Modica chocolate, an ancient and tasteful Sicilian tradition

Modica chocolate, an ancient and tasteful Sicilian tradition

Modica, the Sicilian capital of chocolate  In Southern Italy, and more specifically in Sicily, there’s an ancient, beautiful city called Modica, famous all over the world for its delicious chocolate. Modica chocolate has a rich history that goes way back to...
Brutti ma Buoni, few ingredients for a traditional pastry

Brutti ma Buoni, few ingredients for a traditional pastry

A biscuit disputed by two regions Brutti ma Buoni (ugly but good), also known as “brutti e buoni” or “brut e bon”, in Piedmontese dialect: these are the classic irregularly shaped hazelnut sweets we all know. These are sweets of disputed...
The official guide to the True Italian Aperitivo in Friedrichshain

The official guide to the True Italian Aperitivo in Friedrichshain

Berlin bars and restaurants where you can enjoy an Italian Aperitivo are – almost – endless. We have gathered up our personal favourites and organized them in different ‘Kiez’, starting from Friedrichshain. Hello trueitalianfoodies! In how many Italian bars and...
How to fall in love with Neapolitan fried pizza

How to fall in love with Neapolitan fried pizza

Let’s discover a different version of Neapolitan Pizza Napoli offers a plenty of tasty dishes full of history and one of them is pizza fritta (fried Pizza). If you  try to pronounce its name you can even hear the hot oil crackling from the pot! This kind of...
Pinza form Treviso, the norther-east Italian Santa Claus cake

Pinza form Treviso, the norther-east Italian Santa Claus cake

Pinza trevigiana It’s frequently mispronounced as “pizza” but behind this sweet recipe there is a whole different tradition: welcome to the Pinza world! Pinza is a sweet cake prepared and eaten in the north-east of Italy right at the end of the Christmas Holidays and...
Mostaccioli, the iconic smell of Christmas

Mostaccioli, the iconic smell of Christmas

The perfect Christmas cookies “Mostaccioli” (or mustacciuoli) are diamond-shaped, spiced cookies covered in chocolate icing, eaten during Christmas time and popular in centre and southern Italy. These cookies are traditionally prepared from December...
Pinza onta and schizzotto, two amazing focaccias 

Pinza onta and schizzotto, two amazing focaccias 

Two culinary delights from Veneto All around Italy you can try many different types of focaccias, all of which will surprise you with amazing flavours and textures. This time we want to bring you on a culinary journey to Veneto, a region in Northern Italy, to...
Ribollita, the famous Tuscan soup

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 course: a soup...
10 of the best and most peculiar Italian restaurants in the world

10 of the best and most peculiar Italian restaurants in the world

Italians do it better, not only at home! It is common knowledge that Italian cuisine is the world’s most popular one. People from all over the world, if they can’t directly do it in loco, want to taste the much talked about Italian food to find out what the fuss is...
Piadina Romagnola: Romagna’s iconic food

Piadina Romagnola: Romagna’s iconic food

An ancient street food from Central Italy The “piadina romagnola” or “piada romagnola” it’s a simple ancient street food from Emilia Romangna, made with wheat flour, lard or olive oil, baking soda or yeast, salt and water. It was traditionally cooked on a clay pan...
Teste di moro, a traditional Neapolitan cake with an atypical name

Teste di moro, a traditional Neapolitan cake with an atypical name

A delicious Italian masterpiece Teste di moro, or mallomars, as they’re best known worldwide, find their origins in Naples and they are basically chocolate pralines with a tender sponge-cake centre, softened with liqueur and usually covered with icing and chocolate...
FACCIOLA

FACCIOLA

Auro Facciola claimed his spot at Forster Str. 5 in 2014, guaranteeing the people of Kreuzberg would have the possibility of enjoying their best Italian experience. From Piedmonte, Auro is an Italian by heart, accent, and passion. In over 10 years in Germany, he...
When life gives you walnuts, make nocino!

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 long tradition...
Malloreddus alla campidanese: tradition and taste from Sardegna

Malloreddus alla campidanese: tradition and taste from Sardegna

Malloreddus, “little bulls” Let us have a taste of Sardinian tradition with Malloreddus, generally more known as “gnocchetti sardi”, which literally means “little gnocchi from Sardegna”. It is a typical and delicious food deriving from the Sardinian...
Sicilian Cous Cous: from Africa to Trapani

Sicilian Cous Cous: from Africa to Trapani

The Sicilian cous cous is a mix of fresh fish and aromas that evoke the scents of Sicily. It is summer and everybody is already suffering from hot weather, so if you are looking for a cold, fast but tasty dish to surprise your soul mate and friends or a delicious...
Olive taggiasche: from Liguria with love

Olive taggiasche: from Liguria with love

A real treasure for gourmets, “Taggiasche” olives make each dish unique and tasty Characterized by a particular taste, olive taggiasche owe their name to Taggia, a village situated in the province of Imperia. Even if nowadays they are considered Italian,...
Trattoria means tradition and authenticity

Trattoria means tradition and authenticity

The common imagery pictures the trattoria as a rustic and welcoming place. Is this dreaming vision nowadays still alive? The (very) good answer is: yes! Trattorie as we imagine still exist and they are all over Italy. Welcoming and informal places, where people sit at...
Peperoni ‘mbuttunati from Naples with love

Peperoni ‘mbuttunati from Naples with love

Peperoni Imbottiti (stuffed peppers) and curiosities on this recipe The peperoni ‘mbuttunati is a traditional recipe from Naples and Campania region. They are known also as puparuoli ‘mbuttunati. This second course is substantial and tasty. This recipe was born...
The best Italian pizzerias (and more) according to Gambero Rosso

The best Italian pizzerias (and more) according to Gambero Rosso

Attention to details and very high quality: this is the only way for pizzerias to obtain the Gambero Rosso award. Pizza, a popular dish turned gourmet. The challenge is enormous, expectations are high, pizza makers become artists and the competition can begin!...
If you say Veneto, you say Risi e Bisi

If you say Veneto, you say Risi e Bisi

Risi e Bisi, all the tradition in one dish! Risi e Bisi is the traditional first course of Veneto region, in particular of Venezia, Verona and Vicenza cuisine. This recipe is based on rice and peas. This is a first course that is considered somewhere between a risotto...
Italian food news of the week in Berlin: so much flavor this week!

Italian food news of the week in Berlin: so much flavor this week!

Here’s what you need to know about the true Italian cuisine in Berlin this week This week’s food news is only about tasteful, flavoured food. From cold cuts to chocolate desserts! What are you waiting for? Pancetta, Guanciale e Nduja by Malafemmena In few weeks...
The long journey of cookbooks through different historical times

The long journey of cookbooks through different historical times

The secret behind Italian cuisine Nowadays Italian cuisine enjoys widespread popularity, as well as several particular regional traditions. Among Italians, the different and typical recipes play a huge role in everyday life and they are regarded as a symbol of pride...
Hazelnuts, one of the delicious products of Italy

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 men’s...