Italian Food Recipes

The Culture of Pumpkin in Italian Cuisine: The Most Famous Recipes

Pumpkin plays a central role in many recipes in Italian cuisine. Its distinctly autumnal seasonality (from September to November) justifies the creation of some recipes that have marked the history of Italian culinary tradition during the colder months. Don’t be biased; we don’t just make soups and risotto with pumpkin in Italy! Whether it’s a holiday, a village fair, or even a casual dinner with friends, it can be your trump card if you know…

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History of Food Wines

The rise and fall of Fragolino, the forbidden red wine

Fragolino is an Italian red wine derived from the dark and purple-skinned Vitis labrusca vine, commonly known as the Isabella grape. The very name “Fragolino” draws inspiration from the Italian word “fragola,” meaning strawberry, offering a fitting description of the wine’s essence and flavor profile. The winemaking process involves a brief maceration period, during which the grape skins interact with the juice, imparting the wine with its characteristic red hue. The result is a wine…

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Itineraries Regions and Cities in Italy Tourism Travel Tuscany Wines

Tuscany: Where vineyards and cypress trees paint a picture-perfect paradise

Traveling along the scenic routes of Val d’Orcia and Val D’Elsa in Tuscany is nothing short of a dream come true for most visitors. And when you finally arrive here you will absolutely with no doubt, fall in love and you will want to come back again and again. Haven on Earth for wine enthusiasts. Here you have to try truffles, pecorino cheese, and of course the legendary Bistecca alla Fiorentina. Pair them with the…

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Recipes Sweets

Halloween Pumpkin Fritters

An easy recipe to enjoy in the cold and cozy afternoons of the Fall, delicious topped with either sugar or salt. Try them with a nice cup of coffee, or serve them for lovely, seasonal aperitivo. Pumpkin fritters Prep Time 2 hours hours 30 minutes minutes Cook Time 4 minutes minutes Total Time 2 hours hours 34 minutes minutes 2 1/2 pound Pumpkin 2 1/2 pound Flour 1 ounce Yeast 3 Oranges 3 Eggs 1…

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Culture Food Products Holidays - Festivals

The 26th edition of the National White Truffle Fair of Pergola concludes on Sunday, October 15

The 26th edition of the Pergola National White Truffle Fair draws the tide towards the final event on Sunday, October 15. The last two gatherings (on October 1st and 8th) were very successful. You must not miss out on (free entrance)! The final day of the 2023 event will be packed with activities, including the presence of two-starred chefs. Cooking shows and tastings will lead to a synthesis of narration, performance, and taste, all in…

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Bar_Coffee News

The 5 best Italian bars according to the Gambero Rosso

Italians, as we all know, love bars. The café is the place where everyone gathers for conviviality and meetings, from breakfast to apéritif , passing through the day’s intermediate breaks, appetizers, snacks, and quick lunches. The guide Bar D’Italia 2024 was presented in Milan’s Manzoni Theatre. A ranking based on Chicchi e Tazzine is an assessment of the coffee offer. The Gambero Rosso investigation resulted in a list of the 45 most known bars in…

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Fish Italian Food News

Do we eat Blue Crab in Italy?

It’s been all over the news, newspapers, and social media in recent weeks. It is currently one of the most popular and speculative issues in Italy. Yes, it’s the deadly Blue Royal Crab (Callinectes sapidus). The most contentious concerns in this regard concern the preservation of the ecosystem, ethology, and the ethical values of those who are called to find a solution to the current predicament. But what do we Italians, famed for our culinary…

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Food Products Holidays - Festivals

The 2023 Cheese Festival: A Taste of Dairy Excellence

The 14th edition of the world’s largest cheese and dairy tradition festival is ready to begin. From the 15th to the 18th of September, we’ll have another reason to visit Bra. The latest edition of the renowned festival, which attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, will be held in a small town in the province of Cuneo. Since 1997, the festival’s goal has been to safeguard traditional national and other dairy products that…

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Italian Food

Italian Eating Rules

Italian Food Etiquette – Rules You Need to Know! Americans have all sort of rules and laws they follow, such as rules involving queuing (an art technique perfected in Singapore where the queue is king). By contrast, Italians have very few rules and most of those can be broken. For example, in Italy, there is a minimum drinking age but it’s not really respected. The situation changes entirely when it comes to food. Yes. Italians do have…

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Italian Wines for Summer

When the heat of the Summer overwhelms and outdoor patios and balconies beckon, the full-bodied wines often associated with Italy can seem a little overbearing. Don’t despair. Italian wine producers offer a variety of light, refreshing wines, ideal for Summer quaffing. Among them is the familiar Pinot Grigio.  Anyway, do you know about the pleasures of a glass of Prosecco, Gavi, or Arneis? Italian Wines for Summer: Pinot Grigio Pinot Grigio, generally the best known of the…

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