cuisine

Foodie Insights: Italy’s rarest and weirdest dishes

Foodie Insights: Italy’s rarest and weirdest dishes

We have a little test for you: think of Italian food and close your eyes for a couple of seconds to “see” what pops into your imagination… Chances are that your foodie frenzy had you salivating over pizza, spaghetti or fettuccine with a variety of sauces, lasagna,...
3 Ancient Summer Recipes from around Italy

3 Ancient Summer Recipes from around Italy

When thinking about Italian food, the first things that come up to mind are often pizza and pasta. Although these delicious culinary creations can be enjoyed all year-round, most Italians traditionally eat seasonal meals that do not necessarily involve the usual...
Jewish Rome, between history and authentic cuisine

Jewish Rome, between history and authentic cuisine

A bit of history… The Jewish community in Rome dates as far back as 161 BC, making it one of the oldest Jewish communities in Europe. It is thought that trade links, coupled with the harmonious way in which many communities coexisted in the city at the time,...

Foodie alert: 10 Sicilian dishes that you cannot miss!

Sicilian cuisine is an expression of the culinary art that has developed in the island since ancient times, closely tied to Sicily’s historic, religious and cultural traditions and facts. The local gastronomic culture shows clear signs of the different peoples that...

Truffle fair and foodie paradise in Piedmont

How would you like to be a Trifulau for one day? During fall, many Italian regions offer the possibility of becoming a truffle harvester, organizing exciting excursions in search of the highly prized tartufo! You can find about 8 types of truffle in Italy, but the...

The real story behind “Fettuccine Alfredo”

Some time ago we published a post on Common Mistakes about Italian Cuisine, in which we explained that the ‘Fettuccine Alfredo’ never became as popular in Italy as they were (and still are) abroad. We also said that it is not that easy to find this dish in...

Common mistakes about Italian cuisine

Italian cuisine is so famous around the world, and yet so misunderstood. Many people often take for granted that they are eating something traditional from Italy, without knowing that the food they are enjoying could actually cause an Italian to recoil in surprise or...

Sicily: wine and food paradise!

“A visit to Sicily is truly a feast for all senses. The Mediterranean island is a foodie’s paradise, offering rustic fare that makes the most of local bounty. Crispy/creamy arancini – fried balls of rice filled with cheese and sauce – are mouthfuls of heaven....