Stage 18 – May 26 Muggiò-Pinerolo – How Melted Chocolate Got Us To a Cake In a Cup

6 Minute Read | by Gino De Blasio Dear Giro Food fans, I’m really sorry but yesterday’s edition is today. Why? I was busy travelling from one country to another and hadn’t realised that the post didn’t… post.  Anyway yesterday’s stage/today’s read is all about chocolate, one of the invention’s of the century and… cake. … Continue reading Stage 18 – May 26 Muggiò-Pinerolo – How Melted Chocolate Got Us To a Cake In a Cup

Stage 17 – 25 May – Molveno-Cassano d’Adda – How A City Influenced Generation Coffee

10 Minute Read | By Gino De Blasio Today’s Giro Food is all about coffee. Actually, one city, one man, and a bunch of teenagers taking pictures of their coffee. It’s about Starbucks, but where did the idea come from and how has the news of it going to Italy been received… Stage 17 sees … Continue reading Stage 17 – 25 May – Molveno-Cassano d’Adda – How A City Influenced Generation Coffee

Stage 14 – May 21 – Alpago to Corvara – When Texas became home of the Strudel

8 Minute Read | By Gino De Blasio Stage 14 and today is a real treat, in more way than one. Firstly in terms of pure racing, this stage is set to really, really, bring to life the battle for first in the Giro. It’s the mountains and anything can happen. Secondly, we’re talking strudel … Continue reading Stage 14 – May 21 – Alpago to Corvara – When Texas became home of the Strudel

Stage 12 – May 19 – Noale to Bibione – When Perrier isn’t good enough!

5 Minute Read | By Gino De Blasio Stage 12 and we are getting more extreme both in foods and in tenuous links, but that’s why you read this, right? Anyway, today we tackle the 1980’s food conundrum that was, fizzy water. Moreover, what is the way that we have moved away from such exotic … Continue reading Stage 12 – May 19 – Noale to Bibione – When Perrier isn’t good enough!

Stage 10 – May 17 – How Tigelle Could Never Win Great British Bakeoff

6 Minute Read | By Gino De Blasio Stage 10 and we’re in Emilia Romagna today, a centre of epicurean delight, so much so that we’ve decided to focus on their version of an English crumpet… Tigelle. If you’re thinking, “where is Stage 9?” well, we did something different. Visit our Facebook page to see … Continue reading Stage 10 – May 17 – How Tigelle Could Never Win Great British Bakeoff

Stage 4, 10 May: Catanzaro-Praia a Mare – When Hipsters & Foodies Collide

6 Minute Read | By Gino De Blasio Stage 4 of the Giro and finally someone has seen sense to bring this thing to the peninsula; bravo race directors, bravo! It only took three stages and putting the author under ridiculous pressure about apples, venison and stroopwafel… Anyway, stage 4 sees the story of the … Continue reading Stage 4, 10 May: Catanzaro-Praia a Mare – When Hipsters & Foodies Collide

Stage 1, May 6th Apeldoorn – American Pie, a song, a film, a statement and NOT American

6 Minute Read | by Gino De Blasio Today sees the start of the 99th Giro d’Italia and, like most Grand Tours in the modern era, we’re starting in a location nowhere near Italy. The race begins in Holland but don’t blame the author, blame the race directors. In honour of today’s displaced inauguration we’ll … Continue reading Stage 1, May 6th Apeldoorn – American Pie, a song, a film, a statement and NOT American

When Bartali saved Italy… and cucina povera was born

Palmiro Togliatti had been shot. Italy’s leading Communist leader in the post war was a crucial figure of the day to day running of a nation. Whilst parliament was heavily controlled by the Christian democrats, the working class, the ones responsible for the re-birth of Italy were anything but. The country was economically desolate and … Continue reading When Bartali saved Italy… and cucina povera was born