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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Five ingredients, one guarantee: Tuscan Cantucci

Five ingredients, one guarantee: Tuscan Cantucci

Cantucci are the most loved and well-known Italian biscuits Cantucci (Cantuccini) also known as “Biscotti di Prato” are typical sweets of traditional Tuscan cuisine, very crunchy and scented. They are dry biscuits with almonds, obtained by cutting slices...
Friccò all’Eugubina: the perfect Sunday stew

Friccò all’Eugubina: the perfect Sunday stew

Discover a special stew from Gubbio, Umbria The origins of this stew lay in Umbria: according to the tradition, it comes from the town of Gubbio, as the name Friccò all’Eugubina suggests. It is a stew composed by various kinds of meat: in the recipe we suggest...
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...
Christmas markets in Italy, the ones not to miss

Christmas markets in Italy, the ones not to miss

Experience Christmas at its most Although Christmas is a purely religious holiday, in Italy the cultural component is just as important, if not more so. Among decorated streets, Christmas trees, nativity scenes, lights, endless and wonderful family meals, the...
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...
Tozzetti and Vin Santo, perfect sweets to end every meal

Tozzetti and Vin Santo, perfect sweets to end every meal

Mix few simple ingredients and you will get a traditional sweet dessert Tozzetti are one of the most famous sweets of Umbrian tradition. Made with simple ingredients they are famous all over Europe for their sweetness and crunchiness. Loved by young and adults alike,...
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...
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...
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...
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 green gold: olives and olive oil varieties

Italian green gold: olives and olive oil varieties

Olives and oil are crucial ingredients in Italy’s culture and cuisine: this cultivation, present already in roman times, has remained important even today, with multiple varieties offering different tastes and endless benefits. Italy has an history of the...
SICULA BAR

SICULA BAR

From breakfast to dinner, your Sicilian place in Friedrichshain! Here you can taste typican Sicilian specialities while having the true italian aperitivo or buy famous italian products from the shop. Scharnweberstr. 46, 10247 Berlin Tel.: 030 21601422...
5 common mistakes about Italian food tradition

5 common mistakes about Italian food tradition

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Written by Arnaldo Pangia When they talk about food and traditions, Italians are very strict and pretty inflexible. There are some, actually, a lot of, severe rules that everyone knows and nobody talks about. You all know we take food very...
TAVERNETTA AZARA

TAVERNETTA AZARA

Elegant and sophisticated restaurant, this Italian trattoria is perfect to have some pasta, fish or meat. Don’t forget the antipasto nor the wine! Westfälische Str. 51, 10711...
IL KINO

IL KINO

A nice 52 seats arthouse cinema with bar and bistro. Look and the programme and choose a good film and try Italian wines and dishes. Nansenstraße 22, 12047 Berlin...
MATER

MATER

A brand new Neapolitan pizzeria in Neuköln, born from the former owners of Iandi together with Linda, a pizza lover from Calabria. Weichselstr. 17, 12045...
TIRELLI’S

TIRELLI’S

Italian wine-bar where you can taste traditional Italian recipes and try the best olive oil in the World. Located at walking distance from Viktoriapark, Tirelli’s brings Central Italy, its tradition and products to Berlin. Sitting at Tirelli’s, the young wine bar in...
SIRONI

SIRONI

Here you could taste the best bread in Berlin as well as delicious focaccia. Coming soon also pastries, cakes and Italian specialties. Sironi, the Italian bakery whose bread makes you feel like home Genoese focaccia, pizza alla pala (it is cooked on refractory stones...
SAFÈ

SAFÈ

Here you could enjoy real Neapolitan Espresso and have typical Italian breakfast with tasty cream croissants. Safè in Friedrichshain: “We serve Neapolitan coffee in Berlin since 2008, we love this city!” Safé is a very small but pretty coffee shop. The atmosphere...