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Taste Rome

When in Rome, your primary focus should be tasting the food and discovering the restaurants and specialty food shops where the locals frequent.  There are a number of guided walking tours that take you off the beaten path and into the local neighborhoods to discover what makes the food in Rome s Details

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June 27, 2012 6:51 pm
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Parmigiano-Reggiano ~ King of Cheese

Parmigiano-Reggiano (PDO) a cow’s milk cheese is known as the ‘king of cheese’ and guaranteed for its distinctive features and its link with the area of origin, by a system of EU rules designed to protect consumers and producers. The producers of Parmigiano in and around Modena, Details

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Recipe: Cacio e Pepe

One of my favorite first courses is “pasta cacio e pepe”.  Cacio means cheese and pepe means pepper in Italian.  It would be a mistake to stop here in the description because ingredients are not commodities to me.  The key factors for a successful dish are the quality of the ingredients, t Details

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May 29, 2012 5:51 pm
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Artichokes

Artichokes are the immature flowers of the artichoke plant which is a thistle and part of the sunflower family.  If you haven’t had artichokes in Rome, you don’t know what you are missing.

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Cooking in Calabria

Go cooking in Tropea with Tania Pascuzzi!  Tania is an an expert on the region of Calabria, as well as our local guide.  She invites you to discover the beaches of Tropea and the enogastronomy of Calabria. Learn to make authentic Calabrian cuisine with Marianna in her outdoor kitchen situated Details

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Enogastronmy

Enogastronomy in Italy is more than the pairing of food and wine, it is the art of Italian living. Italian travel and enogastronomy are a perfect pairing to experience slow travel of regional foods, wines, history, and culture of the Italian table. Giovanni Viganò – (M.E.T). Università Boccin Details

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Torrone Sweet Torrone

Torrone: It is said that in 1441 in Cremona (Lombardia,) during the wedding of Bianca Maria Visconti and Francesco Sforza, the pastry chef at court played with a mixture of almonds, honey and white of eggs and he cooked the first “torrone”, a very special nougat shaped like the big tower name Details

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Bars in Italy ~ A Part of Italian Life

Let’s discuss Bars in Italy Bars in Italy are a part of everyday life.  Unlike American bars, which are mostly for drinking alcoholic beverages, a bar in Italy is for having coffee, a light meal or snack and for hanging out in the neighborhood. Bars in an Italian town or neighborhood are the c Details

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Lombardia ~ Italy’s Richest Region

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Lombardia is considered Italy’s richest region.  Located in the northern part of the country, it is known for its beautiful lakes (Como, Maggiori and Garda), excellent food and wine, Milan for cutting edge fashion, as well as being the financial capital center of Italy.  Lombardia is also Details

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Top Ten List of Italian Cookbooks

My Top Ten Italian cookbook list comes from 30 years of preparing Italian food for my family and friends, as well as for my former catering business (Pranzo).  I have more than 150 books in my cookbook library and at least 50 of them are Italian cookbooks which I rely upon to create authentic It Details

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