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Italian recipes from Puglia: pasta with turnip tops

25 April, 2020
This recipe from Puglia is easy to prepare and has a couple of variants depending on the area where it’s made. Today we give you the classic, traditional recipe though everyone has their own version. The best pasta to use…

Eating on the road: guide to Italian highways

23 April, 2020
If you’re looking for some stop offs while on the road in Italy, we’ve got some news which means you won’t have to stop at every Autogrill for overpriced sandwiches or potato chips. A must-have for your glove box are…

How to make Italian sweets: canestrelli biscuits from Liguria

23 April, 2020
Now we’re getting serious. Our Italian recipes have brought you everything from Napoletan dish “gattò” to homemade Nutella, but this is perhaps our first proper sweet. Called Canestrelli, these biscuits are made in the shape of ringed flowers and are…

Sardinia: local specialities and "torrone" or nougat

22 April, 2020
Last night I went to dinner at a friend’s place who has just gotten back from a sailing trip in Sardinia (yes, life is tough, isn’t it?). He had brought back one of the many local specialities you can find…

Salami bar in Milan: trying Italy's best wine, salami and cheese

22 April, 2020
An innovative bar in Milan has opened, celebrating the best of Italian salami products. In Corso Garibaldi, Le Rosse is a wine shop offering tastings of salami, prosciutto and other various regional ’salumi’ from Italy. Customers can get a small,…

Italian recipe from Genoa: artichoke quiche

19 April, 2020
We have often looked at recipes from Italy from Genoa, and with Liguria’s rich culinary tradition it’s easy to see why. Here is a recipe for a savoury cake, or quiche, made with chard, or artichoke.Ingredients: 1 kg of chard,…

Italian cheese: scimudin from the Valtellina

17 April, 2020
If we had to do a list of all the cheeses in Italy, this would become a never-ending cheese blog. But given the hugely rich Italian culinary tradition, we take a look every so often at an Italian cheese product…

Italy's best olive oil from Rome at Sabina

17 April, 2020
In some ways, the Italian olive oil industry is in crisis, but leaving aside the negative, Italy produces a quarter of the world’s olive oil. Meaning that Italian olive oil doesn’t just come from Umbria, Puglia or Tuscany. Today we…

Restaurants in Rome: Primo in the Pigneto district

17 April, 2020
If you’re looking for a restaurant in Rome, we can recommend Primo, in the Pigneto quarter of Rome, an area famous for its nightlife. The food is well done and the products are all of a high quality, excellent choice.The…

Culinary tours and Italian cooking classes

15 April, 2020
While this might be confusing for Italians who can’t understand why you want to cook while on holiday, culinary tours in Tuscany and other regions, are nothing new for tourists to this country. Generally aimed at promoting local specialties, the…

Homemade pasta: recipe from Umbria, Italy

15 April, 2020
Believe me, homemade pasta is worth every effort, and you should always seek out the ‘house’ pasta in restaurants where you know they make it themselves, because there’s nothing more disappointing than paying money in a restaurant to eat Barilla.…

Abruzzo: Il museo del maiale – the pig museum – opens

15 April, 2020
This is great! After the success of the film Babe, bringing the smartest animal on earth to the people, a museum dedicated to this snuffly creature has opened in Carpineto Sinello, Abruzzo. This is the first pig museum to open…

Food for tourists: take away food in Italy

13 April, 2020
Wonderful news for the traveller in Italy: a new brand is emerging for the so-called “baracchini”: kiosk or caravan style places that serve food.Sometimes the food is great, other times a purchase constitutes a real leap of faith, as you…

Recipes from southern Italy: "sanguinaccio" pie

13 April, 2020
This regional Italian dish comes from the south of Italy and is particularly famous in Campania. I was very tempted to write “bloody” cake in the title but thought better of it. In any case, the name “torta di sanguinaccio”…

Traditional Tuscan cooking: restaurants in Pisa

12 April, 2020
If you’re looking for typical Tuscan cuisine in Pisa, you should try “Osteria la Toscana”. The interior is rustic and inviting, with polite staff that aren’t too ingratiating. The restaurant is situated in Pisa’s town centre and is easy to…

Milan hosts San Daniele ham exhibition

12 April, 2020
The Casa del Pane in Milan is hosting an important photographic exhibition dedicated to one of Italy’s most famous delicacies: the San Daniele ham. All the photos which will be on display until 31 May have been taken by Mario…

Learn Italian: carpaccio – the dish, not the painter

12 April, 2020
If you don’t like raw meat, we suggest you avoid the word “carpaccio” on Italian menus. The original recipe is said to come from either Veneto or Piedmont, depending on which historian you speak to.The story from Veneto goes that…

Real tomato soup: Italian recipes

11 April, 2020
Around the various markets of Italy, we’re starting to see fresh tomatoes on sale, and so we thought we’d give you the proper tomato soup recipe from Italy. It is a simple dish, but truly special when you taste the…

Alitalia gets best airline food award

9 April, 2020
This might be hard to believe for some, but it turns out that Italian airline Alitalia, which has been through a tumultuous period of late, has received the award for the best airline food from the US magazine Global Traveler.…

Finding the best buffalo mozzarella in Rome

9 April, 2020
In a famous scene from one the funny Italian films from Enzo Turco, Miseria e Nobilità, our protagonist, Totò describes what good mozzarella is like. And if it’s not good, “desisti”! Italy’s best buffalo mozzarella comes from the cuisine of…

Italian pasta dish recipes: green tagliatelle from Trento

8 April, 2020
Just reading this recipes makes me hungry. You can do many things with pasta dishes, but often the most traditional Italian pasta dish is the best. Today, we look at green tagliatelle, or fettuccine with porcini mushrooms.Ingredients: 300 grams of…
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