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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It’s roastintg outside? Refresh yourself with almond milk!

Italians know very well how to beat the heat and are not kidding when strictly separating summer and winter menus. These differ not only in the basic ingredients, but also the way they are prepared. Honestly, who wants to turn on the oven when it’s scorching hot outside?  Lucky ones that have already sweat in…

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Heaven made of pesto

If you should describe Liguria, this tight region between the Maritime Alps and the Ligurian sea with only one word, it would definetely be Genova’s basil, and the pesto made of it. This fragnats plant grows everywhere in the region and you can find it in gardens, window sills and balconies. Local urban legends say…

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Italy, the streetfood heaven

Streetfood is unbelievably trendy nowadays and lucliky it does not only mean pizza slices and boring sandwiches. It has a variety in Italy that we can only envy.  Meals vary obviously according to the region you happen to be in. Below we have gathered the most important excelencies of Italian “cucina povera” ( poor men’s…

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Bored of pizza? Have a farinata!

When talking about Italian cuisine, the  first thing coming to your mind is normally pizza or pasta, but keep calm, Italian culinary culture is way more various, even the so-called “cucina povera” (poor cuisine) has its fantastic surprises. Just like the farinata. This is a super cheap and super delicious street food, you can have…

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