My Top 6 Italian Easter Treats

5 March 2017 || Desserts, Eat your way around Italy, Italian life

Happy Italian Easter! Much less commercialized than in the UK, Italian Easter celebrations focus on food, friends and family as well as on the more solemn, religious aspects of the holiday. Like many Italian holidays, Holy Week is characterized by rituals and traditions, and celebrated in many diverse ways across Italy, reflecting regional differences. Celebration in […]

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Italian Street Food Tales: Naples

25 May 2016 || Eat your way around Italy, Italian life

Following on in our series of articles on Italian street food (Street Food in Sicily and Street Food in Florence), it’s time to head to the Campania region, home to one of the most significant cities when it comes to scrumptious food: Naples! Ready, grab your forks…get set…go! Naples Street Food: Neapolitan Pizza and Much […]

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Aubergine Parmigiana Recipe

19 April 2016 || Eat your way around Italy, Main courses, Vegetarian

Aubergine Parmigiana is an Italian must-try! This classic baked, veggie dish combines the rich, earthy taste of aubergines with the juicy, sunny tang of tomato and basil sauce. Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese complete this dish and give it that extra, rounded flavour, typical of Italian cuisine. A name that could mislead you The name itself […]

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Italian Street Food Tales – Sicily

23 February 2016 || Eat your way around Italy

Welcome to our first post of a new series dedicated to the marvellous world of Italian Street Food! First of all, let’s clarify what Street Food is all about and where the trend started. Street Food is basically an informal type of meal you can buy from a street vendor or at a market. Usually you […]

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Diamante’s Chilli Pepper Festival

28 February 2015 || Eat your way around Italy, Italian life

Calabrians love peperoncino (chilli pepper), they put it in everything from pasta and risotto to cocktails and ice cream. They believe that chillies bring good luck and scare away the ‘malocchio’ or evil eye and naturally they produce the best and spiciest chillies in Southern Europe. So if a region is qualified to hold an […]

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Italian Street Food Tales: Florence

29 April 2016 || Eat your way around Italy, Italian life

Following our last post on Street Food in Sicily, here is the second in our occasional series about Italian Street Food, and this time we are in Tuscany! Italian Street Food Delicacies from Beautiful Florence Tuscany is home to some of the most famous dishes in Italy and perhaps not one of the places you might think of […]

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A Week of Neapolitan Easter Food

2 March 2016 || Eat your way around Italy, Italian life

Neapolitan Easter Food Traditions  The celebration of Easter in Naples is quite an event, combining established religious practices with traditional customs, some of which have pagan origins. Yet, the pivotal part of this holiday for the locals is most certainly the culinary itinerary they will be following! For the typical Neapolitan, food is always an important part of each […]

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Vesuvius Fusilli

24 October 2015 || Eat your way around Italy, Pasta, Vegetarian

This is a traditional Neapolitan pasta dish, simple to make and suitable for a quick lunch but without sacrificing taste! It’s packed full of tasty Southern Italian flavours and typical local ingredients such as mozzarella and tomatoes. This Fusilli pasta recipe can be followed exactly as it is or used as a base – feel […]

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Bergamot: The Cool Calabrian Citrus Fruit

28 February 2015 || Eat your way around Italy, Food and well being

Discover the Bergamot! Bergamot are a citrus fruit, greeny yellow in colour, spherical in shape with an unusual and striking bitter taste. They are a type of cross between a lemon and a bitter orange and native to Southern Asia. Commercial growth of this fruit  is virtually confined to the region of Calabria in southern Italy – specifically the province of […]

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