Francesca Fiore

Regional cuisine: Alphabetical guide to the products of Puglia

The ages-old Apulian cuisine is one respectful of the seasonal cycle, and divided among land-based dishes and coastal seafood ones. Today we explore the cookery art of Puglia.

Piemonte told in 12 traditional biscotti plus a recipe for ‘baci di dama’ by the Gallizioli bakery

In the world of cookies and biscuits – a varied scenario of traditional recipes that often draw from historical events – today we land in Piemonte. Bonus recipe by maestro Walter Gallizioli.

Regional cuisine: Alphabetical guide to the foods of Molise

Robust and rich cookery, characterized by authentic flavours. Molise is a tiny region with a wide variety of local products. In our glossary series of Italy’s regional riches, an alphabetical primer of Molise foods.

Regional cuisine: Alphabetical guide to the foods of Basilicata

Wedged between mountains and the sea, the Basilicata region boasts an extensive and varied food tradition. A mix of simple, wholesome and intense flavours, that can be enjoyed beyond regional boundaries. For our glossary series of Italy’s regional riches, here’s...

“Dinner with your Muslim neighbor”. An ex-contestant in Masterchef USA has an idea

Amanda Saab, cook-blogger and ex-contestant in Masterchef USA, has decided to invite perfect strangers for a dinner in her city, Seattle.

Newly released Michelin Rio&Sao Paulo 2017 confirms two stars for Atala, Italian Picchi earns one

[caption id="attachment_135777" align="alignnone" width=""]Alex Atala[/caption] 19 Michelin star-worthy restaurants with new entry listings – among which also the Italian Picchi in Sao Paulo – and the confirmed two stars for D.O.M. of chef Alex Atala in the lead. No surprises...

Festa a Vico 2017, the 15th annual Repubblica del Cibo festival June 4 - 6

[caption id="attachment_135774" align="alignnone" width=""]Festa a Vico 2016[/caption] Over 300 chefs, more than 20 between pizzaioli and master bakers, producers and Italian food artisans, plus throngs of food lovers and tourists. This is Festa a Vico - la Repubblica del Cibo,...

Floating Farm in Rotterdam: cows on sea-borne platforms will produce milk and cheese

A floating farm for cows to produce clean energy. It happens in Rotterdam, where there will soon be created a new farm in the harbour area of Merwe-Vierhavens. So that the inhabitants of the city will access to a healthier...

Sous la Vie, cooking food in the washing machine

[caption id="attachment_134977" align="alignnone" width=""]Buste per sottovuoto Sous la Vie[/caption] How often do you find yourself staring at the hypnotic cycle of the front-opening washing machine, while waiting for the laundry to be done? In a not so distant future you...

Fresh pasta in Palermo, 6 places for quality goods

[caption id="attachment_134931" align="alignnone" width=""]Ravioli di tumminia, Pastificio Pastando, Palermo[/caption] Tumminia, Russello, Senatore Cappelli. These are only a few of the ancient grains used for making bread and pasta in Sicily. Today they are living a true Renaissance. As part of...
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