Frittelle: delicious Tuscan sweet recipe

Frittelle, traditional Italian sweets, hilltop towns Tuscany, cooking in Italy, italian food

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 […]

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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 based on the seasonal and regional produce, but also on superstitions and traditions. For instance, […]

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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 – voila! – a foodie is born. And if you’re already a gourmand, then Italy […]

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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 with a glass of delicious red wine! ? Italian cheese is fantastic! So admired is […]

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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 meals. The number of people going Slow is rapidly rising. Initially founded in 1989 to […]

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