Zuppa Fave & Cicoria, a Delicious and Healty Soup 0
This fava bean and chicory soup is very similar to macco Siciliano, a soup of mashed fava beans. In fact, Zuppa Fave e Cicoria is part of a vast southern Italian tradition of bean and vegetable soups. Invented in the Puglia region, this dish combines the sweetness of creamy fava beans with bitter chicory.
Paccheri, One of the Most Celebrated Italian Pastas 0
Paccheri hail from beautiful Campania, the southern region nicknamed “Felix”- happy - by the ancient Romans. This pasta - made with durum wheat semolina - is a cornerstone of Neapolitan cuisine. The shape is large and cylindrical, cut in short pieces. Let’s be honest: paccheri are just oversized maccheroni ditalini!
Olio Extra Vergine D’oliva: Beaty and Health Elixir 0
Italian actress and beauty icon Sophia Loren said that spaghetti and extra virgin olive oil were her secrets to looking so radiant and young. She was not alone. Women as early as Cleopatra, perhaps the first ever beauty icon, used extra virgin olive oil to perfect their beauty routine.
Do you feel tired during the cold winter months? Eating the right kinds of food is critical. The ancient Greek patron of doctors, Hippocrates, encourages you to "let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food.” Did you know that some foods can support and strengthen your body?
According to a group of scientists (including Italian researchers from the University of Bologna), following the Mediterranean diet for twelve months can improve brain function and promote longevity. The diet also helps older people age healthily.
Italian Food? UNITED STATES, CANADA, and MEXICO Love IT! 0
Mozzarella di Bufala is the Queen, and her Kingdom has no borders—certainly not in Italy, but also not in the United States, Mexico, or Canada, either.A survey testing “made in Italy” brand popularity in North America boasted the trans-national success of Italian food.
Why do you want to go to Italia? For delicious food, for incredibly beautiful seas and mountains, for stunning history and culture, and extraordinary wines. Yes, these are all good reasons, but you are missing one very important component to Italian culture: coffee!
IGP, DOP, STG Explained: A Guide to the Italian Specialties 0
If you are an enthusiast of Italian foods, specialties and products these acronyms are enormously important. The DOP, IGP and STG labels are guaranteed by the European Union regulations, that the products are "authentic" and that they represent the excellence of Italian agri-food production.
It is the biggest winter feast, a triumph of masquerades, music, parades and elaborate costumes. Carnevale – the Italian Mardi Gras - traditionally takes place 40 days before Easter. Italians celebrate Martedi Grasso - Fat Tuesday
Homemade fresh tomato purée is a tradition. If you live in the South of Italy, the end of summer means only one thing: it is “passata di pomodoro” time! Homemade fresh tomato purée is a tradition that many families carry on to this day.