Extra Virgin Oil Benefits for Mom and Child

Extra virgin olive oil is a typical ingredient of the Mediterranean diet, whose characteristics are scientifically recognized as essential for the growth of children and the well-being of adults….

Carbonara Day: All You Need To Know

Carbonara Day is celebrated – promoted by Union food pasta makers and by Ipo (International Pasta Organization) with the We Love Pasta website – which last year involved over 500 million people who they participated on…

Saffron and Mushrooms Gnocchi Recipe

This saffron and mushrooms gnocchi recipe is delicious and very quick to make. Gnocchi are an ancient food invented in Veneto initially prepared with various types of flours (wheat, rice) or even with dry bread or breadcrumb, sometimes vegetables of various types were...

Campania Olive Oil: IGP Recognition

Campania Olive Oil presents traditional, unique and inimitable gastronomic charachteristics. These olive oils that have been made since ancient years, with production methods handed down from generation to generation

Balsamic Vinegar PGI

Balsamic Vinegar PGI of Modena is produced in the territories of the province of Modena and, although the name does not suggest it, also in those of the province of Reggio Emilia. It is a lower quality vinegar than PDO. More widespread, cheaper, but also less pure. As...

Tuscan Olive Oil

So what's the difference between PDO and PGI Tuscan olive oil? The distinction lies in the production process. The acronym PDO stands for Protected Designation of Origin, while IGP stands for Protected Geographical Indication. In the case of DOP products, all the...

North of Italy Mushrooms

Italy is a land of mushrooms. A lot of North of Italy mushrooms come from the Alps to the Apennines, where mushroom hunters who, armed with baskets and badges for the authorization of the collection, set out in the woods.  The porcino continues to be the most coveted...

Garlic Braid

Photo credit: Flickr The weaving process of the white Garlic braid in Piacenza (Emilia Region) is a heritage passing from father and son (or better from mother and daughter). Garlic bulbs are extracted from the ground with the help of your hands, or at most with a...

Discover Romagna

Romagna is a region of northern Italy that, together with Emilia, forms the Emilia-Romagna region. It is known as an Italian land rich in history, beauty, and typical culinary tradition.

Discover Naples

Naples is the capital of the Campania region, in the south of Italy. It is rich in important historical events but is considered one of the most influential cities of the West for cultural, political, economic, religious and social reasons.

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Parmesan Aged Over 12 Months

Parmesan aged over 12 months is the youngest Parmigiano Reggiano, which is the minimum seasoning for the Consortium to be able to give it the D.O.P.     Ageing Phase The aging phase is a crucial step to obtain an excellent Parmigiano Reggiano, in fact, once the...

Giuseppe Giusti Balsamic Vinegar Recognitions

Between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the Giuseppe Giusti Balsamic Vinegars made themselves known all over the world and enjoyed unanimous success among the European public…

Grana Padano Riserva: The Gift For The New President

It's official: Italy just sent a whole Grana Padano Riserva to The White House...But why? The president of the Consortium, Renato Zaghini and of the general manager, Stefano Berni said "we hope to restore the excellent dialogue we always had with the United States,...

Baci Perugina: The Romantic Story Behind It

Baci Perugina was invented by Luisa Spagnoli, in 1922. Spagnoli was looking for a way to recover the processing waste of other products and created this sweet with gianduia chocolate inside, chopped hazelnuts and a whole hazelnut inside, all covered with dark...

Di Costa Marie Angie

Di Costa Marie Ange is an Italian company located in the beautiful Sicilian land. Its founder, Vincenzo Di Costa, since the age of 17 decides to concentrate all his strength and passion in love for the confectionary world.

Parmareggio

In 1959 the adventure of the Consortium owner of the Parmareggio brand began to focus on meat and aged cheese

Rummo

Since 1846 Rummo has always been one of the best-known pasta factory in Italy and abroad, and in 2016 has decided to deal with the market by launching the new gluten-free line to help its consumers achieve the health and happiness binomial.

Beppino Occelli

Beppino Occelli company comes from the beautiful Langhe area to the high-altitude summer pastures on the slopes of the Maritime Alps, where he creates lots of different and very tasty cheeses products.

Fieschi 1867

Fieschi 1867 for over 150 years has been producing high-quality jams and mustards, creating combinations for all tastes of consumers.

Urbani Tartufi

Urbani Tartufi since 1852 dedicated its work to the world of truffles with passion and attention, becoming one of the Italian leaders, with branches also in the USA.

Beppino Ocelli

Beppino Occelli is located from the Langhe area to the high-altitude summer pastures on the slopes of the Maritime Alps. Beppino counts on his cows, goats and sheep on the pastures in summer and in the stalls in winter.

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Tuscan Olive Oil

So what's the difference between PDO and PGI Tuscan olive oil? The distinction lies in the production process. The acronym PDO stands for Protected Designation of Origin, while IGP stands for Protected Geographical Indication. In the case of DOP products, all the...

North of Italy Mushrooms

Italy is a land of mushrooms. A lot of North of Italy mushrooms come from the Alps to the Apennines, where mushroom hunters who, armed with baskets and badges for the authorization of the collection, set out in the woods.  The porcino continues to be the most coveted...

Garlic Braid

Photo credit: Flickr The weaving process of the white Garlic braid in Piacenza (Emilia Region) is a heritage passing from father and son (or better from mother and daughter). Garlic bulbs are extracted from the ground with the help of your hands, or at most with a...

Discover Romagna

Romagna is a region of northern Italy that, together with Emilia, forms the Emilia-Romagna region. It is known as an Italian land rich in history, beauty, and typical culinary tradition.

Discover Naples

Naples is the capital of the Campania region, in the south of Italy. It is rich in important historical events but is considered one of the most influential cities of the West for cultural, political, economic, religious and social reasons.

Discover Milan

Milan is the capital of the Lombardy region, in northern Italy. Its origins date back to the 6th century when a Celtic population decided to lay the foundations of their own kingdom. With the passing centuries, the city became more important, both for its artistic beauty and for trade with other cities, in fact, it is in a strategic position in the center of northern Italy. Later, it became the capital of the Roman Empire of the West.

Discover Turin

Turin is the capital of the Piedmont region and is considered one of Italy’s most important university, artistic, tourist, scientific and cultural centers.

Discover Biella

Biella is a small town in Piedmont famous in the textile sector and with a large culinary tradition in which cheese reigns over all other products.

Discover Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre landscape is a stretch of coastline of the Ligurian east coast where there are five little villages: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore.

Discover Sardinia

Sardinia island is famous for its beaches and the beautiful color of the sea, but it also has a rich and ancient culinary tradition, handed down from generation to generation.

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Saffron and Mushrooms Gnocchi Recipe

This saffron and mushrooms gnocchi recipe is delicious and very quick to make. Gnocchi are an ancient food invented in Veneto initially prepared with various types of flours (wheat, rice) or even with dry bread or breadcrumb, sometimes vegetables of various types were...

Campania Olive Oil: IGP Recognition

Campania Olive Oil presents traditional, unique and inimitable gastronomic charachteristics. These olive oils that have been made since ancient years, with production methods handed down from generation to generation

Easter Muffin Recipe with Parmesan

There is this Easter Muffin Recipe with Parmesan that is used every year in Italy as a way to celebrate the holiday. The ingredients are connected to the history of easter, sacrality and christianity. Bread is Christ bread of life, wine and his blood, meat is his...

Balsamic Vinegar PGI

Balsamic Vinegar PGI of Modena is produced in the territories of the province of Modena and, although the name does not suggest it, also in those of the province of Reggio Emilia. It is a lower quality vinegar than PDO. More widespread, cheaper, but also less pure. As...

Pizzoccheri Pasta

Pizzoccheri Pasta are a type of pasta which is very fresh and its shape is made with a mixture of buckwheat flour, strong flour and water.The history of pizzoccheri takes us to Valtellina, to be precise to Teglio, a splendid village in the province of Sondrio. Teglio...

History of Saffron

The history of saffron starts since ancient times, it is mentioned in Greek myths and in the Bible. For centuries our Crocus Sativus has been appreciated in the kitchen and has always been considered precious, so much so that it is a symbol of wealth.   About Saffron...

Parmesan Aged Over 12 Months

Parmesan aged over 12 months is the youngest Parmigiano Reggiano, which is the minimum seasoning for the Consortium to be able to give it the D.O.P.     Ageing Phase The aging phase is a crucial step to obtain an excellent Parmigiano Reggiano, in fact, once the...

Giusti Balsamic Vinegar: Giuseppe Giusti

Balsamic vinegar, to be perfect has to have salient parameters such as the dark brown color, full and bright, the intense smell, which hides grape aromas and hints of wood wines, the agro resulting from the slow acetification, and the complexity of the aromas...

Grissini Bread History

Grissini are actually bread sticks and nowdays it’s easy to find them everywhere but many years ago a doctor used them in order to make Turin’s duke gain his health and strength back.

Giuseppe Giusti Balsamic Vinegar Recognitions

Between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the Giuseppe Giusti Balsamic Vinegars made themselves known all over the world and enjoyed unanimous success among the European public…

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

Balsamic vinegar of Modena, thanks to its unmistakable bitter-sweet flavor that lend itself to the most varied combinations in the kitchen, to its velvety density, which is a real pleasure for the palate, has distinguished itself all over the world, soon becoming...

Parmesan aged: Different Types

  A Parmesan aged (Parmigiano Reggiano) has at least 12 months, the highest among cheeses: at that point only the forms deemed suitable for the selection examination can continue aging for 24 months or more. Only the forms that have the essential characteristics...

Balsamic Vinegar Composition

Knowing what is balsamic vinegar composition is a very common curiosity. The fundamental difference between every other vinegar and balsamic vinegar consists of the raw material: grape must. Photo credit: wikipedia According to experts, three factors are fundamental...

Grana Padano DOP: the name’s Origin in Stresa

Grana Padano DOP is a hard, cooked and slow-maturing cheese, made with cow's milk from cows milked no more than twice a day and fed with green or preserved forage from the production area. This year marks the 70th anniversary of this world-famous Italian cheese. But...

Grana Padano Riserva: The Gift For The New President

It's official: Italy just sent a whole Grana Padano Riserva to The White House...But why? The president of the Consortium, Renato Zaghini and of the general manager, Stefano Berni said "we hope to restore the excellent dialogue we always had with the United States,...

Italian Seasonings: The 3 Most Used

Many people all over the world tend to use Italian seasonings in order to enrich the taste of every dish, sometimes mixing them. Photo credit: Canva Used with meat, fish, pasta, eggs, bruschette and veggies, seasonings are perfect with many dishes in order to make...

Balsamic Vinegar Health Benefits

Balsamic vinegar health benefits are many, and today we are going to tell you 5 of them.     Balsamic vinegar is a real panacea that, used day after day, will be appreciated not only by the palate! Benefit # 1: It helps you lose weight Balsamic vinegar is a...

Brain Superfoods: Grana Padano and Olive oil

Brain Superfoods are super important to keep ones longevity. In Italy there are 14 million persons over 65 and half of these, having exceeded the age of 75, are even more at risk of neurodegenerative diseases, cognitive impairment and virus infections, as demonstrated...

Fisherman-style Piadina recipe

Taste the Loriana Sfogliatissima piadina (flat Italian bread) with prawns, avocado, vegetables, parsley, and lemon: in few minutes and incredible snack! Ingredients 1 Piadina Sfogliatissima 4 prawns 1 slice of yellow pepper 1 slice of red pepper 1 small tomato Half...

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The History of Colomba

The History of Colomba starts with a legend, but first let's talk about what actually is, Colomba. The Colomba Pasquale is the typical leavened cake of the Italian tradition, which is brought to the table on Easter day together with the Neapolitan Pastiera; and is...

Carlo Cracco: a chef star

Carlo Cracco is one of the most known Italian chefs for his skill in the kitchen and to be one of the four judges of Masterchef Italia and the feared judge of Hell’s Kitchen Italia.

Antonino Cannavacciuolo: a chef star

Antonino Cannavacciuolo is the Chef Patron of the Hotel Villa Crespi restaurant, and he is one of the most popular and admired chefs in Italy for his dishes but also for his sincere and nice character.

Italian recipes & news

Carbonara Day: All You Need To Know

Carbonara Day: All You Need To Know

Carbonara Day is celebrated – promoted by Union food pasta makers and by Ipo (International Pasta Organization) with the We Love Pasta website – which last year involved over 500 million people who they participated on…

read more
Saffron and Mushrooms Gnocchi Recipe

Saffron and Mushrooms Gnocchi Recipe

This saffron and mushrooms gnocchi recipe is delicious and very quick to make. Gnocchi are an ancient food invented in Veneto initially prepared with various types of flours (wheat, rice) or even with dry bread or breadcrumb, sometimes vegetables of various types were...

read more
Campania Olive Oil: IGP Recognition

Campania Olive Oil: IGP Recognition

Campania Olive Oil presents traditional, unique and inimitable gastronomic charachteristics. These olive oils that have been made since ancient years, with production methods handed down from generation to generation

read more
Dosage of Saffron

Dosage of Saffron

The dosage of saffron to put in a recipe obviously depend on what you have to do and the chef's inspiration...If you are making the classic Milanese risotto we generally recommend a dose of 12/15 threads per serving (80-90 grams of rice), or 0.15 grams for a risotto...

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Easter Muffin Recipe with Parmesan

Easter Muffin Recipe with Parmesan

There is this Easter Muffin Recipe with Parmesan that is used every year in Italy as a way to celebrate the holiday. The ingredients are connected to the history of easter, sacrality and christianity. Bread is Christ bread of life, wine and his blood, meat is his...

read more

Balsamic Vinegar PGI

Balsamic Vinegar PGI of Modena is produced in the territories of the province of Modena and, although the name does not suggest it, also in those of the province of Reggio Emilia. It is a lower quality vinegar than PDO. More widespread, cheaper, but also less pure. As...

read more
Pizzoccheri Pasta

Pizzoccheri Pasta

Pizzoccheri Pasta are a type of pasta which is very fresh and its shape is made with a mixture of buckwheat flour, strong flour and water.The history of pizzoccheri takes us to Valtellina, to be precise to Teglio, a splendid village in the province of Sondrio. Teglio...

read more
History of Saffron

History of Saffron

The history of saffron starts since ancient times, it is mentioned in Greek myths and in the Bible. For centuries our Crocus Sativus has been appreciated in the kitchen and has always been considered precious, so much so that it is a symbol of wealth.   About Saffron...

read more
Saffron in Pistils

Saffron in Pistils

Using pure saffron is very simple, we will explain in 3 steps how to use saffron pistils (or more correctly stigmas) for your recipes. The spice called saffron is obtained from the stigmas of the Crocus sativus flower, belonging to the Iridaceae family. Successfully...

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The History of Colomba

The History of Colomba

The History of Colomba starts with a legend, but first let's talk about what actually is, Colomba. The Colomba Pasquale is the typical leavened cake of the Italian tradition, which is brought to the table on Easter day together with the Neapolitan Pastiera; and is...

read more
Parmesan Aged Over 12 Months

Parmesan Aged Over 12 Months

Parmesan aged over 12 months is the youngest Parmigiano Reggiano, which is the minimum seasoning for the Consortium to be able to give it the D.O.P.     Ageing Phase The aging phase is a crucial step to obtain an excellent Parmigiano Reggiano, in fact, once the...

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Healthy Foods for Fitness

Healthy Foods for Fitness

Healthy foods for fitness are incredibly important and crucial for the proper rigeneration of the muscle tissue and in order to have the perfect energy to train.     Micro and Macronutrients A healthy and varied diet is able to provide all the macro and...

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