Magnifico Curiosity

A Chilly Comparison: Gelato vs. Ice Cream
May 17, 2024
While both gelato and ice cream are frozen treats that bring joy to people around the world, they are distinct products with unique characteristics. Let's delve into the fascinating world of gelato and ice cream, exploring their origins, production methods, and sensory differences.
Beyond the Label: How Italy's DOP, IGP, and STG Designations Protect Quality
May 14, 2024
Italy wears the crown when it comes to the number of agri-food products boasting designations of origin and geographical indications recognized by the European Union. With a staggering 838 products, Italy stands out as a paradise for discerning gourmands.
EVOO Quality Guide: Price & Beyond
May 03, 2024
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), a cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet, is prized for its health benefits and captivating flavor profile. This "liquid gold" is extracted solely through the first pressing of olives, preserving its natural goodness without chemical alterations.
5 Things Not to Do in Italy: Embracing Local Customs
Apr 18, 2024
Italy, with its rich history, culture, and traditions, offers an unforgettable travel experience. To fully embrace this experience, it's important to be aware of some local customs and avoid making mistakes that could offend the locals. Here are 5 things NOT to do in Italy!
Extra Virgin Olive Oil: How to Spot a High-Quality one
Apr 12, 2024
Olive oil is a staple in many kitchens around the world, and for good reason. It's a versatile and healthy cooking oil that can be used for everything from drizzling over salads to sautéing vegetables. But not all olive oil is created equal. There are two main types of olive oil: extra virgin olive oil and regular olive oil.
Eat for Longevity: 4 Key Strategies
Apr 02, 2024
Forget fad diets! Here's how to tweak your eating habits in 2024 for a longer, healthier you. Dr. Frank B. Hu, a Harvard professor of nutrition, reminds us that while many factors influence lifespan, diet is a major player in reducing chronic disease risk and promoting longevity.