Food Products

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...
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...
Panettone or Pandoro: An Italian Christmas Dilemma
Wednesday, October 16TH, 2013 by Anna De Filippo
Panettone or Pandoro: An Italian Christmas Dilemma Christmas is just around the corner and, where Italians are concerned, food is one of the main components in the festivities. There are many traditional products eaten by Italians during the Christmas season, and two of the most famous are the...
Italian Food Products
Tuesday, May 22TH, 2012 by
I have lived in the U.S. for many years now, but still maintain good contact with Italy since I spend about three months a year there. Over the years one of the things I missed most when I was back on the North American side of the pond is the lack of authentic Italian food. More recently, however...
Best Olive oil in the US ?
Friday, March 25TH, 2011 by
Study Shows That U.S. Extra Virgin Olive Oil Might Actually Be Better Than Some Italian Brands The ancient Greek poet Homer once referred to olive oil as "liquid gold," not surprising considering that it has been a staple of the Mediterranean diet for centuries. In the last decade or so, using...
Italian food products
Saturday, January 01TH, 2011 by
Italian Food Products Farfalle - Butterfly Pasta What is risotto and why is it different from your average rice dish?   Italy has more than its share of world-class food products. Truffles, cheeses, sausages, hams and much more, all core elements to Italy’s famous cuisine. But what actually are...
Pecorino Cheese
Tuesday, November 23TH, 2010 by
Preparing Pecorino Cheese: Ulisse demonstrating I have often wondered how the Pecorino cheese was actually produced, and took the opportunity of joining a slow food tour organised by Lucia Norrito, for a personal insight at a small family-run farm situated between Pienza and Montepulciano,...
Italian Chocolate
Monday, November 01TH, 2010 by
Chocolate, the food of the gods, has been known for ages as the panacea for all that ails mankind. In the past, studies have suggested that those who eat chocolate may live up to a year longer than those who don't. More recent studies seem to confirm what many of us have long known to be true--...
Salumi
Friday, December 05TH, 2008 by
Salumi is not a term that is heard often outside Italy, yet many of these products are found in specialty shops, Italian delicatessens and are used by cooks the world over. Some examples, like Prosciutto need no introduction while others are not usually seen outside the mother country. Salumi is a...
The Rarest Tuscan Cheese
Monday, November 10TH, 2008 by
In a town nestled in a thickly wooded valley on a volcanic slope in southern Tuscany you may be able to discover what is certainly Italy’s most closely-guarded culinary secret, a rare cheese made from pig’s milk called Porcorino (Porcherino in the local dialect). Shaped into firm, exquisite...

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