How to Make Pasta Pomodorini Acciughe e Mozzarella (Pasta with Tomatoes, Anchovies and Mozzarella)

By Jessica Herbst Don’t let the simplicity of this dish fool you, it’s a fabulous combination of classic Italian ingredients that will not disappoint. Plus, it is relatively quick and easy to make! — Ingredients: 400g of pasta (farfalle, or your pasta of choice) 400g of cherry tomatoes 4 anchovies 150g of mozzarella balls 1 …

A Florentine Breakfast

Arcelia Martin   The typical Italian breakfast is the cozy morning duet of a cappuccino and a cornetto. In comparison to other countries, Italian breakfast is considerably smaller. It was not until recently that breakfast become a part of Italian culture. “Since ancient Roman times, breakfast was not big in Italy and it later became …

Simplicity and Luxury

Discover the Basic Renaissance Food Migle Vaisnoraite   “If you ask them [Italians cooks] ‘I would like to put this type of cheese with this type of bread’. They will go ‘no, no, no, that does not go’…There is a lot of pride that goes behind the food,” says Monika Duque, a professor of history …

Pitti Taste Returns March 10-12

Grace Kucera   Pitti Taste, the fair dedicated to the excellence of Italian taste and food lifestyles, is returning March 10-12 at the Stazione Leopolda. Presented by Pitti Immagine, Taste showcases products from more than 340 leading Italian companies in the international food world.   The fair is a journey around the planet of food …

Father’s Day, and Food

Grace Kucera   On March 19, Italians celebrate Festa del Babbo, or Father’s Day, in honor of St. Joseph, Jesus’ mortal father, symbol of compassion and kindness in Catholic tradition.   It was during the Middle Ages that this tradition began when Sicilians prayed to St. Joseph to bring rains to save their fields from …

2018 Year of Food in Italy

Italy’s cultural and agricultural ministries launched a campaign declaring 2018 “the year of Italian food.” The objective of the campaign, which started last month, is to promote the cultural, social, and aesthetic value of Italian food and wine all over the world.   The campaign was launched through the social media of the ministry and …

Gelateria della Passera and Dondoli Awarded

The Florentine Gelateria della Passera and the San Gimignano-based Gelateria di Piazza ran by Sergio Dondoli have been awarded again with the prestigious prize of the three cones, the highest attainable in the Gambero Rosso guide, for the year 2018.   An Italian food and wine magazine and publishing group founded in 1986, Gambero Rosso …