Cjarson: Friuli at the table

From pauper cuisine to esteemed dish in restaurants Cjarsons ara typical dish from the Friulian cuisine. To be more precise, they come from the alpine region of Carnia, but they can be found in the Friulian plain too. Similar to ravioli, they are made of a...

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Ribollita, the famous Tuscan soup

Ribollita is one of the most well-known dishes of the Tuscan culinary tradition Nowadays, this recipe is the symbol of family traditions and of the local customs, extremely popular during the winter months in Italy. Ribollita is a a hot and tasty first...

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All hail to his majesty Babà al rum

Babà al rum: the liqueur and mushroom-shaped Neapolitan dessert It is no secret that Neapolitan food is one of the most beloved not only in Italy, but all over the world. From pizza to sfogliatelle, from pastiera to casatiello, diet is a swear word when it...

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Pasta e patate, a Neapolitan hidden gem

Born as a meal for the poor, pasta e patate quickly became one of the most beloved and imitated dishes of the Neapolitan cuisine Naples is world-famous for being the land of pizza, but few people are aware of the huge amount of minor but delicious dishes...

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Pasta alla Norcina

A traditional and typical first course of Umbria region: Pasta alla Norcina Pasta alla Norcina, is a typical first course from the Umbria region. It is a traditional dish prepared with the Norcia sausage crumbled with oil, and onion, fresh cream (once...

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Piadina Romagnola: Romagna’s iconic food

An ancient street food from Central Italy The “piadina romagnola” or “piada romagnola” it’s a simple ancient street food from Emilia Romangna, made with wheat flour, lard or olive oil, baking soda or yeast, salt and water. It was traditionally cooked on a...

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Frico: tradition and taste from Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Traditional dish from the Friulian region In the Italian region Friuli – Venezia Giulia an unique dish is known and appreciated by all: it is the so-called frico, a little pie of potatoes and cheese. It is known for the crunchy crust on the outside and the...

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Brandacujùn: curious tongue-twister or delicious dish?

Branda... What? This funny word is not a curious tongue-twister, but it is the name of a typical (and delicious!) dish from the Italian region Liguria. Usually served as appetizer on toasted bread, it is composed by 5 different ingredients: the main one is...

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When life gives you walnuts, make nocino!

The walnut is one of the most ancient trees ever cultivated by mankind. Its importance comes from two aspects: the wood, everlasting and hard, and the fruit that can be eaten fresh or dried. Cultivation In Italy, the cultivation of the walnut tree has a...

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An original Sicilian sauce: Trapanese pesto

Trapanese pesto, a traditional Italian sauce from Sicily The preparation of Sicilian pesto is based on the typical products of Sicily. There is no real basic recipe, but there are canonical ingredients that must be used to obtain a result very close to...

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So easy, so delicious: the Fregolotta cake

The important thing is to share it until the last "fregola" The "fregolotta cake" is a typical dessert of Marca Trevigiana, the surrounding area of Treviso, in Veneto’s region. The main ingredients are: flour, cream and sugar, a true pleasure for breakfast...

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The regional cuisine: welcome to Lombardy

One of the richest regions in culinary traditions and typical products in Italy: Lombardy Due to the historical past of its territory, and also to the variety of the landscape, the region of Lombardy has a very mixed culinary tradition. We can say that the...

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Bombette Pugliesi… will blow your mind

Bombette Pugliesi (meat rolls stuffed with cheese) are the pride of Italian street food and one of the most tasty finger food! When looking for good food, you can never go wrong with what the Puglia region has to offer: here many of the recent most beloved...

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Coconut and Nutella cake: the perfect match

Coconut lovers, this irresistible combination will not disappoint you If you love chocolate and coconut then you’ll adore the Coconut and Nutella cake. This recipe is a simple dessert to prepare, just add all the ingredients and once the cake is baked,...

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Melanzane a pullastiello: Napoli welcomes you!

City of art, sea and... food! Everybody is crazy about Neapolitan food, and there is a good reason for it. Among all the specialities that make this beautiful city one of the most visited by food lovers, we count not only the world-wide famous pizza, but...

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Palermo’s Anelletti

Anelletti al forno, a culinary treasure of Sicilian cuisine Sicilian cuisine hides a lot of culinary treasures. One example is Anelletti al forno ("a pasta u furnu" in Sicilian dialect). This is a traditional first course of this region, loved by young and...

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Salsa alle Noci, another pesto from Liguria

"Salsa alle Noci" can be considered the little brother of "Pesto alla Genovese": welcome to Liguria! The Liguria region is the the kingdom of sauces for every kind of pasta, and one of them stands out in particular: indeed, everybody knows Pesto alla...

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Five savory Italian recipes made with chocolate

Who said that chocolate can only be used for desserts? Everybody knows that chocolate comes from cocoa which has a bitter taste to the palate. This ingredient has been used since the beginning of times from the Maya population and it was way more in use...

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The history of Sardinian taste: la fregula

Fregula, an ancient recipe for a unique first course They say this first course had been created over 1000 years ago, in the magical island of Sardinia, who is the motherland of lots of sensational dishes. This tasty but simple recipe has a format made of...

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Sicilian granita, a typical refreshing treat

Sicilian granita is the symbol Italian of summer, an easy refreshing dessert with a unique taste Brought to Sicily during Arabs domination, Sicilian granita has evolved into a product that is different from anything else in Italy, something halfway between...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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,...

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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 region,...

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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...

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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 such as vegetables...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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. This is...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Sicily and its Pasta ‘ncasciata

Pasta 'ncasciata, from tradition to popularity thanks to Commissario Montalbano. Pasta 'ncasciata is the perfect dish to share and enjoy with family and friends. It is a baked pasta that works as a single dish, typical of the Sicily region. This dish is...

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Ice-cream, the first dessert in human history

Ice-cream is one of the most ancient desserts in the human history and keeps being one of the most popular even nowadays We can all agree that nothing is better than a good, fresh ice-cream in a warm summer afternoon and we are so used to this treat that...

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The most beloved pizza in Germany

In a survey made by HelloFresh, Germans have voted their favourite pizza. Once again, pizza has proved to be one of the most beloved meals outside Italy, too. A survey run by HelloFresh, the world's leading supplier of meal boxes, shows that the vast...

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Cotoletta alla valdostana, easy and tasty

The perfect dish for the greediest Cotoletta alla Valdostana is one of the most typical dishes of Aosta Valley cuisine. This recipe is known all over Italy and also abroad. This second course is perfect in Autumn or Winter period because of the fatty...

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Caprese, one name three different delicacies

Each Caprese recipe refers to something completely different: it can be a chocolate cake, a salad or a sandwich, and having the same name they can all be called delicacies. Caprese cake If we think of Caprese as the cake, we need to talk about its origins...

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Trippa, a poor and popular Italian dish

Trippa (tripe) is one of the most popular dishes of Italian cuisine. It comes from the common tradition of using poor ingredients to create amazing delicacies. Tripe is the edible lining from the stomach of various farm animals. Most tripe is from cattle and sheep....

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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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Cantarelle: The Italian pancake

Romagna's traditional pancake Cantarelle are a typical dessert from Emilia Romagna’s region, especially from the province of Rimini, as poor and peasant culture. As a matter of fact, with few simple ingredients, you can prepare delicious Cantarelle rapidly...

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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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