Pappardelle Pasta

Pappardelle Pasta

Pappardelle are a type of pasta of the Tuscan homemade tradition, made of a mixture of flour, eggs and salt combined with art to form wide strips, rustic and rough to the touch…

Fusilli

Fusilli

Fusilli are a type of pasta, originally from Campania. In Gragnano, to these days, they are made by hand, rolling spaghetti with a wire and then drying them…

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

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...
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...
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...
Taralli History

Taralli History

Taralli is an exceptional and peculiar type of crunchy bread that has the shape of a ring, nowadays is eaten by everyone, but back when it was invented only the poor ate it.

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

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...

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...

Tagliatelle

Many types of pasta exist and today we are going to talk about tagliatelle! According to legend, tagliatelle was invented in 1487 by Mastro Zafirano, on the occasion of the marriage of Lucrezia Borgia with the Duke of Ferrara. Allegedly the cook was inspired by the...
Tuscan Olive Oil

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...
Italian Seasonings: The 3 Most Used

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...
Cured meats in Emilia Romagna

Cured meats in Emilia Romagna

Cured meats are an excellence of the Italian food. Emilia-Romagna offers many types. Eat them accompanied by fried dumplings or tigelle and piadina. Also a good glass of Lambrusco or Sangiovese is never missing either!

Carasau bread history

Carasau bread history

Its history starts all the way back to before 1000 BC. The women prepared it for their men who were working as shepherds in the fields. The bread was made in such a way it wouldn’t lose its flavor and texture and was able to be stored for a long period of time.