Tag - pizza making

December 2015

Panettone or Pandoro

Panettone or Pandoro What’s the difference? Panettone is a Milanese delicacy and Pandoro is Veronese.  Both taste great and both cities are great Christmas destinations. Originally from Milan, Panettone has a domed shape, with a soft and airy interior beneath a dark exterior. The cake dough requires several hours to make because it must be cured in a way similar to sourdough, [...]

November 2015

modena: balsamic vinegar

Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy are the only two cities in the world that make a special kind of balsamic vinegar known as “tradizionale,” which dates back to the 11th century. Regulations exists to safeguard the process of making tradizionale. For example, the thick syrup must be made with local sweet white grapes, the vinegar must be aged in traditional [...]

August 2015

Italian dishes you may want to try on your next trip to Italy

Everybody knows Italian food: mozzarella cheese, pastas, world-class wine but there’s so much more to Italian dishes. Most of the “stranger” Italian dishes were created out of necessity. By using the entire animal or buying the off-cuts, Italians throughout the centuries could save money and still eat a nutritious meal. They still refer to this type of cooking as cucina povera, or [...]

March 2015

Borghese: Beautiful day out in Rome

   The Borghese gardens and villa is one of Italy’s Best top recommended sites to visit in Rome. With the Borghese’s beauty, art, views over the city, nature, treasure hunts and a boating lake, it really does have it all. It is Rome’s answer to Central Park in it’s enormity, and being an escape from the city, within the centre of [...]

Montepulciano

   Montepulciano is a medieval and Renaissance hill town in the Italian province of Siena in southern Tuscany. Wine lovers are in for a treat as it is famous for not just one, but two, excellent wines, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Rosso di Montepulciano. This Medieval beauty is not bombarded by tourists, making it an ideal day trip from Rome, or a [...]

February 2015

Pasta

   Did you know that there are more than 300 different types of pasta available in Italy, with many being called different names in different regions. Which means that what you are eating in Milan, may be called something else in a different town, whereas some types of pasta are uniquely regional and not widely known. DIFFERENT TYPES OF PASTADifferent types of pasta [...]