Cooking Class ( Piedmont Italy | Special Wine Pairing )
Autumn has always been the richest season for the Langhe, land of Barolo wine and of truffles, and of well-cultivated vineyards. After the grapes have been harvested the farmers go hunting for truffles. The Barolo wine does not betray and goes perfectly with specialties such Pollo Alla Marengo, which as legend has it, was invented on 14 June 1800 to be served to Napoleon after the famous battle (the battle of Marengo) Mushrooms, truffles, salamis, and cheese also lend their color to the varied gastronomic palette of the area. Bagna Cauda, a sumptuous sauce made of oil, garlic, and anchovies. Amaretti and Nougat, which stands out by the use of hazelnuts rather than almonds. Nougat is the oldest Piedmontese sweet of all.