Let’s get one thing straight: the Romagna coast is fantastic. The welcome is always warm, the sandy beaches are some of the best in Italy – especially if you like nightlife – and the cuisine offers everything you can imagine. If you know where to go, you’ll be blown away. Cesenatico has two-star Michelin restaurants such as Magnolia and the histori...

As the American vote count dragged on the other week, I looked forward to a series of relaxing dinners with some affordable and tasty wines. My wife, Leah is a talented cook, especially when she makes salmon cakes. Made from pink salmon with fresh dill, grilled pimentos, and panko crumbs, they had salt, fresh herbs, crunch, and plenty of flavour. I...

Even with Italy’s rich diversity of regional cooking styles, the cuisine of Sicily, reflecting a remarkable range of influences reaching from ancient Greece to Bourbon Spain, stands out. A great way to enjoy Sicilian cooking is, of course, to visit the island; a great way to learn about its exceptional food is to visit (virtually now, in person whe...

The strength of the taste of the Alba White Truffle combined with the great wines of the Langa, combined with international solidarity, are confirmed stronger than Covid: the digital edition of the World White Truffle of Alba Auction No. 21, organized by the International White Truffle Fair of Alba (which continues online) and the Enoteca Regionale...

Did you know that the Italian word aperitivo derives from the Latin word aperire, meaning "to open" or “to start with”? And isn't that exactly what aperitivo stands for: The ice-breaker, the conversation starter, the welcoming moment of the day when the sun is setting on a Milano terrace!  So pretend you are the genuine Italian bartender and spice...

It is not new that pasta and macaroni with meat sauce are two of the symbols of Italy and therefore the favourite dish of many Neapolitans. However, what is the hidden story behind that loved meal? The romantic Matilde Serao comes to our rescue, because she was able to explain the origin of macaroni with meat sauce. Let’s see what this is all about...

What do cacio e pepe, carbonara, gricia and amatriciana all have in common? Pecorino romano cheese! With its presence in four of Rome’s most symbolic dishes, it’s clear just how influential this unique sheep’s milk cheese has been over time as the Roman culinary tradition developed. Pecorino is a hard cheese, ranging in color from white to straw ye...

Just one year after their launch on the Italian market, more than one billion Ferrero’s Nutella Biscuits havebeen sold. A success that goes well beyond expectations. The Italian confectionery giant based in Piedmont had assumed to sell 25 million packs, but it almost doubled the figure to over 47 million. Nutella Biscuits have entered the homes of...

Ever wonder how olive oil is made? You’ve come to the right place! I grew up in Italy and one of my fondest memories is helping my family pick olives for the production of olive oil. We had a sizeable plot of land not far from our home in which our family grew olive trees. This plot of land also contained many fig trees, and since our home didn’t h...

The Lacryma Christi  is a wine from the Campania region of Italy produced in the area of Mount Vesuvius. Indeed, it is also known as  Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio.  It holds a DOC denomination, which means only when produced in the Vesuvian areas, it can bear its beautiful name.  Yes, its name. Latin for “Christ’s tears,” it is evocative and mysteri...