Italy is responsible for 50% of the rice crop grown in the European Union, but this year, due to a lack of rain and snow, the Po River has no water to carry to the thirsty rice fields of the Po Valley.
This is the 2nd year of severe drought in Northern Italy and the outlook is grim for rice farmers in the regions of Piedmont and Lombardia where 94% of Italian rice is grown.
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.
Are you planning a move to Italy?
If so, then you should certainly listen to the I’m Moving To Italy podcast. As the only podcast documenting the process of an ordinary person moving to Italy from the United States, this top-rated travel podcast with listeners from more than 90 countries around the world, is an invaluable resource for anyone planning a move to Italy.
In this article, we come to learn who the real Nathan Heinrich truly is.
Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Nathan, at his home in the Prosecco Valley in Northern Italy, and asking him some questions.
It was a very interesting conversation and am delighted to be able to share some of it with you.
Moving to Italy or traveling there for an extended period is a thrilling experience!
In order to be best prepared, here is a list of 4 things you could not live in Italy without!