prosciutto di Parma: the Salting Part 2: Making Prosciutto di Parma: the Drying and Sugna Part 3: Making Prosciutto di Parma: the Maturing […]

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Making Italian Prosciutto Crudo, Cured Ham in Parma: The Salting

September 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Prosciutto crudo di Parma, or cured ham, may be one of the most popular Italian foods known – but do you know how it’s made? Part 1 in a series about how Prosciutto di Parma is made when I visited a prosciuttificio (prosciutto factory) during the Festival del Prosciutto in the province of Parma. Part […]

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A little “taste” of Prosciutto di Parma

September 9th, 2009 · 14 Comments

I spent Saturday with Jessica from Italy Travel Guide in and around Parma for the annual Prosciutto di Parma festival. Here’s a little taste of what we saw: More tomorrow!

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