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Mozzarella di buffala and fior di latte

Anyone who’s experienced fresh, handmade mozzarella knows how it’s unique and unmistakable taste has nothing in common with industrial products generally found on the North-American market.

photo by Daniele Tomelleri

Arancini with apple & Gruyère cheese

Makes 20 mini or 10 medium-sized servings Risotto Ingredients / Ingredienti • 2 litres chicken stock  • 1 tbsp olive oil  • ¼ cup pancetta  • 1 medium yellow...

Entrevue avec Olivier Poussier Meilleur sommelier du monde (2000)

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The Health Kicks of Vino Rosso

Red wine has been hailed as a powerhouse elixir since the early ’90s when research began into The French Paradox, a phenomenon whereby French people, who consume a diet high in saturated fats and cholesterol, remain remarkably healthy. The secret, research suggested, pointed to red wine, which contains the antioxidant resveratrol.

En Cuisine avec Nadia Saputo

Nadia Saputo est une femme généreuse, créative et dynamique.  Elle sait qu’elle est privilégiée, mais ne se définit pas en fonction de son statut social...

Italian Olive Oil : A healthy industry?

To get a good olive oil an Italian saying mentions the need for the three S: “secco, sasso e sole”, which means a dry climate, a good soil and lots of sunshine. It did not take long to the Greeks to understand that Italy was the perfect place to plant olive groves. They first started planting them in Sicily and then the Romans took it upon themselves to perfect the art of making extra virgin olive oil and spread it out throughout the peninsula. As an integral part of the Mediterranean diet, it did not take them too much time either to figure out that olive oil had beneficial properties.

La Castagna: Il cereale che cresce...

La castagna, sebbene poco conosciuta e utilizzata in Canada, ha una storia millenaria. In Italia ha rappresentato per molti secoli e per moltissime popolazioni la quasi esclusiva fonte di sopravvivenza, specialmente dei territori montuosi ed isolati.

Q & A with Italy s culinary master Massimo Bottura

He’s crazy about modern art and is inspired by jazz music. He quotes Kandinsky and Picasso and was recently selected as “the world’s best chef”.

The ABCs of Homemade Prosciutto

Prosciutto is a common staple in Italian households. Often associated with the renowned antipasto duo of prosciutto-melone, there are tons of ways to enjoy this seasoned delicacy, the best probably being alone or in a tasty panino. While most would tend to buy it sliced at their local butcher shop, others will venture into curing it themselves in their own cantina for a fraction of the cost.

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photo by Daniele Tomelleri

Arancini with apple & Gruyère cheese

Makes 20 mini or 10 medium-sized servings Risotto Ingredients / Ingredienti • 2 litres chicken stock  • 1 tbsp olive oil  • ¼ cup pancetta  • 1 medium yellow...

A taste of Testaccio in Rome

Once a working-class neighbourhood, Testaccio has become gentrified in recent years. Rents have risen, trendy boutiques have opened up, and the ex-abattoir has been converted into an art gallery and cultural centre. But despite these changes, traditional Testaccio still exists. Take the metro to Piramide to explore this lively, authentic Roman neighbourhood, which is still viewed by many as one of the best places to find true Roman cuisine.

A Saucy Proposition

Are Italians warming up to store-bought sauces? Italian food is practically synonymous with homemade. From cheese to wine to sausage, we love things we make...

All Hail Neapolitan Pizza

Montreal takes a big bite Long regarded as a staple of Italian culture, Neapolitan pizza has never been more popular, recently earning an endowment of...

5 segreti per la carbonara perfetta

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