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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...
Spring Foodie Experiences in Italy

Spring Foodie Experiences in Italy

Spring is the season of the gentle and fragrant flavors, often coming from delicious treats pulled directly from the earth. During this period, Italian cuisine proposes simple yet mouth-watering recipes that allow us to enjoy the gifts of spring. But foodies traveling...
Fall Flavors in Piedmont

Fall Flavors in Piedmont

In Italy, fall is the most magical season of the year when fruits, vegetables and undergrowth produces are still kissed by the sun, providing foodies with a variety of flavors. The warm-colored woods offer fragrant mushrooms, chestnuts and mixed berries; while the...

Magic Emilia: castles, gastronomy and folklore

Did you know that the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna comprises two historical areas respectively called Emilia and Romagna? In today’s post, we will explore the western and northeastern portion, Emilia, which comprises the provinces of Piacenza, Parma, Reggio...

Secret cooking class in unexpected Rome

Is Rome all about ancient ruins, Baroque churches and Renaissance palaces? This is what many people who have never seen the city expect, and it is what numerous tourists come to believe when they hurriedly visit the beautiful capital. But all you have to do is keep...

Street cuisine in Sicily: traditional dishes from the island

Finger food is trendy. Slow food is trendy. In Sicily you can enjoy the best of both worlds on the streets, where it is not uncommon to see people eating while walking, shopping and even talking about business. Street dishes are usually fried or prepared on a charcoal...

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...

Limoncello tasting on the Amalfi Coast

Imagine yourself in a fragrant lemon orchard under the intense blue sky on the Amalfi Coast, sipping some chilly limoncello… an icy liqueur with a strong, yet sweet lemon flavor! This Italian liqueur is produced mainly in the south of the boot, especially in...

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....