My local Italian friends who live in Tuscany let me in on a little secret. While busloads of tourists are hauled to Montepulciano and Pisa every day to visit big glittering commercial wineries that are specifically designed for tourists, they completely ignore some of the best local wineries that are just a stone’s throw from downtown Florence.
What is the difference between cold pressed olive oil vs regular olive oil? How is cold-pressed olive oil made? What is extra virgin olive oil?
How do you choose the best olive oil for cooking or using directly on food?
If you’re searching for the best wineries in Chianti, this is the only article you will ever need on the topic.
While recently planning a trip to the Chianti Classico wine region of Tuscany, I reached out to my dear Italian friend Vera Sarzano, who lives in the heart of this beautiful part of Italy.
The simple answer to the question “Can you boil oven ready lasagna noodles? “, is “Yes”.
But the next thing you should consider when making a classic lasagna dish, using rigid sheets of oven-ready pasta, is “Should you?” boil them.
I moved to Italy several years ago and learned directly from an Italian chef that there are a number of different techniques when using oven-ready lasagna sheets in lasagna or any other classic dish that requires any type of lasagna noodle.
Are you an enthusiast of Italian wines?
If so, then you are undoubtedly familiar with Prosecco.
In fact, Italy now exports nearly 3 times as much Prosecco as France exports of its version of sparkling wine, Champagne.
Traditional Italian cuisine is simple and composed of the simplest elements. A cornerstone of most Italian cooking (the kind of cooking that real Italian grandmothers still practice in Italy) is to always use the freshest seasonal ingredients.
The modern American or Western-style diet is so far removed from the Italian-style Mediterranean diet that the two are nearly unrecognizable when compared side by side.
The best news for the diet-weary American or Westerner is that anyone can realize the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet – without making any single food off-limits.
Although not everyone is able to move to a Mediterranean country where the food quality is higher and without fast food spots on every corner, the Mediterranean approach to food and lifestyle can be replicated almost anywhere.
The Best Lasagna Tomato Sauce Recipe – Easy Homemade Classic: This Is The Perfect Italian Lasagna Sauce Recipe Also A Béchamel Sauce Recipe!
Also Includes A Complete Lasagna Recipe And Step By Step Assembly Instructions!
Since the 16th Century, Venetians have been making some of the best coffee in the world.
Here’s your guide to the very best places in Venice to indulge in the famous brew.