Christmas in Italy: tastes and traditions

Food in Italy at any time of the year is pretty amazing. At Christmas time however, there are many great traditional Christmas recipes that are prepared and shared around large dinner tables with all the family. These recipes are not only based on the seasonal and regional produce, but also on superstitions and traditions. For instance, […]

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Artusi: Italy’s most famous cook and one of his most wonderful traditional Italian recipes

One of the first-ever ‘celebrity chefs’, Pellegrino Artusi (1820-1911) lived most of his life in Florence’s city centre. He is famous to this day for his exceptional Italian cookbook, titled ‘La Scienza in cucina e l’Arte di mangiar bene’  – Science in the kitchen and the art of eating well.   After decades of research, […]

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