Italians love marking every celebration and festival with a traditional food item. Around the time of Carnevale and the feast day of St Joseph (which in Italy is also Father’s Day), you’re likely to start seeing some delicious sweets known as Frittelle. Frittelle are rice cooked in milk then mixed into a sweet dough, formed […]
Italians love a good market. From fresh food to artwork and even fashion items, markets offer a great way to truly shop like a local. And hey, if you have to buy a few Florentine leather handbags along the way, so be it! The best and most famous markets in Florence are the Mercato Centrale for food […]
Italy can turn any food eater into a passionate food lover. All it may take is one lick of an authentic gelato, a forkful of hand-made pasta coated with the perfectly-paired sauce, perhaps a taste of fresh mozzarella cheese… and – voila! – a foodie is born. And if you’re already a gourmand, then Italy […]
Things to do in Tuscany: Fishing (and the joys of learning Italian) – including Italian seafood recipe
‘Why do we have so much fish juice and no other juice variety left?’, asked the new-comer to Florence in her still-a-little-rough Italian who had found a job working in a coffee shop in Florence’s city centre. ‘Fish juice?’, her colleagues questioned. ‘Yes, this succo di pesce – I have never sold even one bottle!’ […]
Italian food at Christmas – including delicious winter dessert recipe to warm your hearts and bellies!
Food in Italy is fabulous all year ‘round. But there is definitely extra love put into all dishes enjoyed around Christmas time. As with the Slow Food* ideals developed in line with traditional cooking methods in Italy, recipes evolve throughout the year in-line with the freshest of in-season produce. At Christmas time, in […]