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 Rotelle con Salsiccia e Panna (Sausage and Cream)

Wine pairings for Rotelle con Salsiccia e Panna   Coming Soon!   Check out our recipe for Rotelle con Salsiccia e Panna.   Cin cin! Christy Canterbury, Master of Wine (MW) Wine... 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 »

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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 »