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!

Wine Pairings for Bigoli in Salsa Veneta (Anchovies, Onions)

Wine pairings for Bigoli in Salsa Veneta COMING SOON! Check out our recipe for Bigoli in Salsa Veneta. Cin cin! Christy Canterbury, Master of Wine (MW) Wine... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Orecchiette con Peperoni Misti (Mixed Peppers)

Wine pairings for Orecchiette con Peperoni Misti Bianco: Terre di Briganti Falanghina Sannio Rosato: Romagnoli Rosato Flora Marche Rosso: Contrà Soarda Marzemino Gaggion, Roeno Marzemino Vallagarina La Rua Sweet... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Tortellini in Brodo (Broth)

Wine pairings for Tortellini in Brodo Spumante: Venturini Baldini Malvasia dell’Emilia Bianco: Suavia Soave Classico, Suavia Massifitti, Rosso: Alberto Marsetti Valtellina Superiore Le Prudenze, Ar.Pe.Pe. Rosso di... Read More »

Wine Pairings for Lasagna algi Spinaci

Wine Pairings for Lasagna algi Spinaci

Wine pairings for Lasagna algi Spinaci Red: Chianti Classico, especially Castell’in Villa, Fontodi and Canalicchio di Sopra. Chianti is all things that food needs: fruit, mouth-watering acid, lightly astringent tannins,... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Pasta Frittata

Wine pairings for Pasta FrittataBianco: Fiano, Greco di Tufo, Pallagrello & Blends (San Giovanni Paestum Bianco, San Giovanni Tresinus Paestum Bianco, Selvanova Pallagrello Bianco Terre del Volturno Acquavigna) Rosso:... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Paccheri Ripieni di Baccala’ Mantecato (Cod)

Wine pairings for Paccheri Ripieni di Baccala' Mantecato Bianco: Marchetti Verdicchio di Castelli di Jesi, Mario Lucchetti Verdicchio di Castelli di Jesi, Bisci Vermentino di Matellica White wine makes the best match with... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Wine Pairings for Spaghetti alla Puttanesca Bianco: Arnaldo Caprai Grecante & Marisa Cuomo Ravello Bianco Rosso: Marisa Cuomo Fuore Rosso & Tenute Rubino Punta Aquila Primitivo A pasta as assertive as Puttanesca... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Strozzapreti con Squacquerone, Salciccia e Noci (Cheese, Sausage, Walnuts)

Wine pairings for Strozzapreti con Squacquerone, Salciccia e Noci Bianco: Decugnano dei Barbi Orvieto Classico Il Bianco, Palazzone Orvieto Classico Superiore Terre Vineate, Salviano Orvieto Classico Superiore Rosso: La... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Spaghetti con Pomodoro Secchi (Sun-Dried Tomatoes)

Wine pairings for Spaghetti con Pomodoro Secchi Bianco: Sibilla Falanghina Campi Flegri, Mustilli Falanghina, Terredora DiPaolo Falanghina Irpinia Rosato: Cantine del Notaio Il Rogito, Fontanavecchia Aglianico del Taburno... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Pasta e Fagioli

Wine Pairings for Pasta e Fagioli Spumante: Ca’ del Bosco Cuvée Prestige Bianco: Bassi Pignoletto Reno or Alberto Tedeschi Pignoletto Pasta e Fagioli is about the simplicity of just a few ingredients melding into a... Read More »