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Who cares if they’re ugly, they’re delicious! I Brutti ma Buoni

The word biscotti in Italy refers to what Americans know as “cookies.” Many Italo-Americans use the word biscotti when they refer to a specific type...

Arancini, arancine and supplì: what’s behind a fried ball of rice?

When you travel around Italy you will quickly notice that, in every single region, there are culinary traditions locals are not only proud of, but...

Viva la Pappa al Pomodoro!

I knew I had become truly Italian once I had mastered shopping for food on a daily basis (every morning) as opposed to a large once-weekly...

Pasta con le sarde

A traditional Sicilian pasta recipe which I absolutely adore is pasta con le sarde - pasta with sardines. If you have a keen eye though, you’ll...

Italy’s summer favorite: spaghetti con le vongole

With the arrival of summer in Italy, it’s definitely time to think about the pasta recipes that are celebrated during this holiday season. My all...

One dessert, many tales: tiramisù, its debated origins and many recipes

Ask anyone around the world to name a classic Italian dessert and many will answer t iramis ù . We tend to think that t iramis ù has been around for...

Carbonara: one recipe, so many stories

Italy is always associated with pasta so I thought I'd write about one of it's most celebrated pasta dishes which is a traditional Roman recipe, and...

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