Franciacorta the movie: a film by Ben and me

Above: Ben (center) and I interviewed Chef Vittorio Fusari (left) in October of last year at his Dispensa Pani e Vini in Franciacorta, one of my favorite restaurants in the world. It all began in September 2008. I was on my way to Italy for a business trip as I was just beginning to launch […]

How Italians eat hamburgers (Italy’s hamburger mania)

Above: as far as Italian hamburgers go, my personal favorite can be found at Vittorio Fusari’s amazing Dispensa Pani e Vini in Franciacorta, where the Brescians’ already healthy appetite for beef has been augmented by the burger craze. Vittorio’s is unconventional but utterly delicious. It seems that Italy has come along way since Katie Parla’s often fruitless […]