Food & Wine

Italian food and wine are the most popular in the world. They are the result of centuries of innovation, experimentation, study, and artisanal mastery. Most important, they are the pride and joy of Italy. Yet, in some ways Italian food is a victim of its own popularity and is often misinterpreted and distorted.

In this section, we provide a condensed history and accurate description of the most popular Italian foods:
la Pizza Pizza
la Pasta Pasta
il Pane Bread
il Formaggio Cheese
l’Olio Olive Oil
i Salumi Salumi
il Dolce Desserts
il Gelato Gelato
l’Espresso Espresso
il Vino Wines
i Liquori Liquors

We also provide a map of the regions of Italy, each with its own rich history and culinary specialties. We hope to preserve and promote authenticity!

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Wine Pairings for Spaghetti con Fiori di Zucca (Zucchini Blossoms)

Wine pairings for Spaghetti con Fiori di Zucca Bianco: Vigneti Massa Timorasso Derthona, Ricci Timorasso Colli Tortonesi Rosato: Argiolas Serralori Rosato Isola dei Nuraghi, Graci Etna Rosato This beautiful pasta has two... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Linguine con le Vongole (Clams)

Wine pairings for Linguine con le Vongole and Linguine alle Vongole in Rosso Sparkling: Verdicchio “Voile” from Fontezoppa White: Pinot Grigio from Marco Cecchini and Borgo Maddalena Clams are briny. Wines with... Read More »

Wine Pairings for Penne con Zucchini e Pancetta

Wine Pairings for Penne con Zucchini e Pancetta

Bianco: I Stefanini Soave Superiore Classico, Prà Soave Monte Grande Rosso: Saladini Pilastri Rosso Piceno, Fattoria Laila Rosso Piceno This Sunday Pasta’s key ingredient is zucchini. It’s a vegetable that carries a... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Penne con Patate e Fagiolini (Potatoes and Green Beans)

Wine pairings for Penne con Patate e Fagiolini Rosato: Fattoria Sardi Rosato, Mastroberardino Lacrimarosa Rosato Rosso: Podernuovo Sotirio, Bussoletti Ciliegiolo di Narni Breccario Potatoes make this penne dish quite... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Pizzichi con Funghi e Prosciutto (Mushrooms)

Wine pairings for Pizzichi con Funghi e Prosciutto Bianco: Querciabella Batàr, Graci Etna Bianco Arcuria Rosso: Du Cropio Cirò Classico Superiore Riserva Dom Giuvà, Bibi Graetz Grilli del Testamatta This Sunday Pasta... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Fusilli con Tonno e Pomodorini (Tuna and Cherry Tomatoes)

Wine Pairings for Fusilli con Tonno e Pomodorini Bianco: Cascina deli Ulivi Simplicemente Vino Bellotti Bianco, Bisson Vermentino Intrigoso, Bisson Vermentino Vignerta Rosato: Fattoria Ambra Rosato di Carmignano Vin Ruspo,... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Orecchiette con Spinaci (Spinach)

Wine pairings for Orecchiette con Spinaci Rosato: Tenuta Mater Negroamaro Rosato, Tormaresca Calafuria Rosato Rosso: Tenuta Mater Domini Salento Marangi, Tormaresca Masseria Maime       Spinach has both a grassy,... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Spaghetti al Limone (Lemon)

Wine pairings for Spaghetti al Limone Sparkling Wines: anything from Franciacorta especially Ca’ del Bosco NV Brut or anything vintage, Barone Pizzini NV Satèn and Bellavista NV Brut or Vintage Gran Cuvée... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Busiate Integrali con Rapini e Salsiccia (Broccoli Rabe and Sausage)

Wine pairings for Busiate Integrali con Rapini e Salsiccia Bianco: Benanti Pietramarina Etna, Occhipinti SP68 Bianco Rosso: Graci Etna Rosso Quota 600, Palari Santa.nè Broccoli rabe has a distinct bitterness that can be... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Spaghetti con la Colatura (Anchovies)

Wine pairings for Spaghetti con la Colatura Bianco: Branchini Sauvignon Blanc, Marjan Simčič Opoka Spumante: Marco de Bartoli Terzavia, Branchini Pignoletto Frizzante Just about all things fish and shellfish clash... Read More »