The Aperitivo, an all-Italian experience

The Aperitivo, an all-Italian experience

For those who grow up in Italy, the aperitivo is a moment that is as much a part of their culinary routine as breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Only when you move abroad do you realize that the Aperitivo is not such an obvious tradition, in fact, there is a real culture...
Italian cuisine, love at first bite!

Italian cuisine, love at first bite!

What do Germans and Italians have in common? Probably quite a few things, but the most obvious is their love for Italian cuisine and the places from where it derives. Germans just love everything Italian, the taste, the smells and the ingredients. Honestly, who can...
Drunk cheese, a perfect combination of wine and milk

Drunk cheese, a perfect combination of wine and milk

A very special kind of cheese  A drunk cheese is a type of cheese with a strong and aromatic flavour, sweetly spicy and with a unique grape aftertaste. Immediately recognizable for its dark red crust, made smooth by the time spent in the wine. The colour of...
Beans, the favorite meal of an international hero: Bud Spencer

Beans, the favorite meal of an international hero: Bud Spencer

Bud Spencer and the immediate correlation to the black skillet full of beans and the loaf of bread Many of the dishes shown in the various movies in which Bud Spencer and Terence Hill acted, show a plenty of choices, and when you start to watch their movies you never...
The regional cuisine: welcome to Molise

The regional cuisine: welcome to Molise

Molise is a small Italian region that offers a rich cuisine, full of authentic flavors and a large variety of products Molise is a mainly hilly region, which offers villages landing place on the mountains and seductive medieval castles, for this reason its territory...
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...
Bresaola: the healthiest and most delicious cured meat from Italy

Bresaola: the healthiest and most delicious cured meat from Italy

Learn more about this appetizer that has been around for ages and not only in Italy Bresaola is an air-dried salted beef that has been aged for two to three months. You know it’s ready when it hardens and turns dark red or almost purple. Its origin comes from...
Torta Tenerina: the “cake of lovers”

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 gourmands, but...
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...
Canederli, the definitive recipe to use your stale bread 

Canederli, the definitive recipe to use your stale bread 

The dish you have to try while in Trentino Alto Adige Have you ever had any stale bread in your pantry? Apparently Bavarian and Tyrolese farmers had, as they made a whole recipe tradition around it. In fact this traditional food is made out of dry bread soaked in milk...
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...
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...
Brandacujùn: curious tongue-twister or delicious dish?

Brandacujùn: curious tongue-twister or delicious dish?

Branda… What? This funny word is not a curious tongue-twister, but it is the name of a typical (and delicious!) dish from the Italian region Liguria. Usually served as appetizer on toasted bread, it is composed by 5 different ingredients: the main one is...
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...
Five savory Italian recipes made with chocolate

Five savory Italian recipes made with chocolate

Who said that chocolate can only be used for desserts? Everybody knows that chocolate comes from cocoa which has a bitter taste to the palate. This ingredient has been used since the beginning of times from the Maya population and it was way more in use than the now...
Spaghetti vs. Linguine: 2 winners in Italian cuisine

Spaghetti vs. Linguine: 2 winners in Italian cuisine

There are a lot of pasta varieties (around 100) depending on shapes and sizes. Let’s have a look to 2 of the most known and loved. If you are a pasta lover, you have to absolutely learn the difference between spaghetti and linguine, two kinds of long pasta, very...
A delicacy straight from the sea: bottarga

A delicacy straight from the sea: bottarga

A modest start for such a bougie ingredient The origin of this special food comes from Nile Delta, formed in Egypt in the 10th century B.C. Later bottarga spread its fame onto other countries although the name comes from Italian origins. The typical bottarga is...
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...
Italian not-waste leftover cuisine

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...
Caprese, one name three different delicacies

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 because this...
Besciamella, the base of some amazing recipes

Besciamella, the base of some amazing recipes

Besciamella: the queen of sauces The Béchamel sauce is one of the most important sauces in Italy. It’s quick and easy to prepare and will give your dishes a delicious flavour. Its preparation is very easy, you just need: milk, butter and plain flour. Most of the...
Gricia, one of the best recipe from Latium

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 The...
CICALA CAFFETTERIA ITALIANA

CICALA CAFFETTERIA ITALIANA

Do you miss Italian breakfasts, the unique sweetness of the bel paese, the quality of cream cakes? At Cicala you can satisfy every desire, thanks to the passion for true Italian pastries and savoury delicacies, with a single bite of these delights you can return home...
Pecorino cheese, one of the Italian masterpieces

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 ago when...
Italian balsamic vinegar, the quality seasoning

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 dark-coloured,...
Chianina- perfect beef for Florentine steak

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 important...
Cacio e Pepe, poor ingredients and awesome taste

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 like the...
Sarde, treasure of the Mediterranean Sea

Sarde, treasure of the Mediterranean Sea

Sarde are the most common “blue fishes” from the anchovies family. Even if it’s not a fancy or expensive fish, we can find it in a lot of ancient and modern recipes thanks to its versatility, but do you know where they come from and all of its...
BALERA WEINHANDLUNG

BALERA WEINHANDLUNG

In Balera Weinhandlung you will find quality wines from Italy, in various formats. Bag in Box is the perfect solution for wine transport: ecological, sustainable, practical and hygienic! In the shop you can also buy wines from the barrel. You can have your own bottle...
BARETTINO

BARETTINO

Sfogliatelle, Ragout and Much More. Barettino Bar is all about girl power, it’s the perfect place for all times, from breakfast to dinner! It’s an Italian bar founded by two friends and today it is home of the tastiest recipes: we have been there and we still dream...
ANTICHI AROMI

ANTICHI AROMI

In Prenzlauer Berg, the Bonsignore’s, with their Sicilian specialties are ready to serve at your table some Italian delicacies. They are waiting for you! Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 5 pm to 11 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 23 pm Greifenhagener Straße 38,...
MANGIARE BERLIN

MANGIARE BERLIN

If you are walking through the colorful market of Arminiusmarkthalle, in Moabit, you can’t not have a break at “Mangiare Berlin” to recharge your batteries with a true Neapolitan pizza. Fluffy, tempting and simply delicious. Oh, they also have fried...
7 incredible specialties of Italian street food

7 incredible specialties of Italian street food

Written by Gabriella Quercia What is the real Italian Street Food tradition? “cuoppo”, “arrosticini” and so on. A triumph of taste. Nowadays streets are full of food trucks, kiosks and stands where food is the real protagonist. In Italy, there are many symbols of...
Easter sweets: a guide across Italy’s tradition

Easter sweets: a guide across Italy’s tradition

Written by Gabriella Quercia Easter is the perfect time to celebrate with lots of food. Let’s start a trip across Italy’s tradition Easter is coming, and it is one of the sweetest holidays of the year. When thinking about Easter it is impossible to not...
TOM’ N’ JERRY

TOM’ N’ JERRY

A delicious Italian pizza in a friendly atmosphere at Tom’ n’ Jerry in Friedrichshain. Proskauer Str. 13, 10247 Berlin Tel.: 030 91494141...
NINÌ E PETTIROSSO

NINÌ E PETTIROSSO

A nice and cozy atmosphere and delicious Italian food are waiting for you at Ninì e Pettirosso, in the heart of Neukölln. Selkestraße 27, 12051...