Archives 03/2021

Find out more about Prosecco in Northern Europe

Northern Europe goes crazy for Prosecco

Between 2011 and 2019 Prosecco Doc has risen by 700% in Norway, 478% in Belgium, and 355% in Sweden

Mar. 31 2021
Tacos with mince meat

Tex-Mex cuisine: the history behind chili con carne, nachos, burritos and fajitas

Many consider burritos, tacos, nachos and tortillas Mexican dishes, but in actual fact these are Tex-Mex, a hybrid gastronomy born from the fusion of multiple cultures. Read the whole story.

Mar. 31 2021

Pasqua and Pasquetta. 8 savoury recipes typical of the Italian Easter tradition

Colomba, chocolate eggs, pastiera: the sweet Easter recipes of Italy are many and amazing, but on Italian tables on Easter Sunday there i salso a multitude of typically regional delights.

Mar. 31 2021

All about the tradition of mixing coffee and ice in Italy and the rest of the world

In Lecce “caffè con ghiaccio” is a sacred ritual. The inventor is Antonio Quarta, but the beverage’s roots plunge deep in antiquity and far from the Italian peninsula. Vietnam to Australia, the history of the Puglia beverage.

Mar. 31 2021
Find out more about the history of fortune cookies

Fortune cookies: history, origins and success of the Japanese treats

We first came to know them through American films, then in the Chinese restaurants of Europe. But the famous cookies containing prophecies are actually a Japanese specialty. Here's the whole story.

Mar. 30 2021
Find out more about the history of marzipan

Marzipan: history, recipes and variations of the typical sweet pastry of Sicily

Colourful and tasty fruit-shapes in Sicily, lucky pigs in Germany, cakes for tea in Great Britain: here are the many variations of famous marzipan.

Mar. 30 2021
Find out more about how to cook with wine

How to cook with wine

Wine in the kitchen is used to blend flavors, to bind flavors, without considering marinades, sometimes even very long ones. Here's how to do it well.

Mar. 29 2021

La scampagnata – the Italian picnic philosophy

There’s an Italian expression that perfectly captures the typical day trip out of town: gita fuori porta. Literally, an excursion out of doors, leaving city gates behind. The foods consumed during said agrarian excursions define a precise cultural tradition.

Mar. 27 2021

Homemade coffee. 7 tips for a perfect moka (and napoletana)

The coffee prepared with a moka pot continues to be the favorite of many Italians, who also prefer it to espresso at the coffee bar. But to brew a proper beverage it's not enough to rely on tradition: we need ...Leggi altro

Mar. 26 2021

Easter in the UK: hot cross buns and simnel cake

True, it’s only two recipes and both sweet, but they plunge their roots in ancient times. Great Britain’s Easter tradition is limited but extremely tasty.

Mar. 26 2021
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