Now that winter is a distant memory and the unpredictable spring weather is almost over, let’s welcome the summer sun and heat with some simple and delicious Italian dishes made with fresh, in-season ingredients! Pesto and its variations.
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.
The approach is near. Palms are slightly sweaty, heart rate has accelerated and breathing is strained as a smile is feigned. Fingers are crossed and prayers to every saint and Madonna are uttered as you prepare to hear those dreaded words, "Welcome back to Canada. Do you have anything to declare?" This question is perhaps one of the most frightening to any Italian returning from the Bel Paese with a stash of "Made in Italy" products in tow.
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.
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.
La cucina nella mitologia greca