Eurochocolate Festival Returns Oct. 14-23

The Eurochocolate Festival celebrates its 23rd edition with nine days of chocolate tastings and events this month.  The festival, considered the essential chocolate exhibition for all of Europe, originated in 1993 and has since grown to expect about one million attendees, comprised of both Italians and tourists.   The nine-day event takes place in Perugia’s …

Merano Wine Festival Returns Nov. 4-8

The 25th edition of the Merano Wine Festival is returning next month at the Pavillon des Fleurs in the Merano Kurhaus. The festival is one of the most famous in the world for its kind and is known for its variety of quality wines from all over the world and its food selections. From Nov. …

Mistakes to Avoid When Making a Pizza

The best way to approach the preparation of a pizza, rather than with what should be done, is probably by avoiding what should not be done. Here is a list of the most common mistakes that people often make when preparing their own pizza. Use improper flour: This is important because it sets up the …

‘Italian’ Dishes that Don’t Actually Exist in Italy

Many tourists who travel around Italy, and more generally many foreigners, have misconceptions about authentic Italian food. They are often surprised to find that common American “Italian” dishes such as penne alfredo, garlic bread, spaghetti with meatballs and pepperoni pizza are nowhere to be found on a restaurant menù in Italy. Those tourists, or foreigners, …

Taste it Again

The 11th edition of Pitti Taste, the fair dediacated to Italian excellence in taste and food lifestyles, is returning from March 7–9 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 in the planet of food, …