Food Products

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...
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...
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...

Pages