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...
Grana Padano and Parmigiano Reggiano: two different twins

Grana Padano and Parmigiano Reggiano: two different twins

The two most popular sorts of Italian cheese, Grana Padano and Parmigiano Reggiano, might at first sight look just the same: these two twins are actually, if observed with a closer look, different. Grana Padano and Parmigiano Reggiano are the two most popular sorts of...
Vin brûlé: the perfect winter beverage  

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. ...
Penne lisce or penne rigate? Obviously PENNE LISCE. But why?

Penne lisce or penne rigate? Obviously PENNE LISCE. But why?

Italy, the country of food, tradition and culture, with its 23.5Kg of pasta consumption per person, per year, gives us another battle on food. What is the type of Penne Italians prefer? Lisce (smooth) or Rigate (with little grooves on it), and why do they choose one...