It's my friend Margharita who, sitting down at the Frieze art fair, told me "the truffle fair in Alba is coming up, you should definitely go".
So I booked my tickets.
After working on the Missoni Family Cookbook for almost a year, re-discovering the real sense of "local food" and in complete adulation with this Italian respect for food, Turin had to happen.
Discovering the city was like a dream, with all these perfectly natural and sophisticated autumnal hues...The city is sumptuous, and brought back many memories. First time in Piedmont, this was the open door to many trips to Italy to come.