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 Ravioli di Zucca (Pumpkin)

Wine pairings for Ravioli di Zucca Bianco: Tenuta Rapitalà Chardonnay Grand Cru, Planeta Chardonnay Rosso: Curto Nero d’Avola Fontanelle, Feudo Montoni Nero d’Avola Vrucara In this pairing section, I often caution... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Pennone con Ceci e Cipolla (Chickpeas and Onion)

Wine pairings for Pennone con Ceci e Cipolla Bianco: Edi Kante Vitovska, Vodopivec Amphora or Classica Rosso: Scurek Merlot This Sunday’s Pasta is full of character in the way that interior decorating often uses plain... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Spaghetti con Bottarga (Roe)

Wine pairings for Spaghetti con Bottarga Bianco: Argiolas Is, Dettori Bianco This pasta is salty and savory. The best wines to compliment it will be white – and orange – and its most challenging pairings will be red. In... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Pappardelle alla Boscaiola (Mushrooms)

Wine pairings for Pappardelle alla Boscaiola Rosso: Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo, Isole e Olena Cepparello A pasta packed with both mushrooms and sausage begs to take on a good red wine. This combo works... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Crespelle al Radicchio

Wine pairings for Crespelle al Radicchio Bianco: Köfererhof Gewurztraminer, Cantina Tramin Gewürztraminer Rosato: Peter Zemmer Lagrein Rosato, Cantina Terlano Lagrein Rosato Radicchio is pleasantly bitter. As the... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Fettuccine alla Papalina (Prosciutto and Egg)

Wine pairings for  Fettuccine alla Papalina Bianco: Tabbarini Trebbiano Spoletino Ardamando, Valentini Trebbiano d’Abruzzo Rosso: Argiolas Iselis Rosso Isola dei Nuraghi, Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sargenga... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Ravioli di Mozzarella

Wine Pairings for Ravioli di Mozzarella Bianco: Batasiolo Roero Arneis, Vietti Roero Arneis, Malvirà Roero Arneis Trinità Rosso: Cascina del Frate Barbera d’Asti, Forteto della Luja Barbera d’Asti Mon Ross, Il... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Penne Strascicate (Meat Sauce)

Wine pairings for Penne Strascicate Rosso: Campogiovanni Rosso di Montalcino, Poggio Antico Rosso di Montalcino, Capanna Brunello di Montalcino, Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino White Label Any meat sauce dish begs... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Lasagna di Zucchine e Mozzarella in Bianco

Wine Pairings for Lasagna di Zucchine e Mozzarella in Bianco Bianco: Poggiotondo Vermentino, Teruzzi & Puthod Terre di Tufi Rosso: Niklas Schiava Kalterersee Klassich, Manincor Vernatch Kalterersee Keil In this... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Farfalle all’Arrabbiata (Spicy Tomato Sauce)

Wine Pairings for Farfalle all'Arrabbiata Rosso: Fià Nobile Frappato or Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Cantine Farro’s Campi Flegri Piedirosso Arrabbiata basically means angry. Luckily, wine cures most everything and it can even... Read More »