Cecima, Italy • A Farm on Top of the Hill

When we first arrived to this place, a bunch of people were paragliding down the beautiful Piedmontese hills;like eagles flying in the skies, it all looked very peaceful. The farm is on top of a hill, and right next to an observatory. Later on, I learned from a good friend that the place is well…

New York City – True Sicilian Is Hard to Find

You may know what Italian food is in general, but a select few can actually point a finger on what Sicilian cuisine stands for. Having visited Sicily last December, I can give you a quick rundown of what you are looking for: culturally diverse, passionate, fresh, abundant, and rich food. Think of Sicily’s soils, one…

Finale Ligure, Italy – Blissful Fish on the Coast

Hidden down a little alley off the main streets in Finale Ligure is Sapore di Mare, a traditional, family owned, Italian seafood restaurant. Sitting opposite the fish shop owned by the same family, the restaurant’s menu is handwritten, changed everyday according to the day’s catch. You can speak to the chef who will personally recommend…

Porto Venere, Italy – Venus’ Place

Porto Venere, as the name says, is Venus’ place. A dreamy, small locality in the Liguria region, close to La Spezia (from where you can easily take a bus in Via Chiodo Giardini) it is popular for its small convoluted streets and its Church Peter the Apostle, where a legend says it was built on the temple of Venus. Let’s…

New York City – Ribalta Brings the Heart of Naples to Manhattan

If you are still thinking about how delicious the pizza in Naples was, then you need to head to Ribalta, a Neapolitan, stylish pizzeria near NYC’s central square Union Square, sit down and enjoy their deliciously authentic menu. The owner, Rosario Procino previously launched the other famous NYC pizzeria Keste’ and then left to partner…

Italy – Como’s Hidden Gem

If you find yourself in the Como Lake area, you will not have trouble eating well. But if you are like us and want to feel at home eating authentic regional Lombardy food, you will have to stop by Patrizia & Massimo. The Car to Farm team arrived on a sunny weekend in July, hungry…

New York City – Enjoy Italian Food, Gluten-Free

If you are celiac or any degree near that on the allergy spectrum, you will feel blessed when you finally run into Senza Gluten. This New York City restaurant not only serves a 100% gluten-free menu, but the whole place is gluten-free itself. There are many things that I personally like about this place: location, menu,…

Italy • Car to Farm

Exploring Food from the Italian Countryside By: Tara Turner Tiplr’s goal is to create a community of smart, passionate travelers who, by sharing their tips and experiences, will travel in a more unique way by finding things off of the beaten path. This interview is the beginning of a series where we get a deeper…

Parma, Italy – Eat and drink. Suggestions from the Expert

Parma has been designated the food capital of the European Union. Anyone who travels to this beautiful city in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy absolutely can’t miss out on some of the local deliciousnesses. One must drink a glass or two of lambrusco, the sparkling red wine produced on the hills. I am providing tips on Parma’s typical food, fresh made pasta like anolini (or cappelletti)…