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by Sara Gerometta Sabrina Degni shows off her skills Sabrina Degni has been spending her nights and weekends up to her elbows in flour and sugar....

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The Jewel of the Garden

When you close your eyes to imagine an Italian feast, there is always one element that stands out above all the rest. Whether it’s playing a supporting role in pasta sauces and stews or taking centre stage on a plate adorned simply with basil leaves and mozzarella - its sweet, tart taste is always greeted with mouth-watering anticipation. It is an activity that melds food with mirth, uniting families and giving them a chance to celebrate in each other’s company.

I Will Not Go Without My Mortadella

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Campari, a worldwide red passion

A historic Italian company expanding into a global market. Founded in 1860, Campari now owns 45% of the world’s brands - from Cynar and Crodino to Averna - distributing rum, vodka, aperitifs and whisky to 190 countries around the world. Now Campari also owns the French company Gran Marnier, a leading brand in North America. 

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10 Florentine foods that you won’t want to miss

Having grown out of humble origins, Florentine cuisine has always relied on fresh food from the surrounding countryside. Basic and rustic ingredients come together to make simple, tasty recipes. Here is a list of 10 dishes you'll want to try during your next visit to beautiful Florence, Tuscany.

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