If you want to consume some of the best edibles—pastas, cheeses, breads—and wines in the world, of course, you head to Italy. If you want some of the world’s best chocolates, you should go there, too, specifically to the quietly elegant city of Turin, a bucket-list stop for anyone remotely interested in fine-quality versions of the sweet. It’s easy...

Each year culinary connoisseurs convene in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy to honor the white truffle. This rare and very expensive type of mushroom is only available for a few months. From townies to top chefs, autumn is the season to celebrate a gastronomic treasure which, when shaved over a dish, transforms it into quite the luxury item. N...

I'm standing in a room with a glass in a holster around my neck and I'm surrounded by truffles. I'm talking the "dog snuffled" variety, not the chocolates. White truffles at that – the most prized of all. And I am in heaven. I'm in Alba in Piedmont, an hour from Turin in Italy for the annual International Alba White Truffle Fair or Fiera del Tartuf...