The Chianti area

Chianti is a rural area located between the hills of the Chianti Mountains to the west and the…


From mother to daughter: the Italian art of baking bread

Let me introduce you to Maria, a lady from the region of Calabria, who is my friend’s mum. She,…


Red radicchio from Treviso

Radicchio grows during winter and is one of the most characteristic and well-known product of the…


The history of Grana Padano

The origin of Grana Padano is a fascinating tale, dating back to around 1100 AD and the cleverness…


Sorrento's Limoncello


The yellow and wrinkled lemon skin is the essential ingredient of its lucky production. This is…


Wine and cheese: a perfect union

If you have never paired wine and dairy products, you have to make it up soon. You'll find that…


Penne all'Arrabbiata o Arabiatta?

One day I bought a new cookery magazine. The magazine advised readers on what to buy and what to…


The heatlhy and genuine old Sicilian cuisine

The cuisine of the peasant culture of the past was very simple and genuine, but the ancients also…


Vernaccia wine from Oristano

Vernaccia wine, ranked among the best wines in the world, is one of the most famous wines of…


Traditional balsamic vinegar from Reggio Emilia



To get the very best from Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Reggio Emilia, it is of prime…