Pistachio: The world’s most beloved nut

One week before the Pistachio Street Food Festival, discover all the secrets of 'the emerald', the world's most precious nut From Middle East to Europe, the origins of a long-lasting love story Our love for pistachio has its roots in Middle East and dates back more...

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5 interesting facts about pistachio

World Pistachio Day, the top pistachio-consuming countries and many more curiosities about the most international and beloved nut While waiting for the Pistachio Street Food Festival, we have gathered here for you 5 interesting facts about pistachio that...

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Pistachio cannoli, every sweet lover’s dream

From Sicily, one of the most delicious dessert you can taste Sicilian pastry is among the best and the most renowned all over the world, and rightfully so. On this island of absolute sweetness, cannoli is one of the undisputed symbols of a tradition as old...

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All types of Italian mozzarella (and there are many)

Are you ready to discover how many types of mozzarella exist in Italy? To begin with, let's say mozzarella is a creation of southern Italy and it owes its name to the operation of "mozzatura" (divide/cut) done in order to separate the cheese dough into...

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10 most original Italian pasta shapes

A typical Italian specialty could only inspire the wildest imagination Radiators, wheels, flying UFO, snails, spaccatelle, lilies, rooster crests, candles, curly lasagna, Vesuvius. No, this is not a joke, these are 10 names of real pasta shapes. Looking at...

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Franciacorta, territory and wines of amazing Lombardy

Franciacorta, the sweet hills of Lombardy that give an award-winning wine As we all know, Italy is the country of quality wine which exports all over the world. Italian wine is produced in practically every region, from north to south, and every region has...

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Cassoeula, the history of an ancient Lombard tradition

From poor origins to queen of Sundays, not to be missed during your next trip to Milan Here is a truly special dish, born of the peasant tradition of seasoning savoy cabbage with the less noble cuts of pork. Typically eaten on Sundays, accompanied by...

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Sweet truffles, a real cuddle

Chocolate truffles reached their peak in the 80's and 90's, but are still loved today Truffles (tartufi) are small sweet delicacies, well-known around the world for the intense and enveloping taste. They are ideal to offer to your guests or to present as...

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Ragù lucano, what a sauce!

An exceptional pasta sauce from southern Italy What is the best way to season pasta? This is a tricky question, and unfortunately there is not a unique and universal answer. Nonetheless, if you are looking for a new sauce to add a magic flavour to your...

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Trentino-Alto Adige, where Italy and Austria meet

Being the northernmost region of Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige is a very special area where the Italian and the German traditions merge One of Italy’s many features which give the country its charm is the variety that is to be found within its borders: the 20...

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Torta Tenerina: the “cake of lovers”

A fan favorite among chocolate lovers Hardcore chocolate lovers will probably be no strangers to “torta tenerina”, whose soft and creamy consistency will make their mouth water just thinking about it. As a matter of fact, this cake is a favorite among...

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Cjarson: Friuli at the table

From pauper cuisine to esteemed dish in restaurants Cjarsons ara typical dish from the Friulian cuisine. To be more precise, they come from the alpine region of Carnia, but they can be found in the Friulian plain too. Similar to ravioli, they are made of a...

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Ribollita, the famous Tuscan soup

Ribollita is one of the most well-known dishes of the Tuscan culinary tradition Nowadays, this recipe is the symbol of family traditions and of the local customs, extremely popular during the winter months in Italy. Ribollita is a a hot and tasty first...

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All hail to his majesty Babà al rum

Babà al rum: the liqueur and mushroom-shaped Neapolitan dessert It is no secret that Neapolitan food is one of the most beloved not only in Italy, but all over the world. From pizza to sfogliatelle, from pastiera to casatiello, diet is a swear word when it...

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Pasta e patate, a Neapolitan hidden gem

Born as a meal for the poor, pasta e patate quickly became one of the most beloved and imitated dishes of the Neapolitan cuisine Naples is world-famous for being the land of pizza, but few people are aware of the huge amount of minor but delicious dishes...

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Pasta alla Norcina

A traditional and typical first course of Umbria region: Pasta alla Norcina Pasta alla Norcina, is a typical first course from the Umbria region. It is a traditional dish prepared with the Norcia sausage crumbled with oil, and onion, fresh cream (once...

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When life gives you walnuts, make nocino!

The walnut is one of the most ancient trees ever cultivated by mankind. Its importance comes from two aspects: the wood, everlasting and hard, and the fruit that can be eaten fresh or dried. Cultivation In Italy, the cultivation of the walnut tree has a...

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Bombette Pugliesi… will blow your mind

Bombette Pugliesi (meat rolls stuffed with cheese) are the pride of Italian street food and one of the most tasty finger food! When looking for good food, you can never go wrong with what the Puglia region has to offer: here many of the recent most beloved...

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Palermo’s Anelletti

Anelletti al forno, a culinary treasure of Sicilian cuisine Sicilian cuisine hides a lot of culinary treasures. One example is Anelletti al forno ("a pasta u furnu" in Sicilian dialect). This is a traditional first course of this region, loved by young and...

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Salsa alle Noci, another pesto from Liguria

"Salsa alle Noci" can be considered the little brother of "Pesto alla Genovese": welcome to Liguria! The Liguria region is the the kingdom of sauces for every kind of pasta, and one of them stands out in particular: indeed, everybody knows Pesto alla...

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The history of Sardinian taste: la fregula

Fregula, an ancient recipe for a unique first course They say this first course had been created over 1000 years ago, in the magical island of Sardinia, who is the motherland of lots of sensational dishes. This tasty but simple recipe has a format made of...

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The Genovese in Naples

The Genovese, the Neapolitan ragout The Genoese is a traditional recipe from Campania, very popular all over Italy. Although the name refers to the Ligurian city, this recipe doesn't come from its territory. The Genoese is a ragout sauce perfect for pasta...

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Enjoy Sicily and caponata

The "Capunata" Caponata (Capunata in Sicily's dialect) is a typical and traditional dish of Sicilian cuisine that comes from the rural traditions. It is a mix of vegetables and tomato sauce, similar to a ratatouille, very well known all over Italy. This is...

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Watch out for Nepitelle’s sweet heart

Nepitelle’s tasty filling is a sweet treat suited to every occasion Nepitelle are sweets typical of the Calabria region, especially of the cities Crotone and Catanzaro; despite being traditionally an Easter dessert, Nepitelle are rather popular also at...

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Italian not-waste leftover cuisine

The not-waste-leftover of the meals is an important concept in Italian cuisine. Italian rural tradition has taught us that leftovers can be used to prepare many other tasty recipes, instead of throwing them away! The main ingredients of this type of anti-waste cuisine...

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10 original and surprising Italian recipes

Here are 10 original ideas for giving Italian recipes the touch of novelty and fun you were looking for Creativity and versatility are the qualities that make cooking so much fun, and fun itself is an essential part of cooking. Finding new ideas in cuisine...

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Restaurants are finally opening again!

We are so happy to write this: Restaurants are opening again in Berlin We have been waiting for this moment to arrive for 6 long months but that time has finally arrived. Restaurants in Berlin are opening their doors - more precisely their terraces - again...

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Sicily and its Pasta ‘ncasciata

Pasta 'ncasciata, from tradition to popularity thanks to Commissario Montalbano. Pasta 'ncasciata is the perfect dish to share and enjoy with family and friends. It is a baked pasta that works as a single dish, typical of the Sicily region. This dish is...

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Ice-cream, the first dessert in human history

Ice-cream is one of the most ancient desserts in the human history and keeps being one of the most popular even nowadays We can all agree that nothing is better than a good, fresh ice-cream in a warm summer afternoon and we are so used to this treat that...

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The most beloved pizza in Germany

In a survey made by HelloFresh, Germans have voted their favourite pizza. Once again, pizza has proved to be one of the most beloved meals outside Italy, too. A survey run by HelloFresh, the world's leading supplier of meal boxes, shows that the vast...

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Caprese, one name three different delicacies

Each Caprese recipe refers to something completely different: it can be a chocolate cake, a salad or a sandwich, and having the same name they can all be called delicacies. Caprese cake If we think of Caprese as the cake, we need to talk about its origins...

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Trippa, a poor and popular Italian dish

Trippa (tripe) is one of the most popular dishes of Italian cuisine. It comes from the common tradition of using poor ingredients to create amazing delicacies. Tripe is the edible lining from the stomach of various farm animals. Most tripe is from cattle and sheep....

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Strange and funny names in the Italian kitchen

When we think about Italian kitchen we think about tradition and tasty ingredients, but there are details about some dishes or ingredients that will cheer you up even more. Let's discover the weird names of some of them! Ingredients The names of some...

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Gricia, one of the best recipe from Latium

Gricia is a very famous pasta dish from Latium. It's the perfect combination for those who love Carbonara and Cacio e Pepe too. In fact it is considered a mix of the two. There are many versions, even one with tomato sauce, then called Amatriciana. Origins...

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Dante Alighieri and the medieval delicacies

Today, 25th March 2021 it's the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri's death, to celebrate the great poet we have decided to dig into Medieval Tuscan delicacies and make a journey through some ancient recipes. In Dante's time, there wasn't the variety of...

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Pecorino cheese, one of the Italian masterpieces

Pecorino, one of the most known and loved cheese in Italy. Famous for its strong salty flavour and smell, it's the main character of many dishes.   Origins The Italian cheese called Pecorino, has really an ancient origin! It goes back to 2000 years...

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Italian balsamic vinegar, the quality seasoning

Italian Balsamic Vinegar, one of the basic salad dressing in Italian cuisine, has become a healthy condiment for any type of dish. Strongly protected by the Designation of Origin, it is one of the most precious Italian product. Balsamic vinegar is a...

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Chianina- perfect beef for Florentine steak

Chianina is one of the most ancient Italian bovine race that characterizes the regions of central Italy. This bovine is truly prized for its sturdy build and the delicious Florentine steak that comes with it. Chianina beef is one of the most ancient and...

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Cacio e Pepe, poor ingredients and awesome taste

Cacio e Pepe, is one of the traditional Italian pasta dishes, created by shepherds in Latium. Even if it includes poor ingredients, the awesomeness in guaranteed! Origins Cacio e Pepe  is among the most famous dishes in Italy and specially in Rome. It's...

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Seafood spaghetti, a real Mediterranean recipe

Seafood spaghetti is the typical dish that characterizes Italian seaside towns. South Italians maintain their leadership as the best in cooking seafood. Origins of seafood spaghetti Seafood spaghetti is a typical dish of the south-Italy cuisine, in Italian...

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Caciucco, the delicious Tuscan fish stew

Caciucco is a typical fish stew of the culinary tradition of the western coastal towns in Tuscany. There are two versions of the Caciucco: one recipe comes from Livorno and the other from Viareggio. What is Caciucco? Caciucco is a fish stew made of...

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Hazelnuts, one of the delicious products of Italy

Among many varieties of dried fruit, hazelnut is for sure one of the most appreciated. Like many other dried fruits, hazelnuts have some really ancient origins. Fossils found in Germany, Sweden and Denmark prove that they were indeed part of the primitive...

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Cantarelle: The Italian pancake

Romagna's traditional pancake Cantarelle are a typical dessert from Emilia Romagna’s region, especially from the province of Rimini, as poor and peasant culture. As a matter of fact, with few simple ingredients, you can prepare delicious Cantarelle rapidly...

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To Spritz or not to Spritz?

Theologians think they know the questions, scientists think they know the answers. I think it’s time to drink another Spritz” (Anonymous) In its original recipe, the ‘Aperol’ is served matching Prosecco and seltz, and is accompanied by some ice cubes and a...

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History and secrets of Tiramisù

Tiramisù: how much history is there behind the symbol of the Italian dessert for excellence? Tiramisù is the fifth most famous Italian word abroad, the top one in the desserts category. The name comes from saying ‘tireme su’, in Tevigian dialect "lift me...

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The Eggplant Parmigiana: one dish, many versions

One of the most popular recipes in Italian gastronomy is the Parmigiana. The Eggplant Parmigiana is a classic in the Italian culinary tradition: the eggplant is widely used in Italian cuisine by virtue of its properties, such as low calories and a high...

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Berlin calls ‘Aperitivo Time’

Do you feel homesick from time to time? Or do you wanna feel at home just for a drink or better to say... An ‘aperitivo’ with your friends? We have researched and picked the best places in Berlin where you can spend the ‘Golden Hours’ drinking an Aperol...

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Meet the truffle, king of the kitchen

Truffle: a secret treasure hidden in the ground Contemplated in antiquity as the food of the gods, with handed down aphrodisiac properties, the truffle plays a role as a true sovereign within Italian cuisine. It was during the Middle Ages, especially in...

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The regional cuisine: a typical Aosta Valley menu

The Italian regional cuisine: a thousand of different menus The Italian cuisine is known worldwide for being one of the most loved, not only for the tastefulness of its dishes,  but also and above all for its great regional variety. From North to South,...

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The Michelin Stars of the Italian constellation

11 might sound a small number of starred restaurants, but by ranking 4th in the 3-Michelin Stars restaurants in Europe, Italy culinary stardom is expanding. Indeed, accordingly to STATISTA, Italy was at the 6th place in the list of...

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International Women’s Day

As we all already know, March 8th is International Women's Day. This year the celebration of women's courage and the commemoration of all those who fight for gender equality is even more special in the Berlin-Brandenburg region, as 2019 is the first year...

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The sweetest fight: Pandoro or Panettone?

When it comes to the Christmas dinner, Italians know that it is the typical moment when family and friends get together, enjoy their meal, spend quality time with their loved ones and... well, friendly fights are on the agenda. In this softly combative atmosphere the...

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