Colomba- Italian Easter Cake

Colomba pasquale or colomba di Pasqua  (“Easter Dove” in English) is an Italian traditional Easter cake, the counterpart of the two well-known Italian Christmas desserts, panettone and pandoro. The dough  is made in a similar manner to panettone, with...

Valentine’s Day Ideas!

  Surprise your partner with the most romantic evening for Valentine’s Day Leave the crowded and loud restaurants to average people and offer to your special someone an intimate and divine dinner prepared by in the comfort of your own home with help from...

Guide to Italian Cheese

After the Roman Empire, a lot of the techniques of Italian Cheese making were largely abandoned,  they only survived in remote areas such  in the mountains or monasteries. Individual Italian states had developed their own their traditions which resulted in cheeses...

Have delicious Italian food for free? Yes you can!

  Do you recall in historical times the use of the ancient bartering system? If one individual had a cow, they would have been able to barter milk, butter or meat for something they needed more. This exchanging of goods or services for or necessities without use...

Italian Truffles

The truffle …what is it? The truffle, a common name which indicates the fruiting bodies of mushrooms which carry out their entire life cycle underground (Hypogeous) belonging to the Tuber genus. They must live in symbiosis with trees in order to produce their...

Italian Honey

“Miele” in Italian, honey is vastly popular throughout Italy.  Especially in tea, desserts, and pairing with assorted cheeses and fruits, one can find honey on the table from the antipasti, to dessert. Flavors and production can vary greatly within the 20...