/Gastronomic Traditions
9 12, 2020

Recipe: Spaghetti Con La Bottarga

2020-12-09T08:59:28+01:00December 9th, 2020|Categories: Carbs, Fish, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Recipes, Sicily|0 Comments

Mullet has been fished in these waters for millennia. Spaghetti con la Bottarga | Spaghetti with Cured Mullet Roe  Looking for a flavorful and simple dish for your fish-themed Christmas Eve table (or for any occasion, really)? This is the simplest, most straight-forward Sardinian dish out there. Bottarga di muggine, cured grey mullet roe, [...]

9 11, 2020

Focaccia Pugliese Recipe from Food of the Italian South Cookbook

2020-11-19T21:02:23+01:00November 9th, 2020|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Pizza, Puglia, Recipes|17 Comments

Just as Naples is the capital of Italy’s thick-rimmed wood fired pizza pies, Bari and its surrounding Pugliese towns are known for a beloved regional flatbread, focaccia. An olive oil-rich dough is baked in iron pans at places like Panificio Fiore on Strada della Città in Bari Vecchia, then sold by the slice. The pan [...]

3 11, 2020

Stock Your Pandemic Pantry with Quality Italian Products

2020-11-03T07:12:02+01:00November 3rd, 2020|Categories: California, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions|0 Comments

Let’s be honest: 2020 has been hard. And with the new lockdowns rolling through Europe, it's about to get a whole lot harder. It’s difficult to imagine anyone in any industry anywhere on the planet that hasn’t been affected in some way by Covid-19. When times are tough, escape and connection are important. While the [...]

8 01, 2020

Recipe: Cozze Ripene (Stuffed Mussels) Salento Style

2020-01-09T02:46:20+01:00January 8th, 2020|Categories: Fish, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Puglia, Recipes|0 Comments

  https://www.youtube.com/embed/hU5Iatd__5c   Katie Parla, author of Food of the Italian South, stopped by the MUNCHIES Test Kitchen to show us how to make stuffed mussels. Not only is this recipe quick and easy, but making your own breadcrumbs is a great way to use up leftover or stale bread. Serve these stuffed mussels as [...]

6 01, 2020

Recipe: Witch on the Beach Cocktail with Liquore Strega

2020-01-06T18:43:11+01:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Cocktails, Gastronomic Traditions, Recipes|0 Comments

It's January 6, the Epiphany on the Catholic calendar. The holiday is called La Befana in Italy and is so-called because tradition states the befana (a witch-like creature) delivers gifts to children on this day as the Wise Men brought gifts to the baby Jesus. I was always terrified of the befana as a kid. [...]

30 11, 2019

Where to Eat and Drink in Rome During the Holidays

2019-11-30T21:25:12+01:00November 30th, 2019|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Rome & Lazio|80 Comments

  UPDATED FOR 2019/2020! There is a widely held misconception that during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, Rome’s restaurants shut down and people who don’t have the luxury of eating at home are left to scavenge for food wherever they can get it. While one should expect some venues to be closed and many to [...]