'Nutty By Nature' Food and Travel Magazine

"Nutty By Nature" - Gourmet Traveller feature for Food and Travel Magazine. Looking at Ticino, the very Italianate Canton of Switzerland, during the October Chestnut Festival.

"Nutty By Nature" - The Swiss Canton of Ticino where alpine valley's meet Italian styling on the shores of the sublime Lake Maggiore - what's not to like?
Late Summer Meadow, Sonogno Village, Verzasca Valley, Ticino, Switzerland.
The Humble Chestnut is in fact one of natures super foods. It is said that in ancient times in Ticino, a chestnut tree was planted every time a child was born. In that way nobody would ever starve!
Wild Chestnuts, Ascona, Ticino, Switzerland.
Lake Maggiore, Ascona, Ticino, Switzerland.
One of the Worlds Northermost Rice Fields, Terrina Farm, Ascona, Ticino, Switzerland.
Sunset at Lake Maggiore from the idyllic Eden Roc Hotel, Ticino, Switzerland.
Roasting Chestnuts at the Ascona Chestnut Festival (Early October), Ticino, Switzerland.
 
Craft Market's to die for at Locarno, Ticino, Switzerland.
Look out for the local Cyclists though, Locarno, Ticino, Switzerland.
Locals pick and prepare the home grown Americano Grapes (a Sweet Table Variety), used to make the Local Grappa. Moghegno Village, Maggia Valley, Ticino, Switzerland.
Fabrizio Pata is an artisan cheese maker. He even rears his own goats in the villiage of Sonogno in the Verzasca Valley, Ticino, Switzerland.
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