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4 ideas for an Italian summer meal

Here are four quick and fresh dishes that Italians love in summer If you think that Italian cuisine is all about fried food, lasagne, elaborate dishes, you definitely need to read this article. And if you are looking for some basic yet tasty ideas, you’re in the right place! In summertime it’s quite hard to … Continued

Italy reopens restaurants and cafés

In Italy, bars, cafés and restaurants are open again. Let’s discover what’s going on. After three months spent between stovetop and the oven, experimenting (more or less successfully) with new, traditional dishes or refined recipes from celebrity chefs’ cookbooks, we Italians can finally return to our favorite restaurants. Or at least we hope we can.  … Continued

Have a sweet and colourful Easter

Let’s discover a traditional Easter cake from Southern Italy that will brighten up your table In spite of the proverb ‘Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi’, Italians tend to celebrate the main religious festivities with their family. This Easter may be smaller but nothing will stop us from preparing a proper Easter lunch. … Continued

Top 5 Italian soups to warm your soul

Here is our selection of 5 popular and traditional Italian soups that will help you cope with cold As strange as it may seem, winter has also come in Italy and yes, it is cold. What could be better than a hot soup on a chilly winter day? Luckily enough, this is a season full … Continued

Parma, Italian Capital of Culture 2020

With the slogan La cultura batte il tempo Parma is the new Italian Capital of Culture Every year the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism designates a Capital of Culture to support and enhance its cultural activities. Nearly two years have passed since Parma was appointed the Italian Capital of Culture 2020. … Continued

How Italians match food and wine

Wine and food pairing explained by Italian sommelier Another thrilling International Week of Italian Cuisine is drawing to its conclusion, but we keep dreaming of food-clad tables, delicious recipes and secrets to enrich our menus and pantry. Mariano Gonzalez Altamura is one of Toronto’s most accomplished sommeliers, with a particular focus on Italian wines. Before … Continued

What you need to know about your first time at an Italian Sagra

Eat up the culture at Toronto’s first Italian Sagra festival! This month Toronto will host its very first Italian Sagra and it promises to be a most exciting event, full of culinary and socio-cultural wonders. What’s a Sagra? Sagra entails family, friends, traditions and good food. In brief, a sagra is a rural festival held … Continued

The Top 5 Italian Dishes

Traditional Italian food Italy attracts travellers from around the world keen on exploring its art, nature and gastronomical wonders. With its rich and diverse cuisine, Italy offers a long list of famous and traditional must-eat dishes.  We have selected the top five that cannot go missing on your menu. Pizza margherita Pizza is a dish that has become transnational food, … Continued

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