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
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!
5 Minute Read | By Gino De Blasio Stage 11 of the Giro and we are at that weird halfway stage. Today is all about the unknown hero of the day, even though they may be considered the weaker of the bunch they end up winning. It’s the tale of many a successful business, person … Continue reading Stage 11- Modena-Asolo – How Prosecco Became The Average Man’s David to Golliath
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
5 Minute Read | By Gino De Blasio Stage 8 of Giro Food and we find ourselves in Tuscany. The land where everyone outside of Italy thinks, rolling hills, wine served every evening, beauty, glamour, the quiet, peaceful life. Actually, that’s not just Tuscany but if you had to be envious of a region, there … Continue reading Stage 8 – May 14 – Foligno to Arezzo – New Age Minimalism? You mean Minestrone
6 minute read | by Gino De Blasio Stage 5 of the Giro sees the bike race tour the south of the peninsula for the second day. It’s nice that the race directors gave the south just two stages this year, after all, it is the Giro D’Italia (of Italy). Anyway, today we talk about Millennials … Continue reading Stage 5 – 11 May Praia a Mare-Benevento – Millenials & Wine, a Match Made In Indecision
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
5 Minute Read | By Gino De Blasio Day 3 of the Giro displacement and we’re at the end of the foreign journey for the grand tour. Alas, what better way to leave the Netherlands to discuss one of their best exports, no, not clogs or tulips but the amazing Stroopwafel. If you’ve never had … Continue reading Stage 3, 8 May: Nijmegen-Arnhem – When Airlines Gave Free Snacks
5 Minute Read | by Gino De Blasio Continuing with yesterday’s theme of displacement, talking not even of the small area in Holland where the race is happening today’s Giro Food looks at one of its main food products, venison. That’s right, if you’re a fan of bambi look away, now! Stage 2 of the … Continue reading Stage 2, 7 May: Arnhem-Nijmegen – When Did We Start Eating So Much Venison?
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