Guide to the best pairings of wines and traditional italian dishes
Eat and Walk Italy Blog
by cateolivieri
1M ago
Italy proudly stands as the land of wine. Indeed, this title celebrates Italy’s unmatched contribution to viticulture. Each region, from the Alps to Sicily, offers wines that tell stories of their landscapes, people, and ancient traditions. Furthermore, the history of wine in Italy spans thousands of years, tracing back to the Etruscans and Romans. Italy’s diverse climate and geography, with its varied soils and unique microclimates, therefore produce wines with distinctive traits. Consequently, each region boasts its specialties, making the Italian wine scene exceptionally rich and varied. Ad ..read more
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Little Big Italy: discovering the best Italian restaurants abroad
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by Angelo Surano
1M ago
Little Big Italy, italian flavour. Italian cuisine is loved and celebrated worldwide. Its authentic flavors and traditional recipes have won the hearts of millions, becoming a symbol of excellence and quality. No matter where you are, you can find Italian restaurants offering a taste of the Bel Paese. Why is Italian cuisine so globally successful? The answer is simple: its ability to combine fresh, genuine ingredients with artisanal preparation techniques. This combination creates dishes that not only satisfy but also tell a story of culture, passion, and tradition. Little Big Italy and the ch ..read more
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Alfredo sauce: the American favorite
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by cateolivieri
1M ago
Italian cuisine brims with diverse recipes, each with its regional charm, beloved both locally and worldwide. Interestingly, there’s one recipe that, despite its Italian roots, enjoys enormous popularity abroad, especially in the USA, yet remains relatively unknown in Italy. This is the tale of Alfredo sauce, a creamy, rich condiment that pairs exquisitely with fettuccine, creating the famed fettuccine Alfredo, a favorite across the Atlantic. This dish is purely Italian: fresh egg fettuccine tossed with butter and Parmigiano Reggiano DOP. The birth of Alfredo sauce This recipe traces back to t ..read more
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Anthony Bourdain: a trailblazer in culinary television
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by cateolivieri
2M ago
When we talk about global cuisine, we must mention Anthony Bourdain. He was an American chef, author, and documentary filmmaker. His sudden passing in June 2018 deeply affected the culinary world. Bourdain left behind a wealth of literature, articles, and TV series exploring various food aspects. Born in 1956 in New York, he was the son of a classical music executive at Columbia Records and an editor at The New York Times. After his education at the Culinary Institute of America, Bourdain honed his cooking skills in several prestigious New York restaurants. Additionally, he wrote extensively ..read more
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Delving deep into Rome’s lively market
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by cateolivieri
2M ago
Rome’s markets are not just trading spaces. They blend past and present, creating a vibrant atmosphere. Each one reflects the dynamic spirit of the city. Every market in Rome has a unique character. They offer a wide range of products and act as social hubs. Both locals and international visitors gather here. Join us as we explore some of Rome’s iconic markets. History echoes through their walls, while modern touches add contemporary flair. Campo de Fiori: a historic market with a cinematic legacy Campo de Fiori, located in Rome’s historic heart, dates back to 1869. It served as a local hub w ..read more
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Tucci: The Heart of Italy. The new docuseries for lovers of Italian cuisine
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by cateolivieri
2M ago
Celebrated for his iconic role as Nigel, the discerning and elegant art director alongside Miranda Priestly in “The Devil Wears Prada”, Stanley Tucci makes a triumphant return to television, spotlighting Italian culinary treasures. Furthermore, in addition to his successful Hollywood background, Tucci has distinguished himself as a passionate gastronome and lover of cuisine, especially Italian cuisine, an interest that reflects his deep family roots. Additionally, this passion of his is well documented by the numerous cookbooks he has published over the years and the videos featured on his Ins ..read more
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The history of Roman cuisine
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by cateolivieri
2M ago
Roman cuisine, a success story. Nestled in the heart of Italy, Rome is not just a city of unparalleled historical significance but also a melting pot of culinary traditions that have shaped its food culture for centuries. The cuisine of Rome is characterized by its simplicity, quality ingredients, and deep-rooted history, offering a gastronomic journey that tells the story of Rome’s past, from the era of empires to the bustling metropolis it is today. The roots of Romes’ gastronomy The foundation of this cuisine lies in its ancient origins, where the meals reflected a civilization that valued ..read more
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The eternal delight of Carbonara
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by cateolivieri
2M ago
In the heart of Italy, where ancient ruins whisper tales of a time long past and the streets resonate with the melody of La Dolce Vita, there exists a culinary masterpiece that captivates both the palate and the soul: Carbonara. This dish is a symphony of simple ingredients woven into a rich tapestry of flavor. This is also a testament to the ingenuity and tradition of Italian cuisine. It is not merely food. It is a narrative of history, culture and the enduring spirit of Italy. The Origins: a dish shrouded in mystery Indeed, the story of Carbonara is a fascinating blend of history, culture, a ..read more
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How to make a real cacio e pepe
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by cateolivieri
2M ago
Cacio e pepe, cheese and pepper is an institution of Rome. It represents the popular soul of city that despite being majestic is also rich of hidden treasures. Very popular throughout Italy, this dish is one of the most famous first courses, along with carbonara, gricia and amatriciana. It’s very simple: about the preparation you need also less ingredients than the others. Dozens of versions, openly revisited or original, abound in the city… but you can only try the real cacio e pepe in Rome. A little bit of history: italian cacio & pepe The history of this dish, symbol of Romanity, i ..read more
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Ravioli: the recipe of the kings of stuffed pasta
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by cateolivieri
5y ago
Ravioli are one of the types of Italian fresh stuffed pasta: it is, in fact, a pasta that involves the preparation of a very thin sheet, and then that is cut into small squares to wrap the filling. They are known and widespread in many parts of the world and there are many variations such as baozi, Chinese ravioli. There is also the sweet version of ravioli with ricotta cheese and sugar, sprinkle with icing sugar. Ravioli are the kings of stuffed pasta but they change their name from region to region and from shape to shape: in Piedmont and in the Pavia area they are reduced in size and are c ..read more
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