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...
“Polpette”: a small bite for a big treasure

“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)...
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. ...
The benefits of eating seasonally

The benefits of eating seasonally

Eating seasonally was the rule, before modernity made grocery stores big and popular. The tie with the local economy has weakened: what are the advantages of going back to a seasonal diet? People all over the world have been eating seasonally before worldwide trading...
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...
Slow food: from the early origins to today’s Chefs influencers

Slow food: from the early origins to today’s Chefs influencers

A dissenting voice to the fast food trend: slow food, born in Italy in the 1980s, set light on the importance of a full, sit-down meal and its physical as well as mental benefits. The concept of slow food was born in Italy in 1989, when Europeans decided to face the...
True Italian restaurants in Berlin offering take away and delivery

True Italian restaurants in Berlin offering take away and delivery

The corona virus crisis is something we are all still learning to cope with. Luckily, there are still ways to stick to your habits and enjoy the little things, like a good lunch and/or dinner. None of us one year ago would have imagined living a global pandemic. Times...
The most famous Italian desserts worldwide

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...
LA VELA

LA VELA

A beautiful restaurant directly in front of the river Elbe in where you can taste the best Italian specialities. The staff is completely at you disposal to satisfy any kind of request. Come to discover this special place! Große Elbstraße 27, 22767 Hamburg Bus 112...
7 incredible specialties of Italian street food

7 incredible specialties of Italian street food

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 protagonist. In Italy, there are many symbols of...
Easter sweets: a guide across Italy’s tradition

Easter sweets: a guide across Italy’s tradition

Written by Gabriella Quercia Easter is the perfect time to celebrate with lots of food. Let’s start a trip across Italy’s tradition Easter is coming, and it is one of the sweetest holidays of the year. When thinking about Easter it is impossible to not...
Pizza, a food that is also good for your health. Here is why

Pizza, a food that is also good for your health. Here is why

Written by Gabriella Quercia Pizza margherita is good for your health! This typical Italian food is one of the best for both Italians and foreigners. We have good news for you: pizza is not only delicious but, according to some scientific researches, it is also...
International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

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 Berlin-Brandenburg region, as 2019 is the first year...
The “aperitivo” a world famous cocktail made in Italy

The “aperitivo” a world famous cocktail made in Italy

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Written by Giulia Cavallo There is nothing better than a fancy cocktail and some finger food with friends and colleagues right after a hard day of work. But the “aperitivo” has an interesting story behind. As everyone knows, an aperitif is a...
8 Italian foods which are very hard to translate into English

8 Italian foods which are very hard to translate into English

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Written by Arnaldo Pangia Italy is one of the most biodiverse territories in Europe, and that includes both in terms of flora and fauna. That’s why you don’t have to doubt your translator’s skills whenever you’re...
Pizza Horoscope – Find out who you really are

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 … … nah, just...
5 common mistakes about Italian food tradition

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 know we take food very...
Top 5 Italian recipes so easy it’s almost like cheating

Top 5 Italian recipes so easy it’s almost like cheating

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Written by Arnaldo Pangia You’re inviting someone for dinner and you want to impress them… too bad you don’t really feel like putting too much time, effort or money to cook something too fancy. We’ve all been there. Fortunately for you...