It’s music for your taste buds – a complementary flavor on celery tacos with pecorino cheese, and arugula, moisturizing sweetness for chestnut desserts. The Duchess Lucrezia Borgia used the “black gold” to soothe the pains of childbirth. “Aceto” was a contribution of the Romans to civilization that had gone out of fashion for a few […]
The real Parmesan cheese is unique – its taste will surprise you. Crunchy and soft on the inside, it’s designed to melt in your mouth on top of pasta or other foods. Parmigiano Reggiano is the king of the cheeses. Yet it’s made from three simple ingredients – raw milk, rennet, and salt. Its story […]
It’s inexpensive, nutritious, delicious, popular, and famous all over the world. Pizza is so important to warrant UNESCO heritage. Everyone knows about it. Some people love it so much they could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you separate urban legend from its origin story you’ll appreciate an Italian trait so much more. […]
It’s even in the Bible where Isaac offers Abraham a mix of milk and snow. I don’t know about you, but it’s my very favorite Italian dessert. There are many famous contenders – tiramisu’ (originally from Treviso), “panettone” (from Milano), “pandoro” (from Verona), the chocolate Easter egg (Torino), and less known “zuppa inglese” (nothing English […]
If you’ve ever been to Italy, you know the right thing to do – enjoy a nice cup of coffee as soon as possible. You can get a good “caffe’” at the airport and even at the Autogrill, the Italian motorway rest stops. You may have fallen in love with espresso in your travels. But […]
Eating with family and friends consumes more calories. It’s also much more enjoyable. In Italy, the planning, preparation, and enjoyment of even the simplest meals brings out the best of people. “Food makes people happy, it takes you back home, it says so many things that words can’t say,” says Sophia Loren.