Sicilian Cous Cous: from Africa to Trapani

Sicilian Cous Cous: from Africa to Trapani

The Sicilian cous cous is a mix of fresh fish and aromas that evoke the scents of Sicily. It is summer and everybody is already suffering from hot weather, so if you are looking for a cold, fast but tasty dish to surprise your soul mate and friends or a delicious...
A delicacy straight from the sea: bottarga

A delicacy straight from the sea: bottarga

A modest start for such a bougie ingredient The origin of this special food comes from Nile Delta, formed in Egypt in the 10th century B.C. Later bottarga spread its fame onto other countries although the name comes from Italian origins. The typical bottarga is...
Cannoli, the sweetest pride for every Sicilian

Cannoli, the sweetest pride for every Sicilian

Sweeten your day with some Cannoli: one of the many Sicilian culinary masterpieces They are recognized worldwide and they are one of the most iconic pastries of Sicilian cuisine, as well as the entire Italian cuisine. Long ago, Cannoli were made only during Carnival...
Torta paradiso: a piece of heaven

Torta paradiso: a piece of heaven

Torta Paradiso is the most classic of Italian dessert It is the symbol of Pavia, located in Lombardy region, and it is a cake made of eggs, butter, flour and topped with lots of powdered sugar. Its fluffy texture makes it perfect for any occasion, especially for...
Tiella barese: rice, potatoes and mussels

Tiella barese: rice, potatoes and mussels

Tiella barese is an original and traditional recipe in the Apulia region. It is a dish prepared with rice, mussels, and potatoes, typical of Bari cuisine. This specialty can be compared to paella, but the Bari way of seasoning is different from the Spanish one,...
Olive taggiasche: from Liguria with love

Olive taggiasche: from Liguria with love

A real treasure for gourmets, “Taggiasche” olives make each dish unique and tasty Characterized by a particular taste, olive taggiasche owe their name to Taggia, a village situated in the province of Imperia. Even if nowadays they are considered Italian,...
Panna cotta, one of the most loved dessert

Panna cotta, one of the most loved dessert

Let’s discover together the Italian pudding, obtained by combining cream and sugar. And yes, the cream is cooked, hence the name “cotta”. Panna cotta is a traditional Italian dessert similar to pudding. This dessert is original of the Piedmont...
Trattoria means tradition and authenticity

Trattoria means tradition and authenticity

The common imagery pictures the trattoria as a rustic and welcoming place. Is this dreaming vision nowadays still alive? The (very) good answer is: yes! Trattorie as we imagine still exist and they are all over Italy. Welcoming and informal places, where people sit at...
A perfect summer appetizer: pinzimonio

A perfect summer appetizer: pinzimonio

Dip raw vegetables in a sauce made with olive oil, salt and pepper and you won’t regret it! Pinzimonio, also known as ‘zalimperio’ or ‘cacimperio’, is a raw sauce made with olive oil, salt and pepper and optionally vinegar, in which food...
The 10 most famous Italian summer recipes

The 10 most famous Italian summer recipes

Here’s the ten most famous recipes that you can find in Italy to face the hottest days, perfect for the summer: tasty, fresh, light and colorful dishes for everyone! 1. Rice salad Colorful and tasty, there are a lot of variations of rice salad (insalata di riso): the...
Italian tomatoes, a red and juicy love story

Italian tomatoes, a red and juicy love story

Solanum lycopersicum: one of the most used product in the Italian and global cuisine The tomatoes are a typical annual plant. The red fruits of this plant are widely used in kitchens all over the world. The term tomato is attributed to the botanist Pietro Andrea...
5 savoury Italian recipes combined with fruit

5 savoury Italian recipes combined with fruit

When savoury meets sweet, what a combination! It should not come as a surprise that opposite tastes can meet and create original and delicious dishes. In particular, savoury courses and fruit can be mixed in various combinations. And we are not talking about pizza...
Panuozzo and Puccia, two cousins from southern Italy

Panuozzo and Puccia, two cousins from southern Italy

Panuozzo and Puccia, two different versions of the same specialty: Campania vs. Apulia Panuozzo and Puccia are two of the most known and delicious specialties of Italian Street food. They are known all over Italy and they’re loved by young and old alike. These...
The Genovese in Naples

The Genovese in Naples

The Genovese, the Neapolitan ragout The Genoese is a traditional recipe from Campania, very popular all over Italy. Although the name refers to the Ligurian city, this recipe doesn’t come from its territory. The Genoese is a ragout sauce perfect for pasta...
Enjoy Sicily and caponata

Enjoy Sicily and caponata

The “Capunata” Caponata (Capunata in Sicily’s dialect) is a typical and traditional dish of Sicilian cuisine that comes from the rural traditions. It is a mix of vegetables and tomato sauce, similar to a ratatouille, very well known all over Italy....
Seadas, the intense flavour of Sardinia

Seadas, the intense flavour of Sardinia

Semolina, cheese, honey: Seadas explained The Seada is a typical dish of traditional Sardinian cuisine. It is a famous fried sweet: a pastry enclosing a soft and tasty filling that honours the typical flavours of the island, with its fresh pecorino cheese and a twist...
Italian cheeses: here are the excellences to taste

Italian cheeses: here are the excellences to taste

Cheeses: one of the products that the world envy to Italy Italy is one of the European countries with one of the largest number of products recognized as Protected Designation of Origin (DOP), Protected Geographical Indication (IPG), and Traditional Speciality...
Cassata Siciliana: the queen of Sicilian desserts

Cassata Siciliana: the queen of Sicilian desserts

A cone-shaped pie made of soft sponge cake and a delicious ricotta cream enriched with candied fruit and chocolate drops: the Cassata Siciliana The Cassata Siciliana is a traditional pie based on sugared ricotta (traditionally sheep), sponge cake, royal pasta, and...
Peperoni ‘mbuttunati from Naples with love

Peperoni ‘mbuttunati from Naples with love

Peperoni Imbottiti (stuffed peppers) and curiosities on this recipe The peperoni ‘mbuttunati is a traditional recipe from Naples and Campania region. They are known also as puparuoli ‘mbuttunati. This second course is substantial and tasty. This recipe was born...
Fettuccelle, a traditional homemade Italian pasta

Fettuccelle, a traditional homemade Italian pasta

Fettuccelle and a bit of its history Fettuccelle is a typical Italian homemade pasta. It’s originally from the central and southern Italy and It is made from a mixture of semolina and egg. Fettuccelle is part of the Fettuccine family and are mainly used in Roman...
Watch out for Nepitelle’s sweet heart

Watch out for Nepitelle’s sweet heart

Nepitelle’s tasty filling is a sweet treat suited to every occasion Nepitelle are sweets typical of the Calabria region, especially of the cities Crotone and Catanzaro; despite being traditionally an Easter dessert, Nepitelle are rather popular also at Christmas, but...
Fennel and orange salad, the quick and tasty road to Sicily

Fennel and orange salad, the quick and tasty road to Sicily

A fresh and tasty salad for a quick lunch, that will take you to Sicily in one bite. Fennel and orange salad is a light and refreshing side dish, typical of Sicilian cuisine. This dish can be served as an accompaniment to a rich second course or as a tasty aperitif....
Sardinian Culurgiònes, a delight for the palate

Sardinian Culurgiònes, a delight for the palate

Culurgiònes: a traditional Sardinian pasta Culurgiònes are a typical dish of Sardinia cuisine. It is a stuffed pasta also known as angiulotus (agnolotti). This pasta is filled with potatoes, pecorino cheese, and mint; a typical culinary specialty of the Ogliastra...
Italian not-waste leftover cuisine

Italian not-waste leftover cuisine

The not-waste-leftover of the meals is an important concept in Italian cuisine. Italian rural tradition has taught us that leftovers can be used to prepare many other tasty recipes, instead of throwing them away! The main ingredients of this type of anti-waste cuisine...
The best Italian pizzerias (and more) according to Gambero Rosso

The best Italian pizzerias (and more) according to Gambero Rosso

Attention to details and very high quality: this is the only way for pizzerias to obtain the Gambero Rosso award. Pizza, a popular dish turned gourmet. The challenge is enormous, expectations are high, pizza makers become artists and the competition can begin!...
10 original and surprising Italian recipes

10 original and surprising Italian recipes

Here are 10 original ideas for giving Italian recipes the touch of novelty and fun you were looking for Creativity and versatility are the qualities that make cooking so much fun, and fun itself is an essential part of cooking. Finding new ideas in cuisine is not...
Sfincione, the king of Sicilian street food

Sfincione, the king of Sicilian street food

Sfincione, the soft and tasty treat Sfincione is a typical product of the Sicilian tradition and gastronomy. It was inserted in the Italian traditional agribusiness products list (P.A.T. is the Italian abbreviation). Sfincione is the symbol of Palermo street food...
Restaurants are finally opening again!

Restaurants are finally opening again!

We are so happy to write this: Restaurants are opening again in Berlin We have been waiting for this moment to arrive for 6 long months but that time has finally arrived. Restaurants in Berlin are opening their doors – more precisely their terraces – again...
Italian spices, from the most common to the unknown treasures

Italian spices, from the most common to the unknown treasures

How much do you know about Italian spices? Spices and aromatic herbs, as you know, have really ancient origin. These product cover a fundamental role in the Italian cuisine. They envelop dishes with aromas,  transforming meals into extraordinary experiences. Before...
If you say Veneto, you say Risi e Bisi

If you say Veneto, you say Risi e Bisi

Risi e Bisi, all the tradition in one dish! Risi e Bisi is the traditional first course of Veneto region, in particular of Venezia, Verona and Vicenza cuisine. This recipe is based on rice and peas. This is a first course that is considered somewhere between a risotto...