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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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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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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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Summer Italian Dishes

When talking about Italy, one of the first thoughts coming to mind is food, our best export. Lasagne, pizza and other delicious, but rather heavy, foods are among Italy’s best-liked dishes abroad.  However, they are not what Italians would choose during the Summer, when something lighter and fresher is preferable. Many Italians spend their vacations near the sea or the lakes.  The Summer brings an increase in fish-based dishes like pasta alle vongole or grilled fish and seafood,…

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Florentine Steak basics: history, cutting, and cooking

Florentine steak (Bistecca Fiorentina) is a Tuscan delicacy with a long and fascinating history. This sort of meat has gained worldwide acclaim not just for its high quality, distinct flavor, and flawless preparation, but also for its cultural significance in the Tuscan culinary tradition. Florentine meat is a general term for many sorts of high-quality beef from Tuscany. The Florentine steak is the most well-known and typical cut of this meat, although other cuts such…

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Pizzicagnoli: a journey through history and tradition

The term pizzicagnolo is never out of style. You may be wondering what this term means and why it is so important in Italian cuisine. This article will explain who the pizzicagnoli are, what they did in the past, and, most importantly, how they influenced Italian gastronomy!Since the 14th century, it has been a key professional figure. Its role has evolved and changed in a variety of ways over time. Younger children may have never…

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How NOT to cook pasta? The right way of cooking authentic Italian pasta

Knowing how not to cook pasta is even more important than knowing how to do it properly, believe me. What follows is a gallery of culinary horrors: pasta dishes went horribly wrong. They may look good, even tasty to you, but believe me, no true Italian would ever prepare or even eat, a dish of pasta like the ones you are going to see. If you want to know how to cook pasta, or you’ve…

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Bread and Italy, A Perfect Pair

Homemade olive bread | Credit: https://anitalianinmykitchen.com/olive-bread/ Although pizza, spaghetti, and other kinds of pasta are normally associated with Italy, bread plays an extremely large role in the diets of most Italians. There is rarely a meal served in Italy where bread is not included. Italy and the word “bread” just seem to go together as a pair. The pairing between homemade bread and Italy is a natural and longstanding tradition that reflects the country’s rich…

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Le Marche: The most popular gastronomic products

As a marchigiano (native of le Marche) who lives in this region, I can attest to the Marche’s scenic beauty and culinary tradition. The cuisine is made up of simple and authentic flavors. In most cases, they are built around high-quality ingredients that have been grown and produced locally for generations. Tradition has it that way.In this article, I will introduce you to the most iconic products and culinary traditions of my region! Instead, I…

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How to cook Pizza at Home

Ever thought about making pizza on your own, from scratch? Of course you have, but it’s easier said than done, especially if you’ve never tried and don’t have a pizzaiolo at hand to teach you the tricks of the trade. Picking up the right ingredients can be a challenge, even though the mantra “keep it simple, keep it fresh” usually works wonders: really you can’t go wrong with it! Read on to learn how to…

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