What we love to eat and drink in Italy!

Month: October 2017

Local food for local people ….

Local food for local people ….

I live in a beautiful town called Piacenza. It is often overlooked by people visiting the Emilia Romagna region because either they think that were in Lombardia (we’re right on the border), or they bypass us for the more famous tourist places like Bologna, Parma, […]

Wine to the left of me, wine to the right ….

Wine to the left of me, wine to the right ….

It’s that time of the year in Italy when they seem to have a festival for everything. However, this is a very good thing in my book. Last week myself, my wife and a work colleague visited the food and wine festival in Fiorenzuola, which […]

The Aperitivo – An Italian Institution ….

The Aperitivo – An Italian Institution ….

One of the best things that I’ve discovered about Italy is the “aperitivo.” It’s such a civilised way to spend some time with your friends, and experience some of the Italian ‘la dolce vita.’

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Coffee In Italy – The Ten(ish) Commandments …

Coffee In Italy – The Ten(ish) Commandments …

Coffee is so ingrained in Italian culture that the idea of not drinking it is as foreign as the idea of having a spaghetti bolognese. Every Italian has their own favourite brand of coffee. Mine is Musetti, which coincidentally was founded in my home town of Piacenza by […]

Ten “Italian” Dishes You Won’t Find In Italy …

Ten “Italian” Dishes You Won’t Find In Italy …

As you will have read in my last post, Italians treat food as a religion, and there are very definite ways how dishes should be prepared. Another thing that annoys Italians is when a dish is claimed as “Italian” by someone, even by “Italian restaurants” abroad, […]