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 Cannelloni

Wine Pairings for Cannelloni alla Napoletana Bianco: Terredora Fiano de Avellino Terre di Dora, Mastroberardino Fiano di Avellino Radici Rosso: De Conciliis Aglianico Donnaluna, Luigi Maffini Denazzano This pasta should... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Spaghetti all’Arancia (Orange)

Wine Pairings for Spaghetti all'Arancia Bianco: Poggio al Tesoro Solosole, Guado al Tasso Vermentino Bianco all’Arancione: Paolo Bea Arboreus, Vodopivec Vitovska Classica This pasta’s twist of orange zest makes wine... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Spaghetti con Cavolini di Bruxelles

Wine Pairings for Spaghetti con Cavolini di Bruxelles Bianco: Radikon Ribolla Gialla, Il Carpino Ribolla Gialla Vigna Runc Rosso: Ferrando Carema (White Label), La Prevostura Lessona Brussels sprouts can be tough for... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Lasagna di Broccoli

Wine pairings for Lasagna di Broccoli Bianco: Tormaresca Chardonnay Puglia, Tormaresca Chardonnay Pietrabianca Rosso: Fichimori, Tormaresca Masseria Maime This pasta has plenty of richness thanks to its béchamel sauce,... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Rotelle con Salsiccia e Panna (Sausage and Cream)

Wine pairings for Rotelle con Salsiccia e Panna Bianco: Villa Matilde Falerno del Massico Bianco, Villa Matilde Falerno del Massico Vigna Caracci Rosso: Statti Lamezia Rosso, Statti Gaglioppo Sausage and cream add... Read More »

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Wine pairings for Tagliatelle Nere con Gamberi (Squid Ink with Shrimp)

Wine pairings for Tagliatelle Nere con Gamberi Bianco: Quintodecimo Falanghina, Capolino Perlingieri Falanghina Preta Rosso: Moroder Rosso Conero, Le Terrazze Rosso Cònero Praeludium This pasta has a nice undercurrent... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Gnocchi alla Sorrentina (Mozzarella)

Wine pairings for Gnocchi alla Sorrentina Bianco: Marisa Cuomo Costa d’Amalfi Ravello Bianco, Marisa Cuomo Costa d’Amalfi Furore Bianco Rosso: Cantine del Taburno Fidelis, Terredora Aglianico Campania, Marisa Cuomo... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Calamari con Calamari

Wine pairings for Calamari con Calamari Bianco: Marjan Simcic Sauvignon Opoka, Edi Simcic Sauvignon Blanc, DOLFO Sauvignon Blanc Rosso: Scurek Merlot, Kabaj Merlot, Batic Merlot This pasta is light and easy, so its wine... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Conchiglioni Ripieni (Stuffed Shells)

Wine pairings for Conchiglioni Ripieni Bianco: Mario Schiopetto Friulano, Borgo M Friulano Rosso: Fattoria Paradiso Sangiovese Superiore, Drei Donà Tenuta La Palazza Le Vigne Nuove This dish is rather light for pasta... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Risotto al Finocchio (Fennel)

Wine pairings for Risotto al Finocchio Bianco: Ocone Falanghina Taburno, Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina Sannio Rosso: Leonardi Bussoletti Ciliegiolo Narni Brecciaro, Le Tre Stelle Ciliegiolo Rosso di Toscana This... Read More »