What is gelato? Gelato is not Italian for ice cream. In Italy, the word ‘gelato’ (plural: ‘gelati ‘, literally meaning ‘frozen’ and with nothing to do with gelatin) refers to a product that resembles ice cream, but ... Continue reading
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Formaggio – An Introduction to the Many Varieties of Italian Cheese
Even though Italy is a pretty small place, its regions are quite different from one another. And cheese (formaggio , in Italian) is one of the products that changes the most across the territories. Since the area of origin is a big part of what ... Continue reading
Pasta 101 – A Primer on the Most Iconic Italian Food
Pasta is probably the most recognized Italian dish. And for good reasons. Pasta plays a fundamental part in the diet of every Italian – even daily! This article describes all main pasta types. Italians like pasta because they know it’s a ... Continue reading
Everybody knows pizza, in a form or another, and so does for sure every Italian. In Italy, a ‘pizzeria’ (a restaurant specialized in serving pizzas) is the default for low-commitment dining, a place for every time Italians don’t feel ... Continue reading
What’s Espresso? Espresso is what you get if you order a coffee (‘un caffè’) in any Italian café (or ‘Bar’ as Italians call them). Home-made coffee generally isn’t espresso, it’s a short coffee made with a ... Continue reading