Strange and funny names in the Italian kitchen

Strange and funny names in the Italian kitchen

When we think about Italian kitchen we think about tradition and tasty ingredients, but there are details about some dishes or ingredients that will cheer you up even more. Let’s discover the weird names of some of them! Ingredients The names of some ingredients...
Gricia, one of the best recipe from Latium

Gricia, one of the best recipe from Latium

Gricia is a very famous pasta dish from Latium. It’s the perfect combination for those who love Carbonara and Cacio e Pepe too. In fact it is considered a mix of the two. There are many versions, even one with tomato sauce, then called Amatriciana. Origins The...
Tuscan wines and food, the best match

Tuscan wines and food, the best match

Tuscany probably is the main Italian region for the wine production and sales. Not only on a national basis, but also from an international perspective. Italy has always been in competition with France for the wine dominance all over the world, but Italy, and in...
Easter means picnic with Torta Pasqualina

Easter means picnic with Torta Pasqualina

Torta Pasqualina, the perfect Easter appetizer Easter is here, what is the best way to celebrate? Preparing Torta Pasqualina! Torta Pasqualina is a traditional Italian recipe prepared on Easter! It is the perfect dish to celebrate spring and for outdoor snacks,...
Savoury recipes perfect for Easter

Savoury recipes perfect for Easter

Easter and its savoury specialties Colomba, Easter egg, Pastiera are just some of the famous and traditional Italian Easter sweet recipes. But what savory recipes do you know about this period? There are a lot of different and traditional recipes in every region as...
Dante Alighieri and the medieval delicacies

Dante Alighieri and the medieval delicacies

Today, 25th March 2021 it’s the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death, to celebrate the great poet we have decided to dig into Medieval Tuscan delicacies and make a journey through some ancient recipes. In Dante’s time, there wasn’t the...
Cotoletta alla Milanese, the symbol of Milanese cuisine

Cotoletta alla Milanese, the symbol of Milanese cuisine

The Queen of Milanese cuisine Cotoletta alla Milanese is one of the most known dishes from Milan’s cuisine, together with Risotto alla Milanese and Panettone. It’s an easy and speedy recipe, the symbol of the city of Milan, known all over the world. This...
Pecorino cheese, one of the Italian masterpieces

Pecorino cheese, one of the Italian masterpieces

Pecorino, one of the most known and loved cheese in Italy. Famous for its strong salty flavour and smell, it’s the main character of many dishes.   Origins The Italian cheese called Pecorino, has really an ancient origin! It goes back to 2000 years ago when...
Torta di Mele: the perfect dessert for young and old alike!

Torta di Mele: the perfect dessert for young and old alike!

A traditional cake that fills the house with sweet scents The famous Torta di Mele (Apple Pie) is known all over the world for its simplicity and genuineness. It is a big classic that never goes out of fashion. Apples have always been the stars of most Italian...
Italian balsamic vinegar, the quality seasoning

Italian balsamic vinegar, the quality seasoning

Italian Balsamic Vinegar, one of the basic salad dressing in Italian cuisine, has become a healthy condiment for any type of dish. Strongly protected by the Designation of Origin, it is one of the most precious Italian product. Balsamic vinegar is a dark-coloured,...
The regional cuisine: welcome to Piedmont

The regional cuisine: welcome to Piedmont

An important gastronomic, traditional and ancient cuisine: Piedmont welcomes you with many amazing dishes. Let’s discover the most famous ones. We can divide the typical Piedmont recipe into two groups: those from the noble tradition of Savoia’s royal...
Chianina- perfect beef for Florentine steak

Chianina- perfect beef for Florentine steak

Chianina is one of the most ancient Italian bovine race that characterizes the regions of central Italy. This bovine is truly prized for its sturdy build and the delicious Florentine steak that comes with it. Chianina beef is one of the most ancient and important...
Baci di Dama, the queen of Piedmont

Baci di Dama, the queen of Piedmont

A typical biscuit of the Piedmont patisserie The history of the most romantic biscuit of the world! Baci di Dama is a famous Italian homemade pastries that has its origin in Piedmont. The history of Baci di Dama start in ‘800 and since then, delights gourmet palates....
Lasagne, the most beloved Italian first course

Lasagne, the most beloved Italian first course

Lasagna, the perfect dish for a Sunday with family! Lasagna is the first traditional course par excellence and it is a national heritage. This rich and savoury dish has its origin in the city of Bologna, in Emilia Romagna. It’s one of the most famous and most...
Italian food news of the week in Berlin: so much flavor this week!

Italian food news of the week in Berlin: so much flavor this week!

Here’s what you need to know about the true Italian cuisine in Berlin this week This week’s food news is only about tasteful, flavoured food. From cold cuts to chocolate desserts! What are you waiting for? Pancetta, Guanciale e Nduja by Malafemmena In few weeks...
Cacio e Pepe, poor ingredients and awesome taste

Cacio e Pepe, poor ingredients and awesome taste

Cacio e Pepe, is one of the traditional Italian pasta dishes, created by shepherds in Latium. Even if it includes poor ingredients, the awesomeness in guaranteed! Origins Cacio e Pepe  is among the most famous dishes in Italy and specially in Rome. It’s like the...
Seafood spaghetti, a real Mediterranean recipe

Seafood spaghetti, a real Mediterranean recipe

Seafood spaghetti is the typical dish that characterizes Italian seaside towns. South Italians maintain their leadership as the best in cooking seafood. Origins of seafood spaghetti Seafood spaghetti is a typical dish of the south-Italy cuisine, in Italian it is known...
Caciucco, the delicious Tuscan fish stew

Caciucco, the delicious Tuscan fish stew

Caciucco is a typical fish stew of the culinary tradition of the western coastal towns in Tuscany. There are two versions of the Caciucco: one recipe comes from Livorno and the other from Viareggio. What is Caciucco? Caciucco is a fish stew made of different types of...
The long journey of cookbooks through different historical times

The long journey of cookbooks through different historical times

The secret behind Italian cuisine Nowadays Italian cuisine enjoys widespread popularity, as well as several particular regional traditions. Among Italians, the different and typical recipes play a huge role in everyday life and they are regarded as a symbol of pride...
Vitello tonnato, a classic of Italian cuisine

Vitello tonnato, a classic of Italian cuisine

An appetizer or main course much loved by Italians, a simple and delicious recipe. The Vitello tonnato (veal with tuna sauce) is a typical Piedmontese dish. Although known by its French name “vitel tonnè”, this recipe is clearly Italian. Since the...
Torta della Nonna, the Italian custard pie

Torta della Nonna, the Italian custard pie

Grandma’s Pie: an inevitable dessert on Italian tables Torta Della Nonna (Grandma’s Pie) is a famous and delocious italian pie. It’s the perfect cake for breakfast and also as a dessert and it’s loved by young and old alike. It’s the homemade cake...
Hazelnuts, one of the delicious products of Italy

Hazelnuts, one of the delicious products of Italy

Among many varieties of dried fruit, hazelnut is for sure one of the most appreciated. Like many other dried fruits, hazelnuts have some really ancient origins. Fossils found in Germany, Sweden and Denmark prove that they were indeed part of the primitive men’s...
Food news of the week in Berlin: Panzerotti and Ice cream

Food news of the week in Berlin: Panzerotti and Ice cream

Here’s what you need to know about the Italian cuisine in Berlin this week. This week the food news satisfy everyone palate. From the savoury  Panzerotti, Focaccia and fried pizza to the sweet taste of the Ice-cream, perfect for a sunny weekend. Here are the...
Carciofi alla Giudia as a Jewish gift in the very heart of Rome

Carciofi alla Giudia as a Jewish gift in the very heart of Rome

Among the many Roman food traditions, Carciofi alla Giudia are maybe less known than other recipes, but that doesn’t make them less delicious! The artichoke is a main product in Rome. Along with Carbonara, Gricia and Amatriciana, artichokes are regarded as a...
Sweet treat in the heart of Palermo: chocolate Arancine

Sweet treat in the heart of Palermo: chocolate Arancine

We have already talked about classic Arancine, but their time is not over yet – what about a chocolate variety? Among their several food specialties, Arancine are the pride of Sicilian people. But be careful on how you call them: arancine or arancini? It depends...
Focaccia and Farinata: the perfect lunch break

Focaccia and Farinata: the perfect lunch break

When you feel like having a tasty but quick lunch, a delicious snack or a side dish to your aperitif, a piece of focaccia and a slice of farinata could be just perfect! Both soft and crunchy, these two Italian delicacies are the symbols of the Genoese cuisine and...
The History of Italian cuisine in Germany

The History of Italian cuisine in Germany

The History of how Italian cuisine became the most well known worldwide: Italian emigrants’ difficult relocation and their love for their homeland’s traditions. The Italian one is today the most worldwide known cuisine and the strongest trend setter in the...
Carbonara, Queen of Rome

Carbonara, Queen of Rome

Carbonara is one of Italian’s best known dishes! If you travel to Italy and specifically to Rome, you MUST eat this delicacy. Origins There are many stories behind Carbonara, but the first mention about combining pasta and eggs can be found in “Il cuoco galante”...
Testaroli, a pearl of the Ligurian cuisine

Testaroli, a pearl of the Ligurian cuisine

Few people know that Testaroli are one of the most ancient types of pasta, born during the Roman Empire. Typical of Lunigiana, a Ligurian area bordering Tuscany, this “poor food” was prepared by the ancient local peasant with only 3 ingredients. It became...
Pesto alla Genovese: history, legends and the real, simple recipe

Pesto alla Genovese: history, legends and the real, simple recipe

The name alone recalls not only its origins but also its preparation. We are talking about the famous Pesto alla Genovese. it’s a Pesto, as its making process includes pestare (to pound) all the ingredients in a mortar and pestle, and it’s Genovese, as the...
Marzipan, a very ancient sweet tradition

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...
Sarde, treasure of the Mediterranean Sea

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...