Capers – a New PDO in Sicily

May 2020, there has been the creation of the new PDO Aeolian Capers. The production of this new PDO currently stands at 600-700 quintals a year and about half comes from Salina.

How to store cured meats

Cured meats are loved by every Italian, but knowing how to store them is key in order to enjoy them longer and better.

The Cultivation of Capers

The cultivation of capers has ancient origins: it was born between North Africa and the Middle East and there are traces of it in the Bible, but also in the writings of Hippocrates, Aristotle and Pliny the Elder. Photo Credit: Wikipedia It is a resistant plant, able...

Seasonings for Pasta

Seasonings for pasta are very important in order to add flavor...Many seasonings are used in Italian recipes and they usually are dried herbs and spices, sometimes even powder or vegetables like garlic. Photo Credit: PxHere Pasta is a classic Italian dish that is...

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...

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...

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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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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.

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

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Mantova is the Italian capital of culture. It is famous for its artistic heritage, but also for its culinary tradition.

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Capers – a New PDO in Sicily

May 2020, there has been the creation of the new PDO Aeolian Capers. The production of this new PDO currently stands at 600-700 quintals a year and about half comes from Salina.

The Cultivation of Capers

The cultivation of capers has ancient origins: it was born between North Africa and the Middle East and there are traces of it in the Bible, but also in the writings of Hippocrates, Aristotle and Pliny the Elder. Photo Credit: Wikipedia It is a resistant plant, able...

Seasonings for Pasta

Seasonings for pasta are very important in order to add flavor...Many seasonings are used in Italian recipes and they usually are dried herbs and spices, sometimes even powder or vegetables like garlic. Photo Credit: PxHere Pasta is a classic Italian dish that is...

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...

How to Use Seasonings

Photo Credit: Pikist   Many seasonings exist and today we are going to talk about the spice mix ones, these are usually made of dried herbs and spices, sometimes even powder vegetables like garlic. The most used in Italian recipes and produced in Italy are: Star...

Balsamic Vinegar History

Balsamic Vinegar is now used as a condiment for many dishes, but the birth of this black gold originates from ancient times when Romans used it as a medicine.

World largest Pecorino: it’s a Guiness Record!

Italy just set a new Guinness World Record for The Largest Pecorino In The World – Il Gigante del Cedrino.

Capers on the ancient Roman Aurelian walls

Caper is a wild plant, stunning and amazingly fragranced. Did you know Italian capers used to grow on the Roman Aurelian walls and still do? These walls are almost 13k long, have protected “the eternal city” for centuries

How to desalinate capers

Capers are usually preserved in salt, so, before being consumed, they must be subjected to a procedure known as “Desalting”

Consortium of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

The Consortium of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena was set up in 2013 after that the Balsamic Vinegar obtained its PGI designation from the European authorities in July 2009.The Protection Consortium is the guardian of the product's quality and it promotes...

How to store Parmesan

The Parmesan (Parmigiano Reggiano) is a cheese with low water content and this lets you store it for long periods, depending on the packaging and the environment. Vacuum packed Parmesan (Parmigiano Reggiano) You can store vacuum packed Parmesan (Parmigiano...

How to cut Parmesan

Do you know? Cutting a Parmesan wheel (Parmigiano Reggiano)  is a real art and you can learn it. As in all the art the right instruments are the first step and one of the most important for Parmensan is the almond knife or "tagliagrana" (cut the cheese):...

Pesto Gnocchi

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Mozzarella Panzerotti

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Rice Salad

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Rice: excellence and Italian treasure

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Sicilian Swordfish

    Sicilian Swordfish is a typical dish of the culinary tradition of the city of Messina, in southern Italy. It is a simple, genuine recipe, prepared with typical Sicilian ingredients: swordfish, cherry tomatoes, olives and capers.   Ingredients: 300...

Cheese Soufflè

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Pesto Lasagne

  Pesto Lasagne is a recipe that combines two typical dishes of Italian culinary tradition: fresh egg pasta and Ligurian pesto. The bechamel sauce is a must in this recipe, which with its velvety touch makes everything more creamy and harmonious. The lasagna with...

Mozzarella Stuffed Tomatoes

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Capers – a New PDO in Sicily

May 2020, there has been the creation of the new PDO Aeolian Capers. The production of this new PDO currently stands at 600-700 quintals a year and about half comes from Salina.

read more
The Cultivation of Capers

The Cultivation of Capers

The cultivation of capers has ancient origins: it was born between North Africa and the Middle East and there are traces of it in the Bible, but also in the writings of Hippocrates, Aristotle and Pliny the Elder. Photo Credit: Wikipedia It is a resistant plant, able...

read more
Seasonings for Pasta

Seasonings for Pasta

Seasonings for pasta are very important in order to add flavor...Many seasonings are used in Italian recipes and they usually are dried herbs and spices, sometimes even powder or vegetables like garlic. Photo Credit: PxHere Pasta is a classic Italian dish that is...

read more
Garlic Braid

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...

read more
Rosè and Prosciutto

Rosè and Prosciutto

Prosciutto is great when eaten on its own but when paired well, its taste gets accentuated even more. That’s why rosè is a great pairing with prosciutto…

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How to Use Seasonings

How to Use Seasonings

Photo Credit: Pikist   Many seasonings exist and today we are going to talk about the spice mix ones, these are usually made of dried herbs and spices, sometimes even powder vegetables like garlic. The most used in Italian recipes and produced in Italy are: Star...

read more
Prosciutto and Melon

Prosciutto and Melon

Prosciutto and Melon is a classic Italian dish and an all-time perfect summer antipasto. Yet not many know its creator was a Greek doctor that wanted to combine all earth’s four elements in order to create a balanced dish…

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Balsamic Vinegar History

Balsamic Vinegar History

Balsamic Vinegar is now used as a condiment for many dishes, but the birth of this black gold originates from ancient times when Romans used it as a medicine.

read more
Capers on the ancient Roman Aurelian walls

Capers on the ancient Roman Aurelian walls

Caper is a wild plant, stunning and amazingly fragranced. Did you know Italian capers used to grow on the Roman Aurelian walls and still do? These walls are almost 13k long, have protected “the eternal city” for centuries

read more

Parmareggio

In 1959 the adventure of the Consortium owner of the Parmareggio brand began, when eight dairies in the Parmigiano Reggiano area came together to collect milk from the companies and transform them into the industrial property owned by the Cooperative focus on meat and...

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