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Italian Main Dishes You Won’t Believe That Are Actually A Thing

Lasagna is among the Italian Main Dishes.

Italian cuisine needs no introduction. It’s famous around the world, for all the right reasons. We love their pasta, their soups, their Tiramisu—there’s just nothing they can do wrong. Their food is a symbol of quality and excellence, especially since each region, town and village offers their own definition of taste and delight. And while […]

What is Pizzoccheri? ( Traditional Italian Buckwheat Pasta Recipe)

pizzoccheri alla valtellina

The world of Italian pasta has its superstars (e.g., spaghetti, linguine, etc.), but there are several other intriguing pastas that remain somewhat under the radar, and pizzoccheri would definitely fall into this category. Contrary to its somewhat misleading name, pizzoccheri doesn’t have anything to do with pizza; instead, it’s a flat, ribbon pasta comprised primarily […]

20 of The Best Regional Holiday Recipes from Italy

20 regional holiday recipes from Italy

The holidays are here and we couldn’t be hungrier for some traditional, festive Italian holiday dishes. Rather than just any Italian dishes, we’ve rounded up popular holiday recipes from each of Italy’s regions. 1. Cotechino e Lenticchie from Emilia Romagna Enjoy lentils and cotechino sausage around the Holidays. Follow this simple recipe, but give yourself […]

Origin of Spaghetti: How Well Do You Know Your Favorite Pasta?

The origin of spaghetti is not well known.

I truly believe that whoever had the idea of inventing spaghetti is responsible for one of humanity’s biggest blessings.  I mean…Mamma mia! Spaghetti with sauce brings me fond childhood memories that I will cherish forever, as it’s one of the first meals I was asking my mother to do over and over again. One of […]

What is Pasta Made Of and Who Should We Thank For It

What is Pasta Made Of and Who Should We Thank For It

Ah, pasta! Alongside pizza, it’s the most common culinary word on your mind when you think of Italian gastronomy. It has definitely earned a place in the food hall of fame, not just because of its versatility, but also because—admit it, pasta lovers—you too recreated THAT scene from “Lady and the Tramp” which almost never […]