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to your table talia
By Pat Volchok
ARTISTIC TREASURES created by the Italy, and around the world.
likes of Michelangelo, da Vinci, Botticelli It was these Italian culinary delights,
and my personal favorite, Caravaggio, fill the artisans who continue to create them
every nook and cranny of Italy. the Old World way and Costco’s connection
Just as impressive and prolific are the to them that took me on a remarkable trip
riches plated by Italy’s culinary masters. to bella Italia this last fall.
Gastronomic treasures such as aged bal- Along the way I picked up a little Italian,
samic vinegar from Modena, golden orbs of participated in harvests, ate amazing local
Parma’s Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, savory specialties, discovered beautiful off-the-tourist-regional olive oils and finely milled semolina path villages and encountered locals who cap-pastas grace the tables of food lovers in tured my heart. I hope you enjoy my tale.