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                      We love to use fresh herbs and vegetables for our recipes. 

Events and Testimonials


Come to meet the Chef and chat with us!

Our next events:

Sunday, November 11th

Fall Bazaar - Good Shepherd Catholic Church

Come to discuss about Northern Italian culinary traditions and appreciate our recently published cookbook.

We will be together with many other vendors. There will be refreshments, raffles, Craft-making for Veterans

From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM  

Adress: 8710 Mount Veron Highway - Alexandria, VA 22309


  1. My friend Katherine spent some  time cooking yesterday and she wrote: "I tried some recipes from your book today: Polpette al sugo della nonna and Strudel di mele. Delicious!
  2. James Adamos bought the book and his reaction was: "Wow! I love the book! Wonderful pictures!!!"
  3. Diana Mariotti came to our book signing and she wrote: "It was a wonderful event and lots of fun. Bravi Nicoletta Scarnera and Mauro Molino! The book is lovely and lives up to its name - Delectable!"
  4. My dear neighbor Tess likes to describe my meat sauce saying: "Best meat sauce ever! I've been trying to replicate the recipe as it is my son's all times favorite meal and he tells me: it is close, but not as good as Miss Nico's."
  5. Here below, Chef Molino and I attending in DC the XX Food Festival organized by The Organization of American States,with Ambassador Marilina Armellin and Chief Translator Diana Mariotti.
  6. Myself inside the OSA building during the celecration for the Italian national day

Scary delicious Halloween night

We work a lot, but a little fun from time to time is a must

Hand made Squid Ink pasta.. perfect for Halloween

Lamb in Pomegrenate Sauce with Red and Purple Potatoes, spooky and perfect

Authors' Biographies

Spectacular view around the Vigezzo Valley

Chef Mauro Molino

 Born at the very beginning of the 1970s’and raised in the beautiful Piedmont countryside from which he inherited a love for meat and game and his loyalty to culinary traditions and quality. His style of cooking is classic, formed during his attendance at the Culinary Institute in Turin and the prestigious Bocuse Academy in Lyon, but also based on an appreciation for local products. Always fascinated by the different tastes and aromas he encountered while working throughout Europe and the United States, his purpose is to make the others appreciate the pleasure and satisfaction of good eating.  In his words, “food is health, health is happiness and happiness is wellbeing.”

Nicoletta Shane Scarnera


Nicoletta Shane, is also Italian, born not too far away from Piedmont, in the Lombardy region city of Pavia.  She has spent many summers in the Piedmont mountains over her life and has also developed a passion for the region and its traditions.  A lawyer by education and trade, passionate about writing, and a gourmand by nature, in the true French sense of the term, she combined these traits to collaborate on this book with Chef Mauro.

Mixed Fried Platter

This recipe is a staple in Piedmont, in particular around the city of Biella. It was a traditional popular dish, very convivial and typically served in spring time.

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About our Book


Nicoletta Shane Scarnera and Chef Mauro Molino are pleased to announce the publication of their joint venture cookbook, Piedmont Style: A Delectable Journey Through Northern Italy on June 19, 2018. Comprising over 144 Northern Italian recipes, divided into three complete meals for each month of the year, the book is certain to pique interest in lovers of all things Italian. The full-color, perfect bound hardcover features recipes for your Italian table accompanied by mouth-watering photographs. Each recipe introduces and pays tribute to the rich history and deeply rooted culinary traditions of the Piedmont region.


It has been a marvellous and exciting journey. This is our first book together, but there will be many others to come!


The cookbook includes delectable Northern Italian dishes which welcome the reader to the writers’ table, where delightful flavors and pleasant conversations are shared among friends.

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