Nel Canton Ticino vince il Merlot

Un rosso di pregio che per la sua versatilità non passa inosservato. Maturato in barrique e affinato a lungo in bottiglia compete alla pari con vini francesi e italiani. Mille ettari di vigneto, 150 produttori e 4.000 viticoltori per una realtà vitivinicola che dagli anni ‘80 è in costante crescita qualitativa.

Pizza al taglio o capolavoro?

Quando si parla di pizza, di solito, si pensa a Napoli, alla storia del pizzaiolo Esposito e della prima Margherita in onore dell’omonima regina in visita in città. È interessante scoprire che, per la nascita della pizza al taglio, bisogna invece spostarsi nell’Italia centrale, più esattamente a Roma. Sulle date non tutti sembrano concordare.

Polenta: piatto da re

La polenta è quella cosa che si intinge nei sughetti bianca o gialla essa si sposa con salumi e con funghetti con le uova e coi formaggi saporiti oppur piccanti con le salse sostanziose con le zuppe più fragranti.

Travelling with Taste in Abruzzo

Abruzzo is famous for its incredibly diversified gastronomy. Be it from the sea or from the land, the cuisine in Abruzzo is known for being “unpretentious and simple” because it makes use of local ingredients and is the result of minimal elaboration. Yet there is immense creativity in the many recipes that produce extraordinarily tasty dishes.

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Granita: Glacial Greatness

Summer days are either sunny or very sunny, and the average temperature is 34°C. Beaches are filled with sun worshippers melting in the heat of the scirocco wind blowing from North Africa. This is Sicily, the birth place of one of summer’s favourite treats, the glacial granules known as granita.

Lidia Bastianich Brings her Italy to Toronto

On a warm August afternoon in Toronto, the shop of a mid-town food purveyor became a hotspot, buzzing with activity when hundreds of adoring fans lined up for an opportunity to catch a glimpse of the first lady of the Italian-American kitchen, Lidia Bastianich. The beloved chef and restaurateur was on a whirlwind visit to our fair city for a book signing, wine tasting and product launch. The owner of the flourishing food and entertainment business created quite a stir at the meet and greet, coordinated in partnership with, All the Best Fine Foods, The Vine and the Cookbook Store.

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Arancini with apple & Gruyère cheese

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Le erbe aromatiche e officinali nella tradizione italiana

Le erbe si dividono in due categorie, da cucina e medicinali (o officinali); alcune erbe medicinali però sono usate anche in cucina. Esse hanno da sempre accompagnato l'umanità e sono state considerate a lungo un regalo degli dei: sacerdoti, sacerdotesse e sciamani le utilizzavano per curare i malati, insieme a preghiere e riti purificatori.

Marvelous Molise Meals

Molise hides in Italy’s tourism shadows making it a key destination for those looking for authentic culinary adventures. Bordered on the east by the Adriatic Sea, it is one of the smallest regions of the country and shares its borders with the regions of Campania, Lazio, Puglia and Abruzzo.

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Passione per il cibo e la buona cucina si fondono con la bellezza tutta al femminile.

 

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

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