Before last Sunday, I had never had a good look round the northern Italian city of Brescia and I'm very glad I did. Judging by the low number of tourists I encountered, I'd said that Brescia is not on many lists of places to visit in Italy. This is a pity because Brescia is beautiful and rather … [Read more...]
Plenty of posts about Italian food and drink for you to tuck into.
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Despite the global economic crisis, Italy's food producers managed to increase food exports by 9% in 2011 according to Italy's agricultural producers association, Coldiretti. With gloom and doom filling the air in Italy at present, it is good to be able to write about something positive. Food … [Read more...]
We went to a birthday buffet in the mountains above Lake Maggiore on Sunday. Around fifty or so parents and children turned up to celebrate the birthday of Giuseppe who turned the grand old age of eight. Everybody brought something so there was lots of food, glorious food everywhere. There was … [Read more...]
My Tuscan experience continued today with a visit to a burger joint in Tuscany. Only this was no ordinary burger joint, it was Mac Dario in Panzano in Chianti, which is run by Italian restaurateur and butcher extraordinaire, Dario Cecchini. Dario Cecchini is something of a celebrity chef and none … [Read more...]
A while back I wrote about a selection of places to eat in Bologna, Italy. Well, here, finally, is part two of Bologna resident, Tiziana Zanasi's, recommendations on restaurants in Bologna which are worth trying. I know just how difficult it can be to find good places to eat when you visit a new … [Read more...]
While pizza is to be found in just about every corner of the world, its popularity in its land of origin has never diminished. Pizza is as popular today in Italy as it ever has been. Have you ever wondered where in Italy the best pizzas can be found? Seeing as much of Italy appears to be fuming … [Read more...]
Italian Tiziana Zanasi and her family let a holiday apartment in central Bologna. A little while back Tiziana wrote to say that she and her family thought that Blog from Italy was 'great'. In my reply to thank Tiziana for here compliment, I also snatched the opportunity to ask her if she … [Read more...]
According to a recent survey carried out by the Academy of Italian Cuisine, it turns out that even in family oriented Italy, the popularity of the traditional Sunday lunch is starting to diminish. The results of the survey indicate that Italians seem to be finding less and less time for the … [Read more...]