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 Fettuccine ai Funghi e Pomodoro (Mushrooms)

Wine pairings for Fettuccine ai Funghi e Pomodoro Bianco: Aldo Conterno Chardonnay Bussiador, Terlano Chardonnay Kreuth Rosso: Peter Zemmer Pinot Nero Rolhüt, Colterenzio Pinot Nero/Blauburgunder When I think of... 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 Farfalle al Salmone (Salmon)

Wine Pairings for Farfalle al Salmone White: Soave, especially from Pieropan,Inama and Gini Red: Barbera, especially from Hilberg, Bartolo Mascarello and Francesco Quaquarini, and Schiava from San Michele... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Ravioli di Caprino con Burro e Pomodorini (Goat Cheese)

Wine pairings for Ravioli di Caprino con Burro e Pomodorini Bianco: Baron Widmann Sauvignon, Castello di Spessa Sauvignon Rosso: Stella Chianti, Bindi Sergardi Chianti Colli Senesi This pasta has two ingredients that... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Cappelletti con Crema di Lenticchie (Lentils)

Wine pairings for Cappelletti con Crema di Lenticchie Bianco: Marjan Simcic Ribolla, Dolfo Rumena Rebula, Damijan Ribolla Gialla Rosso: Scurek Merlot, Marjan Simcic Merlot Opoka, Scarbolo Merlot This Sunday Pasta allows... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Ragu di Salsiccia in Bianco

Wine pairings for Ragu di Salsiccia in Bianco Rosato: MorisFarms Rosato Mandriolo Rosso: Ampeleia Unlitro, Ampeleia Alicante, Ampeleia Kepos This Sunday Pasta has many savory elements – saffron, bouillon,... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Penne al Forno con Melanzana (Eggplant)

Wine pairings for Penne al Forno com Melanzana Rosato: Castello di Ama Rosato, Il Poggione Rosato Rosso: Statti Lamezia Rosso, Odoardi Savuto Classico Rosso Eggplant is the chicken of vegetables – that is, it doesn’t... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Orecchiette con Cavolfiore (Cauliflower)

Wine Pairings for Orecchiette con Cavolfiore Bianco: Agnanum Campi Flegrei Falanghina, Ocone Falanghina del Sannio Diana Rosso: Agnanum Campi Flegrei Pér 'E Palumm, Ocone Plutone Piedirosso Taburno Sannio This kind of... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Pappardelle al Prosciutto

Wine pairings for Pappardelle al Prosciutto Rosso: Tre Monti Thea Sangiovese di Romagna, Zerbina Ceregio Sangiovese di Romagna, Giovanna Madonia Tenetino Sangiovese di Romagna Parma lies in the western half of Italy’s... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Conchiglie Integrale con Salsiccia e Mozzarella al Forno

Wine pairings for Conchiglie Integrale con Salsiccia e Mozzarella al Forno Bianco: Mastroberardino Greco di Tufo, Pietracupa Greco di Tufo, Terredora Greco di Tufo Loggia della Serra Rosso: Pacina Syrah La Malena, Cusumano... Read More »