A gypsy at heart, he traveled slowly up through the boot of Italy in search of a life of tranquility; even though this continues to slip through his fingers. His journey expanded into England and Germany, where he let the food speak for him, confronted by a culture and language he did not know. Bits of writing can be found along his route, among them The Atlas of Traditional Products (in Italian) for the Institute of Rural Sociology, several guide books and publications for Slow Food, and Wine Sound System (Ed. Autrement, 2011), a strange book in which he has a candid discussion with Don Pasta, or, even more farfetched, a DVD wine tasting course, which appeared in 2010 as a supplement for the daily journal La Repubblica. There were a couple attempts at staying still. At the Slow Food headquarters in the Piedmont region, he was responsible for international development. In Turin, he was in charge of the 2011 and 2013 editions of Euro Gusto, the French festival of Slow Food. Unfortunately, even his time spent in the lands of Rabelais could not help: he still speaks horrible French… Neapolitan. But that has not stopped him from continuing to fight for improvement… a drinkable one.