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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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 Italy, there are a lot more recipes that require slow-cooking over a low flame or […]

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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, good food and good wine to the good people of the world, we have here […]

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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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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 most Italian homes at the conclusion of a typical Italian meal, the wine bottle is […]

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