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 Crespelle al Radicchio

Wine pairings for Crespelle al Radicchio   Coming Soon!   Check out the recipe for Crespelle al Radicchio. Cin cin! Christy Canterbury, Master of Wine (MW) Wine... 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 »

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Wine Pairings for Pennette con le Olive Nere e Pecorino (Black Olives)

Wine pairings for Pennette con le Olive Nere e Pecorino Rosato: Cupertinum Spinello dei Falcone, Cupertinum Squarciafico Rosso: Cupertinum Copertino Rosso Riserva, Cupertinum Negroamaro Rosso, Cupertinum Copertino... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Fusilli alla Checca (Tomato and Mozzarella)

Wine Pairings for Fusilli alla Checca Spumante: Contratto For England Rosé Brut 2007 Rosso: Rascioni & Cecconello Ciliegiolo Rotulaia 2009 This dish exudes fresh flavors, reminiscent of the last days of summer. ... Read More »

The Art and Science of Beautiful Espresso

Espresso is an artisanal drink, intertwined with the maker, requiring skill, patience, and passion. This concept is at odds with modern society, which is why finding authentic Italian espresso is so hard these days. In... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Paccheri con le Cozze e Fagioli (Mussels and Beans)

Wine pairings for Paccheri con le Cozze e Fagioli Bianco: Tercic Sauvignon Blanc, Marjan Simcic Sauvignonasse Rosato: Muri Greis Lagrein Rosato, Maculan Merlot Costadolio This dish is super flexible thanks to its... Read More »