10 most original Italian pasta shapes

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 the shelves...
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...
Liquorice and the close relationship with Italy

Liquorice and the close relationship with Italy

Some curiosities about liquorice Liquorice is a plant native to south-western Asia and the Mediterranean region. It is a frost-resistant herbaceous species, which mainly grows in southern Europe in calcareous and/or clayey soils. Liquorice is one of the most important...
Pasta e patate, a Neapolitan hidden gem

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 coming from...
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...
Palermo’s Anelletti

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...
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...
The history of Sardinian taste: la fregula

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 many,...
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...
The 10 most famous Italian summer recipes

The 10 most famous Italian summer recipes

Here’s the ten most famous recipes that you can find in Italy to face the hottest days, perfect for the summer: tasty, fresh, light and colorful dishes for everyone! 1. Rice salad Colorful and tasty, there are a lot of variations of rice salad (insalata di riso): the...
CALIBOCCA

CALIBOCCA

True Italian cuisine and pizza in the heart of Charlottenburg. Looking for the best wine to match your meal? Then ask Vincenzo, the owner and sommelier of CaliBocca, he will find the perfect solution for you. Schlüterstr. 30, 10629 Berlin S...
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...
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...
Seafood spaghetti, a real Mediterranean recipe

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 it is known...
Penne lisce or penne rigate? Obviously PENNE LISCE. But why?

Penne lisce or penne rigate? Obviously PENNE LISCE. But why?

Italy, the country of food, tradition and culture, with its 23.5Kg of pasta consumption per person, per year, gives us another battle on food. What is the type of Penne Italians prefer? Lisce (smooth) or Rigate (with little grooves on it), and why do they choose one...