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Travelling to Italy

Travelling to Italy

If you love Italian food, a vacation to Italy is an absolute must! The experience of tasting food from different regions, prepared from the local, in-season ingredients, is one you won’t soon forget. From the humblest roadside food stand to the highest end restaurant, everything is prepared simply to highlight the flavour and freshness of the ingredients.

Wine Notes: Sangiovese

Wine Notes: Sangiovese

Wine Notes: Di Majo Norante 2013 Sangiovese Terre degli Osci IGT, Italy

Sangiovese is most often thought of as Tuscany’s shining star as it is the backbone of their famed Chiantis and Brunellos. However, this wonderful food friendly grape grows elsewhere in Italy (and the rest of the world) and is used to produce gems like this wine by Di Majo Morante in South Central Italy’s Molise region. 

Tomato & Mozzarella Skewers

Tomato & Mozzarella Skewers

Having guests over and need some guidance to make a Nonna approved dish. Between preparing your home to be guest approved, shopping and cooking food it is imperative to have some quick appetizers in your arsenal. Tomato & Mozzarella Skewers are a quick option for an antipasto dish for when you are entertaining. It is so simple and your guests will love the refreshing bite. Sounds easy enough?

De-Coding Pasta

De-Coding Pasta

One of my favourite things is the adventure of experiencing a new culture by visiting different cultural restaurants.  Let me take you on a tour through the Italian customs and the types of pastas so that you are feeling confident to order like a real Italiano in any Italian restaurant. 

Pizza: a Delectable History

Pizza: a Delectable History

Pizza’s story begins in Naples, Italy in the eighteenth century. Historically, pizza was an affordable and nourishing food for peasants and workers who enjoyed simple flatbreads topped with whatever ingredients were available or most affordable at the time.