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Nonna’s Meatball Recipe

My grandmother was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1922 after both her parents immigrated from Italy. Meatballs are a staple meal in most families and even more so in any Italian/American household. Every family has their own rendition, secret ingredient or 'best ever' meatball recipe. Some add milk to the breadcrumbs or ricotta to the mince for extra moisture. Some bake them, others fry them or...
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Where to Eat in Florence

Florence has a myriad of places to eat throughout the historic centre. From high end ristorante to family run trattorie to street food and beyond. The question of where to eat in Florence could be answered differently by everyone as there is so much to choose from. However, it's just as easy to eat at the wrong places that are touristy serving underwhelming food as it is to eat at the authentic...
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Italian Eateries-What’s The Difference?

Ristorante, Trattoria, Osteria, Enoteca, Taverna, Locanda or Bar? What is the difference between all of different Italian eateries and dining establishments? Once upon a time it may have been easier to distinguish but now the lines are fairly blurred with the titles being interchangeable. It could be argued that all rules have gone out the window. Osterias were once considered casual and now...
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How to Eat Out Like a Local in Italy

Every city around the world has differences in the food culture. Cuisine, atmosphere, rituals, traditions and other little nuances can offer insight into the way people live in that particular place. In Italy, if you ask someone on the street where is the best place to eat in the area, they are likely to say you eat better at home or at nonna’s. Home cooking is king but many restaurants adapt...
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How to Cook Carbonara Like a Roman

They say ‘when in Rome, do as the Romans do’…but when it comes to carbonara, you should always cook it as the Romans do. No matter what city you’re in. Carbonara has been interpreted and arguably misinterpreted by pasta lovers around the world. Some use cream, garlic or onion and others use more butter than anyone should consume in a month. However, none of these ingredients belong in a...
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Eating Out in Rome

When it comes to eating out in Rome, tourist traps are plentiful. Overpriced restaurants with average food target tourists with tired feet who are willing to pay anything for a spaghetti pomodoro. It’s also common to find dishes that are not even traditionally Italian, cooked in a way that is assumed to be to the tourist’s liking (chicken parmigiana we’re looking at you). If you’re...
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Eating Out in Palermo

Many of the best things to do around Palermo revolve around food. Sicily and Palermo in particular is famous for street food and a unique local cuisine influenced by multiple invasions over the course of its history. Ingredients that were once brought from overseas can still be seen today including grains such as cous cous from the Phoenicians, and apricots, rice, saffron, raisins, pine nuts,...
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Calabrian Anchovy Spaghetti

This Calabrian anchovy pasta made with lemon zest and bread crumbs is a simple recipe inspired by a dish that was cooked for me by a close friend when living in Reggio Calabria. At the toe of the Italian boot, the region’s cuisine is not celebrated in mainstream media and cookbooks as often as Tuscan or Sardinian cuisine. However, Calabrian cooking is abundant with fresh seafood in the coastal...
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Aperitivo in Milan

Aperitivo in Milan is a central part of the culture as in other main cities of Italy where there are more bars than grocery stores. Milan’s aperitivo scene is lively and widespread across most neighbourhoods. A good aperitivo is more than just the drink alone. It’s a combination of the perfect refreshing cocktail, nibbles to tide you over before dinner, and the kind of atmosphere that allows...
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Pizza Napoletana vs Pizza Romana

A Sunday afternoon in Italy is synonymous with watching a game of calcio, better known as soccer or football and of course PIZZA. No one wants to be stuck in the kitchen cooking when Ronaldo scores. Whether you're crowded around the living room table, pulling up a stool at the local bar, or fighting for the table closest to the TV at a favourite pizzeria, there is no better way to enjoy game...