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In the late ’90s, during my high school days, one of my closest friends introduced me to her newfound obsession: Nutella pizza. It was a time when this unique dessert was a novelty, and my friend insisted that it was the …

With the hot summer just a handful of weeks away, Italian towns and cities are about to face a surge of tourism, with visitors flocking to popular destinations in the Belpaese, from North to South. While this is certainly good news …

The cornetto: a soft crescent of a pastry, sometimes filled with jam, Nutella, even pistachio cream these days, and lightly dusted with powdered sugar. It’s a sweet reminder of breakfast in Italy—usually eaten in a bar while hovering over the countertop, waiting …

As summer arrives, between sunny days and balmy evenings, there’s a distinct sign that tells us the hot season is truly here—the familiar sound of the Cornetto Algida commercials playing on our televisions. For us Italians, these commercials have become …

At the heart of Italian cuisine lies an art form that stood the test of time: the art of preserving food. This tradition, deeply rooted in the past, is celebrated as a symbol of respect for nature, seasons, and even as …

Before I was more seasoned in the ways of beloved Italy, I would pay only a passing glance at the small, mysterious shops that sat modestly under the shadow of a blue sign marked with a prominent letter T. An …

Have you ever heard of “Asiago Cheese”or “Pomarola”? Have you come across “Parmesan” or a “San Daniele Ham” produced in Canada at the supermarket? Do you usually toast with ”Prosek” or pour yourself a glass of Chianti made in California?  Italy is …

If you grew up in an Italian home, you definitely had a bunch of them hidden in some drawer or, if they were particularly pretty, making a good display of themselves somewhere in the sitting room. Yes, I’m talking about the bomboniera. …

When you’re on vacation, it’s easy to get caught up in tourist traps and buy generic souvenirs that don’t hold much meaning. We’ve all been guilty of it. Fake, made-in-China Venetian mask? Check. Plastic copy of the Colosseum? Check. Anything …

 Among the olive groves and vineyards of sun-drenched Southern Italy, you can find a touch of the New World and, no, I’m not talking about tomatoes… Amid warm, rocky terrains, adorned by the sun’s brilliant touch, we find a plant that seems …

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