As bikini season rapidly approaches, we understand that it’s time to get in shape. Though all bodies are beautiful, there is nothing wrong with wanting to improve our health, and maybe losing a few pounds along the way.
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.
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.
But does pasta make you gain weight? There are very strong and differing opinions when it comes to this question. When someone wants to lose weight, especially in a small amount of time, low carb diet certainly helps.
Handmade Pasta dough for beginners in 4 EASY STEPS 0
No doubts about it, preparing and cooking a meal can be a therapeutic activity during this difficult time. Cooking is quickly becoming a sort of relaxing exercise for all the people forced to stay at home during this pandemic.
We divide pasta into two categories: long and short, spaghetti or penne. But this distinction is only the beginning! If you tried out all possible shape and sauce combinations, you would be able to eat a different pasta dish every day for a year! Of course, not all types of pasta are equally popular, and some shapes are more common than others.
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!
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.