Italian Food

Don’t call them spaghetti bolognese: the difficult relationship between Bologna and its most popular recipe, abroad

We were at the Marconi airport in Bologna for the presentation of “Don't call them spaghetti bolognese. A Bologna souvenir" to learn more about the bond between the city and its most famous dish abroad.

Jul. 22 2021

Spelt, barley, millet, oats, rice: discovering grains

Excellent in winter soups but also in summer salads, grains are rich in nutrients, versatile and delicious.

Jul. 19 2021

Is Luca by Pixar really a tribute to Italian culture and cuisine?

Pasta is so present in Luca, the Pixar film released on June 18, 2021, that Pastificio Garofalo has created a competition dedicated to this theme. But how is the Italian gastronomic culture represented in the film?

Jul. 14 2021

Instant yeast substitutes for cakes and savory baked goods

Not just Brewer's yeast: even instant yeast for cakes and plum cakes is becoming scarce. But don't worry: you can replace it with simple baking soda and lemon (and in at least 4 other ways).

Jul. 09 2021

Regional cuisine: Alphabetical guide to the foods of Sardinia

Sardinian cuisine possessed a unique and little known gastronomic identity with traditional specialties like cheese, bread, stuffed pasta and much more.

Jun. 13 2021

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 ...Leggi altro

Jun. 11 2021

Babà: history and legend of the Neapolitan sweet born in France

Strange but true, the babà has its roots in Lorraine and owes its origin to a Polish ruler in exile. The story of the most beloved cake of Naples.

May. 25 2021

Shortcrust pastry: history, recipes, variations and confection tips

Delicious, simple, suitable for many recipes. In a word: perfect. Here's everything you need to know about shortcrust pastry.

May. 24 2021

Origin and history of Pasta alla genovese

We combed through old recipe books to understand the origin of Pasta alla Genovese.

May. 18 2021

Zabaglione: history and curiosity

Part beverage, part dessert, in any case delicious: it's hard to say no to zabaglione, a sweet whipped egg-based cream that's perfect for the winter season. History and recipe of the hot pudding.

May. 18 2021
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