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...
CALIBOCCA

CALIBOCCA

True Italian cuisine and pizza in the heart of Charlottenburg. Looking for the best wine to match your meal? Then ask Vincenzo, the owner and sommelier of CaliBocca, he will find the perfect solution for you. Schlüterstr. 30, 10629 Berlin S...
Pallotte Cacio e Ova, fried bread and cheese balls

Pallotte Cacio e Ova, fried bread and cheese balls

The backbone of Abruzzo cuisine: Pallotte Cacio e Ova Pallotte Cacio and Ova are delicious balls, typical of Abruzzo. This is a recipe of the rural ancient tradition, loved by all and still served today in typical local “trattorias”. This is a recipe with...
Strange and funny names in the Italian kitchen

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 ingredients...
Easter means picnic with Torta Pasqualina

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 snacks,...
Savoury recipes perfect for Easter

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 region as...
Cotoletta alla Milanese, the symbol of Milanese cuisine

Cotoletta alla Milanese, the symbol of Milanese cuisine

The Queen of Milanese cuisine Cotoletta alla Milanese is one of the most known dishes from Milan’s cuisine, together with Risotto alla Milanese and Panettone. It’s an easy and speedy recipe, the symbol of the city of Milan, known all over the world. This...
Torta di Mele: the perfect dessert for young and old alike!

Torta di Mele: the perfect dessert for young and old alike!

A traditional cake that fills the house with sweet scents The famous Torta di Mele (Apple Pie) is known all over the world for its simplicity and genuineness. It is a big classic that never goes out of fashion. Apples have always been the stars of most Italian...
Seafood spaghetti, a real Mediterranean recipe

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 it is known...
Caciucco, the delicious Tuscan fish stew

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 different types of...
The long journey of cookbooks through different historical times

The long journey of cookbooks through different historical times

The secret behind Italian cuisine Nowadays Italian cuisine enjoys widespread popularity, as well as several particular regional traditions. Among Italians, the different and typical recipes play a huge role in everyday life and they are regarded as a symbol of pride...
Vitello tonnato, a classic of Italian cuisine

Vitello tonnato, a classic of Italian cuisine

An appetizer or main course much loved by Italians, a simple and delicious recipe. The Vitello tonnato (veal with tuna sauce) is a typical Piedmontese dish. Although known by its French name “vitel tonnè”, this recipe is clearly Italian. Since the...
Torta della Nonna, the Italian custard pie

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...
The History of Italian cuisine in Germany

The History of Italian cuisine in Germany

The History of how Italian cuisine became the most well known worldwide: Italian emigrants’ difficult relocation and their love for their homeland’s traditions. The Italian one is today the most worldwide known cuisine and the strongest trend setter in the...
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 regional cuisine: the variety of the Sardinian traditions

The regional cuisine: the variety of the Sardinian traditions

Within our journey in the Italian cuisine, we arrive to Sardinia, land of splendid sea and breathtaking landscapes. A popular destination for holidaymakers from all over the world, this Italian island boasts a food and wine tradition made of exceptional and unique...
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...
Italian green gold: olives and olive oil varieties

Italian green gold: olives and olive oil varieties

Olives and oil are crucial ingredients in Italy’s culture and cuisine: this cultivation, present already in roman times, has remained important even today, with multiple varieties offering different tastes and endless benefits. Italy has an history of the...