Marzipan, a very ancient sweet tradition

Since the Arabic domination to the present days, marzipan has always been the main character of festivities. The term 'marzipan' comes from Arabic maw-thabán, the name of a middle-eastern silver coin that corresponded to a certain quantity of a sweet dough made with...

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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...

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“Polpette”: a small bite for a big treasure

If you ask an Italian about meatballs, the answer will be different based on the taste, the region and the preparation method followed by their grandmas when they were kids. The 'polpette' The first time that the word 'polpette' (aka meatballs) appeared in the Italian...

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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? ...

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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?

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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...

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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...

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History and secrets of Tiramisù

Tiramisù: how much history is there behind the symbol of the Italian dessert for excellence? Tiramisù is the fifth most famous Italian word abroad, the top one in the desserts category. The name comes from saying ‘tireme su’, in Tevigian dialect "lift me up". But why...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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