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20 01, 2021

Italian Eating Club and Other Virtual Italy-Inspired Experiences

2021-01-20T06:05:32+01:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Recipes|0 Comments

  Amici! I miss traveling and eating in Italy with all of you. And so, while we're still all online, I'm excited to announce KP's Italian Eating Club, a virtual community hosted by DEMI where we can all connect through our shared love of all things Italian. The interactive group chat is an ongoing food/wine/booze/cooking party. In the club, we [...]

16 12, 2020

Recipe: Daniela Morrone’s Giurgiulena (Calabrian Nut Brittle)

2021-02-26T15:22:17+01:00December 16th, 2020|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Recipes|0 Comments

The Italian south’s resources and position as a crossroads in the Mediterranean have made it a target for conquest and transit for millennia. As invaders and refugees made their way to the south, they brought their customs, cooking methods, and ingredients with them. At times, the locals would reject the new arrivals—both the people and [...]

16 12, 2020

Sara Cicolini’s Rigatoni all’Amatriciana

2020-12-16T03:24:40+01:00December 16th, 2020|Categories: Abruzzo, Food & Wine, Recipes, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|1 Comment

Last year I covered Sarah Cicolini's Roman trattoria Santo Palato for Australian Gourmet Traveller, one of my favorite magazines to contribute toe. The article included 7 recipes that the Abruzzo-born chef serves in her adopted city, including some of the Italian capital's classics. She says of her version of amatriciana, "There's no one recipe; everyone [...]

14 12, 2020

Recipe: Insalata di Polpo con Le Patate (Octopus and Potato Salad)

2020-12-14T21:42:48+01:00December 14th, 2020|Categories: Basilicata, Fish, Food & Wine, Recipes|0 Comments

  Insalata di Polpo con le Patate Octopus and Potato Salad Thanks to millennia of overfishing, the Tyrrhenian Sea is rather impoverished. The most abundant species are small oily fish like anchovies and mackerel and cephalopods like squid and octopus. This octopus salad is inspired by Basilicata’s short coastline, where octopi are fished from the [...]

14 12, 2020

Recipe: Minestra Maritata (So-Called Italian Wedding Soup)

2020-12-14T08:21:51+01:00December 14th, 2020|Categories: Food & Wine, Pork, Recipes|1 Comment

I was a teenager when I first heard the phrase “Italian wedding soup.” Unlike some Italian Americans, I didn’t grow up eating it. I took the name literally, of course. Magazines and television hosts billed the vegetable rich, meat-studded soup as a classic recipe for nuptials. Wrong. If you’ve ever been to an Italian wedding, [...]

13 12, 2020

Holiday Gift Guide: What to Get the Italy Lovers in Your Life

2020-12-13T05:08:31+01:00December 13th, 2020|Categories: Cocktails, Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Sweets & Dessert, Wine & Spirits|0 Comments

My friend made a salami Christmas tree! This year can end on a high note! I guess one way to do it is to craft yourself a Christmas tree made of cured meats like my pal Silvio Imperati of Salumificio Cardone in Agerola. Another is to give gifts purchased from small businesses and [...]