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Vino novello – a product of Italian excellence

Vino novello – a product of Italian excellence

Italy is world-famous not only for its gourmet culinary tradition but also for its excellent wine. One of the country’s specialities is “vino novello”, made in the same particular way as France’s Beaujolais nouveau, in which the wine is not aged before sale. With this technique, the grapes are not…
7 food specialties of Mugello

7 food specialties of Mugello

Mugello, with its green valleys and its land rich of fruits, has always produced meat, oil, wine, honey, cereals, potatoes, and more. The dishes served on the territory are a mix of those ingredients, tasty harmonies of flavors, simplicity and authenticity. But what are the food specialties of Mugello, not…
10 things to know about Sicilian cuisine

10 things to know about Sicilian cuisine

Sicily, flourishing island with a favorable climate and fertile land due to its volcanic origin, strongly linked to agriculture and fishing, has always been famous for its culinary delights - Plato himself in his texts talks about people and food in Syracuse. The dishes that can be enjoyed on this…
Mugello potato tortelli

Mugello potato tortelli

The Mugello area Mugello is a region in Tuscany situated in the north east, which belongs to the province of Florence and which includes the little towns Barberino di Mugello, Borgo San Lorenzo, Dicomano, San Piero and Scarperia, Vaglia and Vicchio. It follows the upper course of the river Sieve,…
How to delight diners with a truffle-based autumnal menu

How to delight diners with a truffle-based autumnal menu

Autumn is upon us, as the yellowing leaves drop with the temperature. But October is not just rain and icy winds. No, indeed. There are a whole host of delicacies to savour at this time of year, from chestnuts and mushrooms to the autumn’s undisputed gourmet champion: “black gold”. Truffle!…
How to: order Coffee in Italy

How to: order Coffee in Italy

The culture of coffee, better said “Italian Espresso”, is very strong in Italy. Probably it is the most popular drink in Italy, to drink at any time during the day. It is a pleasant break moment identical throughout the country, to savor the aromatic “black gold” and forget all your…
How to say: ordering Gelato in Italy

How to say: ordering Gelato in Italy

Any season is good for eating gelato, but of course summer is the perfect time and anyone traveling to Italy cannot come home without eating gelato. So, if you are going to be around Italy this summer and want to try gelato in each place you visit (which, of course,…
Pizza, its origins and flavours

Pizza, its origins and flavours

Without a doubt, pizza is one of the most famous and best-loved dishes in the world, especially among the Italians themselves. The Bel Paese’s historic centres are liberally sprinkled with pizza restaurants offering an essential stopping point for all tourists to savour this dish while admiring a stupendous view. Whether…
The real Italian pesto sauce

The real Italian pesto sauce

Baxeico, aggio, noxi entro o mortà, e con o pestello pesta-pesta e ven na paciccra. Po ti azzunzi l’ euio  e formaggio e ti remesci tutto. Managgia laddra me son scordou  a sâ, perché son rimbambio ma quando ghe condî e trofiette de Recco me sento in dio.  Ma cose o scrito? Na…
Tasty Modena

Tasty Modena

Like all over Emilia Romagna, in Modena too, the cuisine features an enviable variety of local products, rich in flavour and history. Modena's aceto balsamico vinegar, Lambrusco wine, parmigiano reggiano, but also Modena's cotechino and zampone sausages and ham and other typical local products provide a fascinating and satisfying menu.…
Tortellini: the recipe

Tortellini: the recipe

Typical of Emilian cuisine, tortellini are one of the best known kinds of egg pasta. The name “tortellino” (in Bolognese turtléin, in Modenese turtlèin) comes from the diminutive of “tortello”, which in its turn comes from “torta”, meaning a small cake, since tortellini too can be stuffed. Always seen as…
Pappa al pomodoro, spelt with farro and tomatoes: the recipes

Pappa al pomodoro, spelt with farro and tomatoes: the recipes

AN ALL-TUSCAN DINNER by Luisanna Messeri Intelligence makes a simple dish tasty and naivety intriguing. On occasion of UNAWorkshop Day, the famous chef Luisanna Misseri has delighted the taste of the guests with a special gala dinner. Today Luisanna presents two recipes Made in Tuscany!   PAPPA AL POMODORO What you need: One…