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 Pappardelle al Cacao con Ragu di Maiale (Chocolate with Pork Rib)

Wine pairings for Pappardelle al Cacao con Ragu di Maiale Rosso: Brovia Barbera d’Alba Ciabot del Fi, Vietti Barbera d’Alba Vigne Scarrone, Sandrone Barbera d’Alba, Braida Bricco dell’Uccellone This bold and hearty... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Ravioli con Crema di Pistacchio – The Rana Ravioli Challenge

Wine pairings for Ravioli con Crema di Pistacchio. Bianco: Pacherhof Kerner, Cantina Caldaro Kerner Carned Rosso: Lo Triolet Gamay, Grosjean Frères Gamay This pasta has bright top notes thanks to the acidity of the goat... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Risotto al Barolo

Wine pairings for Risotto al Barolo Rosso: Gianfranco Bovio Barolo Vigna Gattera dell'Annuziata, Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia, Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto It is the ultimate season for Risotto…and what better... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Orecchiette con Stracciatella (Cheese)

Wine pairings for Orecchiette con Stracciatella Bianco: Terlano I Grandi Cuvée, Prima Terra Harmoge Rosso: Le Piane Maggiorina, Velenosi Roggio del Filare Peace is ideally made with a blend of views, as are some of the... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Makaroni Po-Flotski (Russian Navy Style) – Part 1

Wine pairings for Makaroni Po-Flotski Alcohol: Black Tot Rum Rosso: Montevetrano Montevetrano, Castello di Rampolla Sammarco, Tolaini Valdisanti A dish hearty enough for sailors needs a bold red to go alongside it –... Read More »

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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 »