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 Bucatini con Broccoli al Forno

Wine pairings for Bucatini con Broccoli al Forno Wine pairings id coming soon.  Please stop back later. Check out our recipe for Bucatini con Broccoli al Forno. Cin cin! Christy Canterbury, Master of Wine (MW) Wine... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Penne ai Porri e Gorgonzola (Leeks)

Wine pairings for Penne ai Porri e Gorgonzola Spumante e Frizzante: Col Fondo: Marchiori Prosecco Superiore Col Fondo Fondamentale Rive Alta, Malibràn Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Col Fondo Credamora Brut: Bisol... 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 Gnocchi di Spinaci e Ricotta Burro e Maggiorana

Wine pairings for Gnocchi di Spinaci e Ricotta Burro e Maggiorana Bianco: Bruno Verdi Pinot Grigio, Bruno Verdi Riesling Vigna Costa Rosso: Bruno Verdi Bonardo dell’Otrepò Pavese Possessione di Vergombera, Bruno Verdi... Read More »

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Wine Pairings For Elicoidali ai Funghi e Olive (Mushrooms and Olives)

Wine pairings for Elicoidali ai Funghi e Olive Bianco: Pirro Varone Le Vigne Rare Bianco, Pirro Varone Tocy Bianco Rosso: Pirro Varone Le Vigne Rare, Pirro Varone Primitivo This Sunday Pasta’s black olives provide... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Spaghetti con Gamberi “Fra Diavolo” (Spicy Shrimp)

Wine Pairings for Spaghetti con Gamberi "Fra Diavolo" Bianco: Dorigo Pinot Grigio Color Line, Scarbolo Pinot Grigio, Kris Pinot Grigio Two ingredients in the Gamberi Fra Diaolo are critical to a good wine pairing: the... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Risotto al Lenticchie e Salsiccia (Lentils and Sausage)

Wine pairings for Risotto al Lenticchie e Salsiccia Bianco: Aldo Conterno Chardonnay Il Bussiador, Gaja Chardonnay Gaia & Rey Rosso: Paternoster Aglianico del Vulture Don Anselmo, Vigne Mastrodomenico Aglianico del... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Penne al Forno con le Polpettine (Meatballs)

Wine pairings for Penne al Forno con le Polpettine Bianco: Klaus Lentsch Eichberg Grüner Veltliner, Kuenhof Grüner Veltliner Rosso: Zenato Valpolicella Ripasso Costalunga, Sant’Antonio Valpolicella Ripasso Monti... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Lasagne alle Melanzane (Eggplant)

Wine pairings for Lasagne alle Melanzane Bianco: Grillo Friulano, Borgo del Tiglio Friulano Collio Rosso: Casale delle Ioria Cesanese del Piglio,  Cantine Volpetti Cesanese Le Piantate The two key components to this... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Penne al Sugo di Pomodoro (Tomato Sauce)

Wine pairings for Penne al Sugo di Pomodoro (This wine pairing can also be used for Ziti al Pomodoro con Ricotta Salata) Bianco: Fubbiano Vermentino Rosso: Fubbiano Colline Lucchesi Rosso or Fubbiano Colline Lucchese San... Read More »