What Type of Nutella Lover Are You?

Don’t touch my Nutella. Seriously, don’t. Because for me and many other Italians, Nutella is much more than a chocolatehazelnut spread. It’s a cultural icon, the subject of memorable movie scenes, books, song lines, and most obviously, it ranks at the top of our comfort food list.

Nonna s Kitchen Online

Of the many things that older Italian-Canadians leave behind for the next generations, including traditions, namesakes and memories, one thing they often don’t leave behind is written down recipes of your favourite dishes and desserts.

Italian wine gift ideas for Christmas

By Marco Giovanetti Christmas is around the corner as we start to find ourselves thinking what would be the ideal Christmas gift for our dear...

Panoram Italia Italian Wine Guide 2011

Panoram Italia features the 4th edition of its popular Annual Italian Wine Guide -the only one of the sort in Québec and Canada- that showcases wines from all over Italy, classified by region and rated according to its resident wine expert and Managing Editor Gabriel Riel-Salvatore. This year is our biggest yet, with an impressive 132 bottles reviewed from 12 different regions.

Revisiting an old friend: Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

It is always a pleasant experience to visit an old friend you have not seen in a long of time. You may have parted ways and move up to something else but when you see each other again, it is like time has stopped and your friendship has not been interrupted by the years gone by..This is exactly how I felt when I retasted some of the Banfi Brunellos from 2012.

A glass of prosecco for la festa della mamma

By Marco Giovanetti In Italian culture, la mamma is the pillar  of the household and adulated  by her family — especially mammoni, which translate “mama’s...

The Artichoke: One food for two celebrations

Artichokes, an ancient food featured in cuisines from the Middle East to the Mediterranean, are actually thistles. So it’s not surprising that much of their spiky leaves and fuzzy purple inner choke are inedible, but their stalks, within two inches of the base or heart, the prized heart itself and the tender bases of the leaves are delicious.

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.

Azienda Agricola Casanova di Neri

Strolling down from the beautiful village of Montalcino my quest for top Sangiovese led me to Casanova di Neri.

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