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 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 »

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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 »

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Wine Pairings for Penne alla Polpa di Granchio (Crabmeat)

Wine pairings for Penne alla Polpa di Granchio Bianco: Elena Walch Chardonnay Beyond the Clouds, Planeta Chardonny Sicilia Rosato: Torre dei Beati Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo Rosa-ae, Tenimenti Angelini Très Rosé About 96.3%... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Riccioli al Limone con Gamberi (Lemon and Shrimp)

Wine pairings for Riccioli al Limone con Gamberi Bianco: Orsolani Erbaluce di Caluso, Ferrando Erbaluce di Caluso La Torrazza Rosato: Contadi Castaldi Franciacorta Rosé, Cantina di Sorbara Lambrusco Rosa Rosae This... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Fusilli con Ricotta di Bufala (Buffalo Ricotta)

Wine pairings for Fusilli con Ricotta di Bufala Bianco: La Spinetta Vermentino, Poggio al Tesoro Vermentino Solosole Rosato: Cantine Colle Moro Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Cerasuolo, Nicodemi Montepulciano d’Abruzzo... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Spaghetti con Zucchini

Wine pairings for Spaghetti con Zucchini White: Trebbiano from La Valentina, Masciarelli and Valori Zucchini shows a lot of earthy and herbal notes that subtly exude freshness. Many Italian white wines mimic this flavor... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Spaghetti alle Fragole (Strawberries)

Wine Pairings for Spaghetti alle Fragole Whites: Pecorino from Marramiero Reds: For moderately ripe strawberries: Bresan Schioppettino or a Chianti Classico Riserva For really ripe strawberries: Gabbas Cannonau Dule or... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Farfalle al Salmone

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 Tagliatelle con Ragu Bianco (Meat Sauce)

Wine pairings for Tagliatelle con Ragu Bianco Bianco: Gravner Ribolla Gialla Anfora, Marjan Simčič Ribolla Gialla Opoka Slovenia, Radikon Ribolla Gialla Rosso: La Spinetta Pin, Pelissero Long Now This is a very... Read More »