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Is That An Italian Dish? Think Again
Published on Saturday, August 13, 2016 by Italian cuisine is among the best in the world, and its delectable, gourmet dishes embody the passion of a country devoted to cooking as craft. Italian-American food is also delicious, ranking high on the list of staple comfort foods that are easy to prepare. To the surprise of many Americans who visit Italy, though, there’s not always overlap between the two. The ...
The Italy Travel Video Guaranteed to Make You Hungry
Published on Sunday, September 15, 2013 by 10 Things We Love About Italy from The Perennial Plate on Vimeo....
10 Italian Cooking and Dining Mistakes
Published on Sunday, September 8, 2013 by The Academia Barilla in Parma is the first international center dedicated to the development and promotion of Italian gastronomic culture. So the folks there know a thing or two about Italian food and how it should be prepared and eaten. The center recently published  10 Italian cooking commandments according to Academia Barilla. Here they are: 1. You shall not s...
Real Italian Salami Coming to The U.S.
Published on Friday, April 26, 2013 by A long-standing ban on the import of salami into the United States will be lifted on May 28, according to the Italian news agency ANSA.  Previously the American Federal Drug Administration prohibited the import of cured pork products. The move will open up a huge market for Italian salami manufacturers. The Italian farmers' organization Coldiretti estimates that t...
Why Bread in Tuscany Doesn’t Have Salt
Published on Monday, December 19, 2011 by One of the great joys of eating in Italy is munching on fresh Italian bread. Yet when you bite into your first piece of while visiting Tuscany (and also much of Umbria), you might be surprised at what is missing. It might take a moment to realize that there's no salt! This type of bread is called pane toscano.  So how did the Tuscans miss this key ingredient that y...
Where to Go in Abruzzo: Sulmona and Coculla
Published on Monday, July 25, 2011 by You practically can't get more different experiences than a small city famous for its almond candies and a town famous for its snakes. Where to find these experiences? In the region of Abruzzo... Ever wonder where those colorful sugar-covered almonds called confetti come from? Sulmona is their birthplace and you can’t walk the city’s main street, Corso Ovidio, ...
Eating in the Italian Region of Puglia
Published on Friday, July 15, 2011 by So you think you've eaten well in Italy? Suspend all judgment until you've visited the region of  Puglia, where the Mediterranean sun waves its magic wand to produce a true bounty of magnificent, flavorful gifts. Here are some examples of the fresh ingredients Puglia produces and how they combine in simple, yet mouth-watering ways: Olive oil: The ancient  olive t...
Visit Turin to Eat Your Way Through The Very First Eataly
Published on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 by When Eataly, the giant Italian food and wine emporium and experience, opened in New York last year it got tons of buzz. But for the true and bigger Eataly experience, I recommend you visit the very first Eataly which opend in Turin in 2007. Located in the former Carpano Vermouth production plant, Eataly was founded by Oscar Farinetti in alliance with Slow Food, the...