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Discovering the origins: tastes and traditions of Emilia Romagna Region

Discovering the origins: tastes and traditions of Emilia Romagna Region | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
With its 43 PDO and PGI products registered, Emilia Romagna is the Italian Region with the largest number of European origin certification.
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8 National Dishes Of Bologna You Should Try

8 National Dishes Of Bologna You Should Try | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Without a doubt, in Bologna you can do anything you like. 

But, in fact, sightseeing or shopping is not the main reason of Bologna’s popularity, since most travelers actually go there just to eat! [...]

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11 Favorite Italian Cookbooks

11 Favorite Italian Cookbooks | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

The best Italian cookbook recommendations from some of our most trusted sources.

You know how some people are obsessed with stamp collections or fantasy football teams? Well, we're obsessed with cookbooks. Here, in Books We Love, we'll talk about our favorites.Today: When we're dreaming of Italy, these are the books that we turn to.  [...]

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  • Essentials of Italian Cooking - Marcella Hazan (1992)
  • Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well - Pellegrino Artusi (1891)
  • The Talisman ( Il Talismano della Felicità) - Ada Boni (1929)
  • Italian Food - Elizabeth David (1954)
  • The Pasta Bible - Christian Teubner, Silvio Rizzi, Tan Lee Leng (2009)
  • The Complete Italian - Carlo Bernasconi, Christian Teubner (1999)
  • The Silver Spoon - Phaidon Press (2005)
  • The Italian Baker - Carol Field (1985)
  • La Cucina Siciliana di Gangivecchio: Gangivecchio's Sicilian Kitchen - Wanda Tornabene (1996)
  • The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual - Frank Castronovo, Frank Meehan, Peter Falcinelli (2010)
  • Beard on Pasta - ames Beard (1983)
  • Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy: A Feast of 175 Regional Recipes - Lidia Matticchio Bastianich (2009)
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Italian food: 12 matches made in heaven

Italian food: 12 matches made in heaven | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Italian people are joyful and cheerful, but there is one thing they are very serious about: Italian Food. Very strict when it comes to food pairings, we can almost be unbearable when facing foreigners clumsy attempts to give a twist to Italian food. Don’t get mad at us: we do it for a good reason...
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  1. Strawberries and Balsamic Vinegar
  2. Mozzarella cheese and tomato
  3. Eggs and white truffle
  4. Pizza and Figs
  5. Pecorino cheese and broad beans
  6. Cheese and pears
  7. Prosciutto Crudo and Melon
  8. Gorgonzola cheese and walnuts
  9. Friarielli and sausage
  10. Honey and Cheese
  11. Butter and Anchovies
  12. Bread and Salame 
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A Pizza Crawl of Rome

A Pizza Crawl of Rome | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
11 pizzas. 13 hours. Are you up for the challenge?
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Book your next trip to Italy with Bookairfare and discover the incredible variety of pizza Rome has to offer.
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The Sweet Red Onion of Tropea

The Sweet Red Onion of Tropea | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Italy boasts many varieties of onion, but perhaps due to its unique sweetness, the most famous and appreciated, even abroad, is cipolla di Tropea – onion from Tropea. [...]

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Ranking the best bars in Italy

Ranking the best bars in Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

From the North to the South, Italy boasts a long tradition in the art of making coffee and has plenty of excellent places where to have a good one. But, you know, making a good coffee is not the same as making an excellent one (and Italians do know it pretty well!).

That’s why Gambero Rosso, the qualified Italian magazine specialized in food and wine, has selected the best bars around Italy for its annual “Bar d’Italia” guide 2015, considering not only the quality of the ingredients used but also the atmosphere of the places and the competence of the staff.

Mariano Pallottini's insight:

Lombardy

Bedussi – Brescia - Best bars in Italy - Opened in 1992

Pavè – Milano

Friuli Venezia Giulia

Caffetteria Torinese – Palmanova (Udine)

Veneto

Pullman Bar - Vicenza

Gran Caffè Quadri – Venice

Liguria

Douce – Genoa

Murena Suite – Genoa

Piedmont

Relais Cuba Chocolat – Cuneo

Baratti & Milano – Torino

Emilia Romagna

Nuova Pasticceria Lady - Parma

Marche

Pasticceria Picchio di Loreto – Ancona

Lazio

Cristalli di Zucchero – Rome

Abruzzo

Caprice – Pescara

Puglia

300 mila Lounge - Lecce

Sicily

Pasticceria Irrera 1910 – Messina

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Italian delicacies foreigners find hard to stomach

Italian delicacies foreigners find hard to stomach | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
  • CASU MARZU - This Sardinian sheep's milk cheese has an unusual ingredient: live maggots. 
  • FINANZIERA - Piedmont dish that contains a rooster's wattle, testicles and cockscomb
  • CIECHE FRITTE – Fried baby eels 
  • LAMPREDOTTO – This typical Florentine dish features a boiled cow's stomach
  • PORK BLOOD CAKE
  • PAJATA – To rustle up this Roman dish, milk-fed calf intestines are cooked without emptying them.
  • BURISTO – This Sienese take on salami is made with de-boned pig's head, lard and fresh pig's blood, boiled inside a pig's stomach to make a 'blood and bits' sausage.
  • RAW SNAILS AND OCTOPUS
  • SQUID INK PASTA
  • TUNA SPERM
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