National cuisine of Italy
Traditional Italian cuisine is a real treasure, and each meal is a kind of ritual and a sacred time for communication with friends and relatives. National dishes of Italy are…

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Parmesan - the king of the cheese world
Close your eyes and say in a whisper: “Parmesan!” And now you are already sitting in the shade of the vine, drinking your favorite wine and enjoying the taste of…

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Pecorino - Italian sheep milk cheese
Pecorino! Even the name seems to contain a piece of Italy! This time it’s not about cheese, but about a whole family of Italian cheese made from sheep’s milk. The…

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Gelato – Italian Ice Cream

He was filmed more than once in cartoons and movies. This dessert is sung in the songs of artists from many countries of the world. And finally, people of the whole earth love him, young and old. All this, no doubt, can be said about only one delicacy called “Ice Cream”.
And if it is Gelato – Italian ice cream, then there will be no equal to it in any corner of the world. This is a pleasant coolness that saves in the summer heat, and a milk veil that complements a cup of coffee on a winter evening with family. Masters make real gelato by hand, giving it their unique zest. Continue reading

Grana Padano Cheese – Parmigiano Reggiano’s Younger Brother

How hard it is to live in the shadow of a famous relative, Grana Padano, a hard Italian cheese and part-time younger brother of Parmigiano Reggiano, knows firsthand.
Many people often confuse it with parmesan, some believe that it is a low-quality analogue, and someone has never heard of it at all. Yes, not a king, but still this cheese deserves attention!
How was born and lived The story says that Grana Padano was born in the countryside near the Po River around 1000. There wasn’t such an abundance of food at that time as it is today. Not a single product obtained on the farm wasted. In connection with the development of animal husbandry, the question arose about the use of milk not used during the day. Continue reading

Florentine steak

When you think of a steak, what comes to mind? It is unlikely that one of the first in my head comes up with the thought of Italy. Although we do not always associate this food with Italian cuisine, it cannot be denied that the Florentine steak (Bistecca Fiorentina) has become one of the most beloved meat dishes in Tuscany and around the world.
It is a symbol of culinary excellence in Florence (Firenze). Every year, thousands of tourists come to the Tuscan capital to taste the famous meat. Where can I try a real and delicious Florentine steak, and why is it so popular? You will find answers to these and other questions in our article. Continue reading

First meal
Do you know the expression “To make bread and pasta a healthier meal, put them in soup”? It accurately reflects Florentine traditions in the preparation of first courses. Of course,…

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Sicilian Cassata
The Sicilian Cassata (Cassata Siciliana), perhaps the most famous sweet islander, is a layered cake made of sponge cake soaked in liquor, combined with ricotta, fruit and marzipan. Born in…

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Italian pasta dishes are everyday food
Spaghetti amatricana Italian pasta dishes are everyday food, but they are not simple pasta. During cooking, spices and grated cheese are used, making the spaghetti turn into stunningly delicious food.…

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Italian focaccia - wheat tortilla
Italian Focaccia (Focaccia) - one of the most popular ancient types of bread that have survived to this day. This crispy bread was born thanks to the ingenuity of the…

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