When I was a kid Bologna was my city of dreams.
Dinosaurs in cinemas, dinosaurs in toy shops, real dinosaurs in a museum!
My Jurassic age has gone, but if you're planning a few days in Bologna with your children here are my suggestions to make them WOOOOW like I did.
He hated brunch and loved Negroni.
Visited 120 countries and ate in best and worst places on the planet.
He was a TV star, but he always said his truth about food.
Anthony Bourdain visited Bologna and Emilia Romagna in 2012 for his show No reservations.
He won't come again but he left us a great document about the food of our land.
Let's track down the places he visited.
Summer in Bologna is like a chocolate box, sorry Forrest. Rich and tasty, but ends always too soon.
Here's my guide for the best places to enjoy and never miss any crumb of it.
It's easy to fall in love with Bologna.
It happens to me every day: under a portico, wandering at night in Piazza Maggiore or riding fast through my secrets streets.
To live Bologna without a hitch, however, there are a few helpful things to keep in mind.
It's hard not to meet them in Bologna. They are around you in every corner, in every season.
Loved by kids, perfect with ragù, but also great for vegetarians.
It's time to learn everything about tagliatelle.
It's expensive. Hard to find. And needs care.
But Balsamic vinegar of Modena is like a precious pearl necklace: you can't keep it closed in the dark of your cupboard. You have to use it. On special occasions sure, but even daily, why not?
It's just important to use it properly.
Here are 5 ideas to use Balsamic in your home cooking.