Italian cuisine, love at first bite!

Italian cuisine, love at first bite!

What do Germans and Italians have in common? Probably quite a few things, but the most obvious is their love for Italian cuisine and the places from where it derives. Germans just love everything Italian, the taste, the smells and the ingredients. Honestly, who can...
Modica chocolate, an ancient and tasteful Sicilian tradition

Modica chocolate, an ancient and tasteful Sicilian tradition

Modica, the Sicilian capital of chocolate  In Southern Italy, and more specifically in Sicily, there’s an ancient, beautiful city called Modica, famous all over the world for its delicious chocolate. Modica chocolate has a rich history that goes way back to...
10 most original Italian pasta shapes

10 most original Italian pasta shapes

A typical Italian specialty could only inspire the wildest imagination Radiators, wheels, flying UFO, snails, spaccatelle, lilies, rooster crests, candles, curly lasagna, Vesuvius. No, this is not a joke, these are 10 names of real pasta shapes. Looking at the shelves...
Cassoeula, the history of an ancient Lombard tradition

Cassoeula, the history of an ancient Lombard tradition

From poor origins to queen of Sundays, not to be missed during your next trip to Milan Here is a truly special dish, born of the peasant tradition of seasoning savoy cabbage with the less noble cuts of pork. Typically eaten on Sundays, accompanied by polenta, it has...
Drunk cheese, a perfect combination of wine and milk

Drunk cheese, a perfect combination of wine and milk

A very special kind of cheese  A drunk cheese is a type of cheese with a strong and aromatic flavour, sweetly spicy and with a unique grape aftertaste. Immediately recognizable for its dark red crust, made smooth by the time spent in the wine. The colour of...
Brutti ma Buoni, few ingredients for a traditional pastry

Brutti ma Buoni, few ingredients for a traditional pastry

A biscuit disputed by two regions Brutti ma Buoni (ugly but good), also known as “brutti e buoni” or “brut e bon”, in Piedmontese dialect: these are the classic irregularly shaped hazelnut sweets we all know. These are sweets of disputed...
Beans, the favorite meal of an international hero: Bud Spencer

Beans, the favorite meal of an international hero: Bud Spencer

Bud Spencer and the immediate correlation to the black skillet full of beans and the loaf of bread Many of the dishes shown in the various movies in which Bud Spencer and Terence Hill acted, show a plenty of choices, and when you start to watch their movies you never...
Liquorice and the close relationship with Italy

Liquorice and the close relationship with Italy

Some curiosities about liquorice Liquorice is a plant native to south-western Asia and the Mediterranean region. It is a frost-resistant herbaceous species, which mainly grows in southern Europe in calcareous and/or clayey soils. Liquorice is one of the most important...
Ragù lucano, what a sauce!

Ragù lucano, what a sauce!

An exceptional pasta sauce from southern Italy What is the best way to season pasta? This is a tricky question, and unfortunately there is not a unique and universal answer. Nonetheless, if you are looking for a new sauce to add a magic flavour to your pasta, what...
Five ingredients, one guarantee: Tuscan Cantucci

Five ingredients, one guarantee: Tuscan Cantucci

Cantucci are the most loved and well-known Italian biscuits Cantucci (Cantuccini) also known as “Biscotti di Prato” are typical sweets of traditional Tuscan cuisine, very crunchy and scented. They are dry biscuits with almonds, obtained by cutting slices...
How to fall in love with Neapolitan fried pizza

How to fall in love with Neapolitan fried pizza

Let’s discover a different version of Neapolitan Pizza Napoli offers a plenty of tasty dishes full of history and one of them is pizza fritta (fried Pizza). If you  try to pronounce its name you can even hear the hot oil crackling from the pot! This kind of...
Friccò all’Eugubina: the perfect Sunday stew

Friccò all’Eugubina: the perfect Sunday stew

Discover a special stew from Gubbio, Umbria The origins of this stew lay in Umbria: according to the tradition, it comes from the town of Gubbio, as the name Friccò all’Eugubina suggests. It is a stew composed by various kinds of meat: in the recipe we suggest...
Mostaccioli, the iconic smell of Christmas

Mostaccioli, the iconic smell of Christmas

The perfect Christmas cookies “Mostaccioli” (or mustacciuoli) are diamond-shaped, spiced cookies covered in chocolate icing, eaten during Christmas time and popular in centre and southern Italy. These cookies are traditionally prepared from December...
Canederli, the definitive recipe to use your stale bread 

Canederli, the definitive recipe to use your stale bread 

The dish you have to try while in Trentino Alto Adige Have you ever had any stale bread in your pantry? Apparently Bavarian and Tyrolese farmers had, as they made a whole recipe tradition around it. In fact this traditional food is made out of dry bread soaked in milk...
Pinza onta and schizzotto, two amazing focaccias 

Pinza onta and schizzotto, two amazing focaccias 

Two culinary delights from Veneto All around Italy you can try many different types of focaccias, all of which will surprise you with amazing flavours and textures. This time we want to bring you on a culinary journey to Veneto, a region in Northern Italy, to...
Cjarson: Friuli at the table

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 dough of...
Ribollita, the famous Tuscan soup

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 course: a soup...
Polenta: an old-fashioned specialty to warm you up

Polenta: an old-fashioned specialty to warm you up

You may know it as cornmeal, but if you want to try the actual Italian dish you should call it Polenta Feeling cold and hungry? Polenta is here just for you! It is ideal to have a satisfying lunch at a mountain hut or to share a homemade meal with your loved ones or...
Pumpkin gnocchi: a colourful and very tasty first course

Pumpkin gnocchi: a colourful and very tasty first course

The perfect recipe for autumn Sundays Pumpkin is widely used in Italian cuisine: pumpkin cake, baked pumpkin, pumpkin risotto… Today introduce you Gnocchi di Zucca (Pumpkin gnocchi), a variation of traditional gnocchi. The perfect handmade first course for your...
Piadina Romagnola: Romagna’s iconic food

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 clay pan...
Teste di moro, a traditional Neapolitan cake with an atypical name

Teste di moro, a traditional Neapolitan cake with an atypical name

A delicious Italian masterpiece Teste di moro, or mallomars, as they’re best known worldwide, find their origins in Naples and they are basically chocolate pralines with a tender sponge-cake centre, softened with liqueur and usually covered with icing and chocolate...
FACCIOLA

FACCIOLA

Auro Facciola claimed his spot at Forster Str. 5 in 2014, guaranteeing the people of Kreuzberg would have the possibility of enjoying their best Italian experience. From Piedmonte, Auro is an Italian by heart, accent, and passion. In over 10 years in Germany, he...
Frico: tradition and taste from Friuli-Venezia Giulia

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 soft heart...
Brandacujùn: curious tongue-twister or delicious dish?

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...
Malloreddus alla campidanese: tradition and taste from Sardegna

Malloreddus alla campidanese: tradition and taste from Sardegna

Malloreddus, “little bulls” Let us have a taste of Sardinian tradition with Malloreddus, generally more known as “gnocchetti sardi”, which literally means “little gnocchi from Sardegna”. It is a typical and delicious food deriving from the Sardinian...
Melanzane a pullastiello: Napoli welcomes you!

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 also...
The history of Sardinian taste: la fregula

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 many,...
Spaghetti vs. Linguine: 2 winners in Italian cuisine

Spaghetti vs. Linguine: 2 winners in Italian cuisine

There are a lot of pasta varieties (around 100) depending on shapes and sizes. Let’s have a look to 2 of the most known and loved. If you are a pasta lover, you have to absolutely learn the difference between spaghetti and linguine, two kinds of long pasta, very...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
Delicious and irresistible: olive all’ascolana

Delicious and irresistible: olive all’ascolana

The queen of Marche cuisine: olive all’ascolana Olive all’ascolana is one of the most known dishes of Italian cuisine, originally from Marche. This recipe is traditional and representative of this land but they are appreciated and known all over the world....
Italian coffee: a bitter treasure with an ancient origin

Italian coffee: a bitter treasure with an ancient origin

It is one of the most old heritage of the Italian tradition and a great part of the typical Italian routine. Its origin is as ancient as charming and covers an international surface. You can’t go to Naples and don’t drink a real Italian coffee: caffè...