EATING LIKE AN ITALIAN: FOOD NORMS, BELIEFS, AND ETIQUETTE

Eating Like An Italian: Food Norms, Beliefs, And Etiquette   Italians live to relish the flavors of their culinary traditions; freshly picked vine tomatoes, handmade pastas, doughy salted breads, perfectly cured meats, mouthwatering mozzarella, and sharp shots of coffee, just to name a few. Typically, Italians enjoy all of their quintessential foods and drinks without …

THE BEST OF SOUTHERN ITALIAN CUISINE BY REGION: APULIA, CALABRIA, CAMPANIA, SICILY, AND SARDINIA

The Best Of Southern Italian Cuisine By Region: Apulia, Calabria, Campania, Sicily, And Sardinia   Northern Italy has Milan’s sophistication and Venicehas the charismatic canals. Central Italycontains the enchanting capital of Romeand the majestic, domed city of Florence. However, the South is warmer, wilder, and has drier, dustier terrain; brighter, bluer seas; many different euphonious …

THE FOODIE’S GUIDE TO BOLOGNA: ITALY’S CULINARY CAPITAL

The Foodie’s Guide to Bologna: Italy’s Culinary Capital Lasagne alla bolognese Let’s say I mention Bologna, or rather its adjective—one of its people: the Bolognese. What’s the first thing that comes to mind? If you’re anything like me (and I imagine almost everyone else on the planet) I’d imagine it’s a certain world famous culinary …

OUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO FOOD AND WINE TASTING IN TUSCANY

Our Ultimate Guide To Food And Wine Tasting In Tuscany Photo credit: Casa Chianti Classico It’s no secret that the Italians have a loving relationship with their food. I’m not just talking about the owners of prestigious restaurants, trattorie, or osterie. Sit yourself down at any Italian table and you’ll be amazed at the amount of …

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN VISITING POMPEII AND HERCULANEUM

What to Expect When Visiting Pompeii and Herculaneum House of the Mosaic, Herculaneum. Pinterest It’s often said that with its abundant wealth of history Italy is like a window into the past. More than a window, I like to think of it as a glass-bottom boat: constantly moving, constantly changing, and, for those who want …

REGION’S GREETINGS! CHRISTMAS FOOD AND FESTIVE TRADITIONS FROM AROUND ITALY

Regions’ Greetings!  Christmas Food And Festive Traditions  From Around Italy With the long nights setting in, the temperatures beginning to plummet, and Christmas lights transforming towns and cities worldwide into winter wonderlands, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. It’ll soon be time to deck the halls and train the stomachs, especially here in …

EXPERIENCE THE ITALIAN SAGRA

Experience the Italian ‘Sagra’ Photo credit: Fremantlestory Picture a nighttime glow from a grassy field on a hilltop surrounded by a tiny village. There are outlines of long, candlelit tables, people sitting in chairs, white tents, and colorful hanging decorations. As you approach you hear the hum of voices, the high-pitched laughter of children playing, …

FANTASTIC ITALIAN FOOD FESTIVALS THAT ARE WORTH A PIT STOP

FANTASTIC ITALIAN FOOD FESTIVALS THAT ARE WORTH A PIT STOP  Spring and Summer are festival seasons and there’s one in every corner of Italy to suit every taste. From chilli pepper to truffle festivals, from pasta to chocolate, we’re here to help you find best food festivals worth traveling for. Food festivals are the perfect …