Cooking Italian Style

Best Restaurants in Rome
Sunday, October 05TH, 2014 by
Tables outside a restaurant in Rome   BEST BARGAIN RESTAURANT: OSTERIA DI MONTEVERDE Located in the area of Monteverde Nuovo, out of the tourist areas and in a completely unexpected place, but don't judge the book from the cover. I've just eaten there (Oct. 2014),...
Olive Oil: From Branch to Bottle
Saturday, October 04TH, 2014 by
  Olive trees in Tuscany Ph. depositphoto/Jaromatik   The Ever Popular Olive Oil   The olive is enjoying a surge in popularity. The Mediterranean diet, which uses oil from olives as its principal fat, is being touted by health professionals, dieticians and fitness...
Top 10 Restaurants in Florence
Sunday, September 28TH, 2014 by
  Dining with view of Palazzo Vecchio Ph. credit: https://www.facebook.com/freyasflorence   Florence has plenty of excellent places where you can get to taste some of the best varieties of both local and international cuisine. Along with the numerous food chains and fast food...
How to cook Pizza at Home
Saturday, September 13TH, 2014 by
  Pizza dough (same as bread dough):   Prepare the dough by mixing together (with the aid of a bread a machine or a mixer) 1 and ½ cup of warm water 1 and ½ tea spoon of salt 1 and ½ tea spoon of yeast 3 cups of flour   Wait about 6 hours to rise and you have your...
A new stylish Bialetti, 3 cups, ready to serve great coffee   Just about a month ago I was at a friend's house discussing coffee pots. She had an espresso, an American, a Russian and a Bialetti. She was complaining about the Bialetti: the coffee tasted too bad. I knew immediately what was the...
Italian Dishes for the Bravest
Monday, July 07TH, 2014 by Anna De Filippo
By Anna De Filippo   Those who are only used to famous dishes like pizza or pasta, should know that in Italy there is a wide number of recipes belonging  to an ancient cooking tradition that have not been widely exported. These dishes come from ancient ricette, recipes, typical of certain areas of...
Bread and Italy, A Perfect Pair
Saturday, June 07TH, 2014 by
Flour for making bread   Although pizza, spaghetti and other pastas are normally associated with Italy, bread plays an extremely large role in the diets of most Italians. There is rarely a meal served in Italy where bread is not included. Italy and the word "bread" just seem to go...
Famous Italian Cookbooks
Wednesday, February 26TH, 2014 by
Italians are passionate about their food, and this love for all things scrumptious and delicious has permeated other cultures. Now many people wonder how to get their hands on original recipes of their favorite Italian dishes. The first problem is that there are no original recipes, because every...
How to Cook Pasta the Italian Way
Friday, January 31TH, 2014 by
         Pasta and pizza are the most iconic of all Italian foods. You all probably have heard spaghetti alla carbonara, or alla Bolognese, two of the most popular pasta recipes in the world (although we don't eat spaghetti with Bolognese sauce in Italy...
How NOT To Cook Pasta
Wednesday, January 01TH, 2014 by
What follows is a gallery of culinary horrors: pasta dishes gone horribly wrong. They may look good, even tasty to you, but believe me, no true Italian would ever prepare, or even eat, a dish of pasta like the ones you are going to see.   Sauce on top   Cooking pasta is quite...

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