La Buona Tavola

Not many know that focaccia, timeless masterpiece of Italian cuisine, was born in the bustling kitchens of antiquity. Indeed this flatbread, sumptuously rich in olive oil and steeped in history, serves as a culinary bridge between past and present.  The debate …

One morning I awoke to a fruity, musky scent that hung heavy in the air, floating out from the kitchen to all corners of the house. Approaching the stove, I saw a crimson liquid bubbling, sticky bursts popping and clinging …

Just the other day, I was leafing through the pages of La Cucina Italiana when I stumbled upon an intriguing article about the three types of Italian stracciatella. To my surprise, I discovered that the ice cream variant, one of my favorite “gusto …

The humble chickpea, a small yet mighty legume, has quietly shaped the culinary landscape of the Mediterranean for millennia. Its story is woven into the very history of the region itself, in a narrative of civilizations rising and falling, trade …

Bresaola della Valtellina IGP, a delicacy hailing from the picturesque Alpine valleys of Italy, mirrors our mountains’ rich culinary heritage. This cylindrical cured meat product, derived from beef, is a staple of Italian cuisine, celebrated for its bright red color, …

Bruschetta: a word that has traveled the globe, gracing menus from New York and Tokyo, all the way to Sydney and Buenos Aires. This simple Italian dish has become an international icon, thanks to the universal appeal of its varied, …

My first stop when entering Apulia was at the Wojtyla airport in Bari Baggage claim. While waiting for the conveyor belt to start delivering my bags, I looked up and noticed the room’s only advertisement: a banner pasted across the …

My vocal coach once told me that the danger of being a singer lies in the temptation to indulge in late-night food-based rendezvous with colleagues after performances: from my own humble experience, I can attest to the truth of this …

Italian-American dishes usually have a continental counterpart, and Baked clams oreganata is no exception. Italians make a nearly identical dish called vongole gratinate al forno, though I’d venture to say that its near cousin cozze al gratin, made with mussels, is rather …

We are all familiar with the colors and flavors of Liguria, that glorious stripe of land between the blue of its homonymous sea and the white and green of the Alps. We know it because of the grandiose past of its …

Word of the Day
Food
Marketplace
In Italian
All Around Italy