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Milan: food and fashion capital

  Milan is famous for being the fashion capital of Italy. Some of the world’s biggest fashion brands call Milan home. It is also a must-visit Italian city for art lovers and opera aficionados. Of all the great places to … Continue reading

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Frittelle: delicious Tuscan sweet recipe

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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This little piggy went to market: Florence’s Porcellino

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, … Continue reading

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How to spot a top restaurant in Italy

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 … Continue reading

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Sweet on Strawberries – including delicious Tessa Kiros Tuscan dessert!

The secret to Tuscan cooking is the knowledge of how to use fresh seasonal ingredients prepared to result in tasty, healthy meals, the flavour of each ingredient highlighted by the addition of a few select ingredients.   In winter in … Continue reading

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Something fishy, something flashy + the Slow Food movement moving to a market near you! Slow Food March 2011

The saying goes ‘good news travels fast’, and word is certainly spreading about Slow Food movement! (If it hasn’t quite spread to you, below we’ve enclosed background information to get up to speed on Slow.) Aiming to bring good information, … Continue reading

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Say Cheese! Delicious Italian Cheese Varieties

From tasty, crumbly parmesan (paired perfectly with pear), fresh soft cheese that goes spread on a crusty ‘crostino’, or perhaps some blue cheese like gorgonzola whose refined enjoyment makes you glad to be a grown up ? especially when paired … Continue reading

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Slow Food Fabulous February Events

Forget fusion, exempt exotic, and move over modern. The Slow Food movement goes old-school on food. Slow Food is all about old-fashioned, good quality cooking utilising locally produce (‘zero kilometre’ food) which is simply and sensationally turned into delicious, healthy … Continue reading

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DRUNKEN PASTA: Recipes, rules and regulations of Italy’s most loved food item – with a twist!

  It’s no secret that Italians love their food and wine. In Italian culture, it is tradition that food and alcohol are consumed together. That’s why, for example, pre-dinner drinks (known as ‘aperativo’) involve a drink served with nibbles. In … Continue reading

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