Italian summer bites

It is extremely hot these days in Italy, with read alert in 18 cities today, temperatures are close to 40C, hence you are advised to hydrate yourselves, eat light and avoid taking walks in the hottest hours of the day. Normally you shouold also change your diet and luckily Italy’s cuisine offers delicious plates also…

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Naples’ emblematic Babá al rum actually comes from Poland

Babá al rum, iconic treat of Naples, arum-soaked dessert made of yeasted dough. Babá in Naples is like the cannolo in Sicily or the seadas in Sardinia: memorable, divine and unmissable. Locals love its friable consistency and its splendid alcoholic perfume. I love it, too for me it is one of the ten best Italian…

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World’s best pizza: Da Michele, Naples

Pizzeria Da Michele in Naples is rumored to be the home of the world’s best pizza. Even our local parents are think that when in Naples, orwne CLOSE to Naples, one should go and have one of their perfect neapolitan-stíle pizzas. Pizzeria Da Michele is not situated in one of the best neighbourhoods in Naples,…

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There’s no Easter without a dove: colomba is on the table

If you love eating panettone during Christmas holidays you are probably a great fan of the traditional Italian Easter cake, the colomba. The shelves of the supermarkets are overwhelmed with these dove-shaped goodies and it is certainly something that you will find in every region – and every household- of the country. Colomba was born…

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Sicilian cuisine at its best : Caponata

The caponata is without any doubts the most típical dish of Sicily. Sicily is not only hosting some of Italy’s most beautiful beaches, but it is known as having one of the most delicious cuisine in the whole country. Eggplants is the most characteristic vegetable of this Southern Italian region, you will find it in…

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Eggplant parmigiana: heaven on Earth

Eggplant parmigiana ( in Italian:  parmigiana di melanzane or just simply parmigiana) is one of the most popular dishes throughout Italy. It is made of deep-fried , sliced eggplants  layered with tomatoe sauce, basil and cheese (preferably parmigiano reggiano, pecorino, mozzarella, scamorza or caciocavallo).  A real comfort food that your Italian nonna has surely prepared for…

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Italian Christmas sweets: struffoli from Naples

We are already in the middle of the Christmas preparation, in Italy Christmas tree is decorating the house starting from the 8th of December, hence it is totally normal that we are already planning the menu. so, what is on the Italian Christmas table? Well, obviously this varies a lot according to the region where…

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Italian Christmas sweets: torrone

When talking about the  Italian Christmas table, you cannot avoid the torrone, the sweet that is actually in during the whole year, but during Christmas season even those who managed to resist it until now will have  a few bites of it.  Beware that tasting it causes addiction and it is a serious attack against…

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Italian Christmas sweets: blanc-manger from the Aosta Valley

 Valle d’Aosta (the Aosta Valley) is Italy’s smallest region, laying in the embrace of France and Switzerland, at the foott of Europe’s highets mountain, the Mont Blanc. Valle d’Aosta  is the Christmas itself: mountains, snow, woods, cosy ski resorts and fireplaces. I simply love it. The cuisine of this small winter wonderland is not typically…

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Week of Italian cuisine in the world: pizza and prosecco

Well, in my kitchen I am celebrating Italian cuisine every single day, but now I know that you are also going to do so next week. It is the second time that the Italian government is organizing the second edtition of the week of the Italian cuisine in the world a series of about a…

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