Sarde, treasure of the Mediterranean Sea

Sarde are the most common "blue fishes" from the anchovies family. Even if it's not a fancy or expensive fish, we can find it in a lot of ancient and modern recipes thanks to its versatility, but do you know where they come from and all of its preparations? Origins...

Vin brûlé: the perfect winter beverage  

Since ancient times, Vin brûlé represents Europeans' favourite beverage during winter. What not everyone knows is that this type of beverage has really antique origins and different variations based on the place and the way in which it is made.  What are its origins? ...

The benefits of eating seasonally

Eating seasonally was the rule, before modernity made grocery stores big and popular. Today the tie with the local economy has weakened: which would the advantages of going back to a seasonal diet be?

Italian green gold: olives and olive oil varieties

Olives and oil are a central part of Italy’s culture and cuisine: this cultivation, present already in roman times, has remained important even today, with multiple varieties offering different tastes and endless benefits. 

The most famous Italian desserts worldwide

The excellence of Italian Cuisine: desserts deserve a place of honour among the worldwide most famous and most appreciated Italian culinary products. Italian cuisine is among the most famous all over the world: its tradition and history are ancient, the food unique...

To Spritz or not to Spritz?

Theologians think they know the questions, scientists think they know the answers. I think it’s time to drink another Spritz” (Anonymous) In its original recipe, the ‘Aperol’ is served matching Prosecco and seltz, and is accompanied by some ice cubes and a slice of...

History and secrets of Tiramisù

Tiramisù: how much history is there behind the symbol of the italian dessert for excellence? Tiramisù is the fifth word of the Italian cuisine best known abroad, the first one for the sweets. This word, by a melodic and sweet sound for the palate, derives from the...

The regional cuisine: welcome in Veneto

Veneto is a region rich of history, beautiful landscapes and... wonderful dishes  A variety of crops and farms are alternated among the region and it characterizes the various courses that each city and province could offer us on the table. Ingredients change...

The Eggplant Parmigiana: one dish, many versions

One of the most popular recipes in Italian gastronomy is the Parmigiana. The Eggplant Parmigiana is a classic in the Italian culinary tradition: the eggplant is widely used in Italian cuisine by virtue of its properties, such as low calories and a high presence of...

Berlin calls ‘Aperitivo Time’

Do you feel homesick from time to time? Or do you wanna feel at home just for a drink or better to say... An ‘aperitivo’ with your friends? We have researched and picked the best places in Berlin where you can spend the ‘Golden Hours’ drinking an Aperol Spritz or a...

Meet the truffle, king of the kitchen

Truffle: a secret treasure hidden in the ground Contemplated in antiquity as the food of the gods, with handed down aphrodisiac properties, the truffle plays a role as a true sovereign within Italian cuisine. It was during the Middle Ages, especially in Italian noble...

The regional cuisine: a typical Aosta Valley menu

The Italian regional cuisine: a thousand of different menus The Italian cuisine is known worldwide for being one of the most loved, not only for the tastefulness of its dishes,  but also and above all for its great regional variety. From North to South, the Belpaese...

From poverty to luxury: the evolution of pizza

* Article edited by Cristina Torres The discovery of pizza origins: from a poor and simple plate to the most loved food of all the times Pizza has been and still is one of the most popular recipes and dishes of Italian cuisine in the world. Famous among all cultures...

The Michelin Stars of the Italian constellation

11 might sound a small number of starred restaurants, but by ranking 4th in the 3-Michelin Stars restaurants in Europe, Italy culinary stardom is expanding. Indeed, accordingly to STATISTA, Italy was at the 6th place in the list of "countries by number of...

7 incredible specialties of Italian street food

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Written by Gabriella Quercia What is the real Italian Street Food tradition? “cuoppo”, “arrosticini” and so on. A triumph of taste. Nowadays streets are full of food trucks, kiosks and stands where food is the real...

Easter sweets: a guide across Italy’s tradition

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Written by Gabriella Quercia Easter is around the corner and the best way to celebrate it is with a lot of food. Let's start with us a trip across Italy's tradition Easter is coming, and it is one of the sweetest...

International Women’s Day

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn As we all already know, March 8th is International Women's Day. This year the celebration of women's courage and the commemoration of all those who fight for gender equality is even more special in the...

Pizza Horoscope – Find out who you really are

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Written by Arnaldo Pangia The tradition of pizza horoscope is very old and dates back to Ancient Rome. The legend says that those born under the infamous sign of the pizza hawaii were thrown off a cliff after ... ......

5 common mistakes about Italian food tradition

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Written by Arnaldo Pangia When they talk about food and traditions, Italians are very strict and pretty inflexible. There are some, actually, a lot of, severe rules that everyone knows and nobody talks about. You all...

10 Rules to Recognize a Real Neapolitan Pizza

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn In 2017 the UNESCO inscribed the "Art of Neapolitan ‘Pizzaiuolo’" on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Since then we are talking more and more about the Neapolitan pizza, but how...

The sweetest fight: Pandoro or Panettone?

When it comes to the Christmas dinner, Italians know that it is the typical moment when family and friends get together, enjoy their meal, spend quality time with their loved ones and... well, friendly fights are on the agenda. In this softly combative atmosphere the...

10 sublime Italian Christmast sweets you need to taste

Oh oh oh, let's spred the Italian Christmas tastefulness! It's Christmas time and here at True Italian we are thinking about true Italian Christmas recipes! What is that Italians have for dessert during those cold December nights? Let's find out together the most...