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 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 »

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Wine Pairings for Fettuccine Integrale con Cavolini di Bruxelles e Salsiccia (Brussels Sprouts and Sausage)

Wine pairings for Fettuccine Integrale con Cavolini di Bruxelles e Salsiccia Bianco: Cà dei Frati Lugana I Frati, Zenato Lugana San Benedetto Rosso: Laila Rosso Piceno, Saladini Pilastri Rosso Piceno While Italian... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Risotto all’Astice (Lobster Risotto)

Wine Pairings for Risotto all’Astice Bianco: Tasca d'Almerita Regaleali Bianco, Calatrasi & Micchichè Bella Nova Rosso: Centonze Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Occhipinti Cerasuolo Grotte Alta This enticing dish contrasts... Read More »

Wine Pairings for Spaghetti all'Amatriciana Leggera 940

Wine Pairings for Spaghetti all’Amatriciana Leggera (Prosciutto and Cherry Tomatoes)

Wine pairings for Spaghetti all'Amatriciana Leggera Red: Tai Rosso from Rezzadore; Schiava "Elda" from Mayr-Nusser and Vernatsch from Gumphof Among Italy’s abundance of native varieties are quite a few black grapes that... Read More »