Italian Food and Wine
Italy is famous for its food as much as it is for its huge artistic and historical assets and for the fashion industry. If you want to get straight to work, check out our delicious Italian recipes, please take a look at our Italian food recipes database.
In truth, food is one of the cornerstones of Italian culture and even if times are changing and life is more and more frenetic, Italians still find a great pleasure in sitting at a table, at home or at the restaurant and share a good meal together.
Italians love discovering new foods and new ways of preparing familiar dishes.
Year after year, interest in Italy's traditional regional cuisine rises, along with a marked desire to source produce in an environmentally friendly manner.
National food is a reason of pride for Italians: you can recognize Italians abroad for their longing of typical dishes, pasta over every other. And you can see how dishearten they are when they try pasta outside Italy. Some upper class foreign restaurants have managed to master almost all the typical Italian dishes, but pasta still eludes them.
Italians enjoy a good meal whenever they can, and, their traditional agricultural roots now forgotten, they don't care if the required ingredients are off season, like summer vegetables or fruits in the middle of winter, something that just a few decades ago was impossible.
Our Food and Wine section has everything you need to dine Italian style: modern and traditional recipes, regional dishes and articles about the culture and history of Italian food.