Orecchiette Pasta: History, Fun Facts & Recipe for an Apulian Classic
Orecchiette pasta with turnip top greens – in Italian, “Orecchiette con cime di rapa” (oh-reck-ee-ET-tay cawn chEE-may dee RAH-pah) –, is one of Apulia’s iconic dishes, the go-to recipe for savoring the region’s pure, natural ingredients and a tradition so ancient that its genesis is part history, part legend.
An Eastertide Map of Italy, North to South
Easter menus and traditional recipes go hand in hand, this time of year. Exploring the season’s dishes is a multifarious feast in Italy, and a journey through regional customs – north to south.
Yuletide Italy’s Family Table: A Regional Feast
The Italian heritage is a multi-layered wonder, and the holiday season is no exception: north to south, households gather round the family table in a kaleidoscope of regional traditions, ingredients and recipes that vary greatly, yet bear the common denominators of warm conviviality, a deep-set sense of family, shared beliefs and values, and a hearty appreciation of fine food and wine.
Truffles: The Season’s Most Exclusive Delicacy
Truffles grow wild underground, adjacent to tree roots. Their unique aroma has graced the table of kings, emperors and gourmets for over 4 millennia.
Sweet and sour Sicilian Caponata; the origins of the delicious side dish
One single bite is not enough to fully appreciate the Sicily’s sweet and sour caponata. Eat it slowly, savouring every single ingredient.
What’s in a label? Certified quality and authenticity
Over the past few years, consumers’ choices have confirmed that a product’s quality and wholesomeness are rewarded. In fact, the hallmark of craftsmanship is driving new market niches that consist of boutique growers and wineries.
Garlic and anchovies in a typical Piedmontese dish: bagna cauda
Bagna cauda is a typical Piedmontese dish and an extraordinary experience. To fully enjoy it you should love garlic, the main ingredient. Get together with friends and enjoy this traditional recipe!
Tuscan viticulture and historic red wines of Italy
Speaking of great Tuscan reds means the historic classics like Brunello, Vino Nobile or Chianti Classico, and also the generation of grandi rossi.
Modican chocolate: ancient origins for a unique product
Modican chocolate is unique. Raw and granular, it has a unique consistency that is only fully appreciated as you start to eat it.
Tips and Ideas for a Festive Get-Together, Italian-Style
Christmas and the New Year are just around the corner and every day is vibrant with expectation… and a touch of holiday season angst as we juggle the daily routine