Food Products

Radicchio, a favorite of the Fall
Friday, October 31TH, 2014 by Francesca Bezzone
Radicchio (roughly translated in UK English as chicory and known in American supermarket at Radicchio) is a typically autumnal produce and a true favorite of Italian cuisine of the Fall. Particularly loved in the North, it is grown and consumed very much in all Northern regions, but is greatly...
Porcini
Thursday, October 30TH, 2014 by
Funghi Porcini   In the vast culinary world of edible mushrooms, only one can be called king. What Italians affectionately call the Porcini (the piglets) is a ruling class of the delicious fungi. The meat-like texture of Porcini, with its earthy and somewhat nutty flavor is unequaled...
Olives
Saturday, October 04TH, 2014 by
Olives Ph. depositphoto/mythja     Olives are native to the Mediterranean region. The history of this fruit goes back almost as far as Western Civilization, its development being one of man's first accomplishments. Evidence from archaeological digs proves that olives were grown...
Olive Oil
Saturday, October 04TH, 2014 by
      Olive oil has become a staple in the pantry of millions eager to enjoy healthier, richer tasting food. Unfortunately, there are many varieties and blends, a factor that often makes the daily process of choosing the right one for a particular appetizer, salad or...
Mortadella di Bologna
Sunday, September 28TH, 2014 by
  Cubes of mortadella are a great starter/appetizer Ph. depositphoto/sfocato   You may have seen it at the supermarket, packed in individual slices next to the other pre-packaged baloney products. Sadly this is what most Americans think of when they hear the word mortadella....
A Guide to Some of Italy's Greatest Cheeses
Monday, September 08TH, 2014 by
Aged delicatessen cheeses   Italian cheeses part II Italian cheeses part III     Asiago To Ricotta   Where would world's cuisine be without the luxurious and decadent cheeses of Italy? It has to be admitted that the world relies heavily on the...
Buffalo Mozzarella D.O.P.
Wednesday, May 28TH, 2014 by Paolo Nascimbeni
Buffalo Mozzarella DOP - Imported from Costco    Probably buffalo mozzarella is, along with pizza and pastiera, the most famous product of Neapolitan gastronomy: these are products that many try to imitate a bit everywhere in the world, but let’s be honest, they do it without success. It becomes...
Italian types of Bread
Monday, May 19TH, 2014 by Anna De Filippo
  Bread is a must on Italian tables. The ‘food of poor people’, as it used to be referred to, was widely eaten because cheap ingredients were mixed up without needing money and it was home-made. The tradition of doing it at home according to ancient recipes was then passed over the centuries so...
Violet Asparagus of Albenga
Thursday, May 01TH, 2014 by
by Alfredo Iannaccone   Presidio Slow Food-The Violet Asparagus of Albenga: a treasure of Liguria,  land of extraordinary aromas and tastes       Unmistakanble in its looks, characterized by large, deep violet shoots, gradually turning lighter in color towards the base, this vegetable is protected...
Street food in Italy
Thursday, January 09TH, 2014 by Anna De Filippo
When going to Italy, a visit to local, famous restaurants or trattorie is one of the must to include in your journey. Eating national dishes in a typical environment, sitting around a table and sipping a glass of traditional wine, either white or red, may be the first image coming to...

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