Alan Tardi began his career at Chantrelle and then Lafayette. In 1992 he opened up his restaurant Follonico, in New York City. The restaurant was praised for its Italian cooking. After the restaurant closed in 2001, Tardi made his home in Castiglione Falletto, Italy. He now divides his time between New York City and Castigilione. He works as a freelance writer and restaurant consultant.
Romancing the Vine: Romancing the Vine, is Alan Tardis journey from New York to Catiglione. In this book he describes his life in the Piedmont district of Italy. Tardi tells of his time working in the vineyards, the friends he made and his love, Ivana. Romancing the vine is about Alan Tardis journey to rediscover himself . The story follows Tardis time In Castiglione and the cycle of the vine. The book contains local history and 25 recipes.
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Podcast Date: 1/23/2007