Ok, we know what you are thinking: Italians are obsessed with pasta. That’s absolutely true! Every Italian eats almost 60 pounds of pasta per year…way too much! Pasta is the common thread in each of Italy's 20 regions. Here you find a beginner’s guide to Italians’ favorite food.
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In Italy we say “colazione da re, pranzo da principe, cena da povero”. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. Several studies confirm this popular belief: so...the best way to lose weight is...
We call it “Estate” aka Summer, the best season of the year! We Italians literally love this period because it means sun, beaches, relaxation, and indulging in a lot of aperitivi with family and friends!
Why did the tomato tradition flourish in Italy more than in any other European country? Perhaps for the warm climate, the perfect soil, the generosity of our sun, water and air. We don’t have an answer....
When Summer comes, Italy start to burn. Like the change of the wardrobe, as soon as the winter time is over, Italians change most of the dishes on the table. We have many cold recipes that over the years became a summer time go-to. In this article we suggest three iconic dishes.
It is no mystery that Italians love to talk. We talk a lot, and, usually, we do it loudly and using our hands! One of our favorite topics of conversation is food, of course. In fact, Italian is rife with food-related expressions. Food is a paradigm of life! Let’s learn some funny Italian sayings!
If you hear “Ciao Bella, come stai?” (or bello, if you are a man) and smell garlic in the street, but you are not in the Stivale, or the boot, as we call our country, there is a good chance you have ended up in one of the many Little Italy around the United States.
Italians love soccer, pasta and chocolate! Many admit to consuming chocolate every day. Yet, from Lombardia to Sicily, no true Italian can resist this sweet sensation. For us, every occasion calls for a bite of chocolate.
We all know that it can be hard to drink only water — sometimes we just need something more fun, peculiar, and refreshing. In this case, it’s important to take care to avoid unhealthy sugary drinks, as ubiquitous and inexpensive as they may be.
It is more than just food: it is a ubiquitous medium through which to connect with our roots and the diverse culinary traditions of our country. It provides a chance to share a simple, laid-back dinner with friends or alone.
Let’s learn some Italian: the word “gelato” literally means “frozen”. Still, the terms gelato and ice cream are not switchable! Even though the primary ingredients are the same (both contain cream, milk, and sugar), the proportions and the process are different...