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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Foraging in Piemonte


3. What to Do

On the road between Alba and Asti is the organic-food cooperative Cascina del Cornale. The inventory rivals the best-stocked specialty stores in New York; here, you can buy exquisite pear eau de vie or vinegar from heirloom trees. Reserve a table for lunch. The tasting menu (29 euros) comprises ingredients from the co-op's suppliers. If you see truffles on the table, a co-op member was recently out foraging.

Published on Oct 11, 2006 as a web exclusive.

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