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Back in the late ‘80s, when I was still in elementary school, we used to study every region of Italy. Each week, we’d prepare a ricerca, a two- or three-page essay with photos and drawings, about the region we focused …

Italian food, in general, is a celebration on the plate of what is seasonal and local. In Chianti, some of the best eating of the year is to be found in autumn, which is a very busy period, since it …

Who doesn’t have a jar of honey in the pantry? A naturally healthy and versatile product, honey has a place in many a recipe but it is often used as an eco-friendly ingredient to keep our skin supple, too – …

Mount Etna is one of the symbols of Sicily and of the Mediterranean. Since the beginning of time, it kept watch on its lands and its sea, witnessing and keeping track of history. Silent, protective, and peaceful, but also roaring …

If you love Italian sagre and fairs, then you must have tried panino con la porchetta at least once. Indeed, the slowly-roasted, then-sliced delicacy is a staple of Italy’s most traditional street gatherings, so much so it has become almost synonymous with them. And …

Today, Italian food is known all over the world and our diet, the Mediterranean, is considered one of the healthiest. The importance we give to tradition in the kitchen is legendary, so it isn’t surprising that so many of our …

Never mind the season, it’s always a good time to have aperitivo with friends. A great way to end the day or the working week in good company, this quintessentially Italian habit has become pretty popular around the world, where …

Finally, temperatures in Italy are what you’d expect for mid-fall. While not everyone is a cold-weather lover rain, chilly mornings and snow are necessary for nature to complete its yearly cycle and for crops to develop normally. So, yes. It’s …

 What’s the difference between a bottle of wine priced at $3.95 and one that sells for $39,000? The factors that determine the price of wine are varied, volatile, and vague. Here’s an inside look at what you’re getting for your money. At …

In Rome, this year, the magic of Christmas has the scents of cedar and larch. The welcoming embrace of the Colonnato del Bernini is the backdrop for a wooden marvel created by 11 skillful artists and craftsmen, a Nativity in …

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