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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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 variety of...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 rocking the Veneto region and they characterise the various courses that each city and province can offer. Ingredients change according to...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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