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Olive oil explained: how to find the right bottle for you
Olive oil explained: how to find the right bottle ...
Olive oil explained: how to find the right bottle for you
by Great Italian Chefs
26 November 2019
Ever been confused by the dizzying array of olive oil options in the supermarkets? Whether you’re whipping up a salad dressing or sauteing a piece of steak, choosing the right olive oil is essential – we’re here to debunk some myths and help you find the right bottle.
The complete foodie guide to Trentino Alto-Adige
The complete foodie guide to Trentino-Alto Adige
The complete foodie guide to Trentino-Alto Adige
by Great Italian Chefs
04 October 2019
With Veneto and Lombardy to the south, Austria to the north and the glorious Dolomites sawing through the middle, Trentino-Alto-Adige is one of Italy’s most striking regions, with a unique food scene to match.
Trentino-Alto Adige
Trentino-Alto Adige
Trentino-Alto Adige
23 September 2019
Amongst the jagged peaks of the Dolomites, Trentino-Alto Adige (or Trentino-South Tyrol) offers a unique blend of Germanic and Italian flavours set against a backdrop of awe-inspiring beauty.
Carapelli: where olive oil meets Tuscan artistry
Carapelli: where olive oil meets Tuscan artistry
Carapelli: where olive oil meets Tuscan artistry
by Great Italian Chefs
05 September 2019
Cesira and Costantino Carapelli founded their family business with just 300 lire to their name in 1893. Today, Carapelli olive oil is some of the finest in the world, with over thirty awards won in the last two years alone. Discover more about their rise to the top and what makes Carapelli olive oil so special.
10 best gelaterias in Florence
10 of the best gelaterias in Florence
10 of the best gelaterias in Florence
by Jennifer Cauli
09 August 2019
There are many good reasons to visit Florence – art, culture, architecture – but gelato is a true Florentine speciality that simply must be tasted. We sent Jennifer Cauli to the beautiful Tuscan city to seek out its ten best gelaterias.
Peperone di Senise: the sweet peppers of Basilicata
Peperone di Senise: the sweet peppers of Basilicat...
Peperone di Senise: the sweet peppers of Basilicata
by Great Italian Chefs
08 August 2019
Every August long strings of peppers line the streets of Senise, drying in the late summer sun. These long, red, sweet peppers will soon be crushed into ‘Basilicata gold’ – a spice powder that forms the base of many of the southern Italian region’s iconic dishes.
Basilicata
Basilicata
Basilicata
08 August 2019
Under-appreciated Basilicata sits between Puglia and Calabria on the arch of Italy's boot, and combines the food sensibilities of those regions with its own history, which stretches back over 10,000 years .
Pane di Matera: the ancient bread of Basilicata
Pane di Matera: the ancient bread of Basilicata
Pane di Matera: the ancient bread of Basilicata
by Great Italian Chefs
08 August 2019
In the town of Matera, history reveals itself not just in the form of ancient cave dwellings and paintings, but also in the form of pane di Matera – an ancient bread that has been made here for thousands of years.
The complete foodie guide to Basilicata
The complete foodie guide to Basilicata
The complete foodie guide to Basilicata
by Great Italian Chefs
08 August 2019
This southern region is lesser known and far from the beaten tourist track, but visitors will find incredible historic towns, beautiful beaches and fantastic food that rivals the more popular parts of Italy.
The complete foodie guide to Valle d'Aosta
The complete foodie guide to Valle d'Aosta
The complete foodie guide to Valle d'Aosta
by Great Italian Chefs
20 June 2019
Italy’s smallest and least populated region is where you’ll find hearty alpine cookery at its finest. Read our guide to get a better understanding of why this tiny part of Italy is home to much more than ski resorts and mountain climbing.
Valle d'Aosta
Valle d'Aosta
Valle d'Aosta
20 June 2019
Italy's smallest region is a place of mountains, with Mont Blanc standing tallest among them all. But while famous ski resorts such as Courmayeur attract throngs of tourists, the valleys and pastures amongst the peaks are where you'll find the most interesting food and drink. Discover more about this tiny corner of northwest Italy and cook some its most famous recipes.
Fontina cheese: the pride of Valle d'Aosta
Fontina cheese: the pride of Valle d'Aosta
Fontina cheese: the pride of Valle d'Aosta
by Great Italian Chefs
20 June 2019
This Italian cow’s milk cheese is Valle d’Aosta’s most prized ingredient, finding its way into many a local dish and exported all over the world. Get to know how the humble alpine cheese rose to fame and take a look at the recipes that champion its flavour.
8 of the best antipasti recipes
8 of the best antipasti recipes
8 of the best antipasti recipes
by Great Italian Chefs
03 June 2019
Planning a get-together with friends over a few early evening drinks? Inject some Italian flair into the festivities with these incredible antipasti dishes – perfect for serving alongside a spritz or two.
Regions of Italy
Regions of Italy
Regions of Italy
01 June 2019
Get to know everything about the cuisine of Italy's twenty regions, each boasting their own traditions, culture and recipes.
Liguria
Liguria
Liguria
29 May 2019
The sun-kissed Italian Riviera is a beautiful coastal paradise, with a food scene that leans heavily on simple cooking and incredible ingredients. Read on to find out what it is that defines Ligurian cuisine, and check out our favourite recipes from the region.
The pastas of Liguria
The pastas of Liguria
The pastas of Liguria
by Great Italian Chefs
29 May 2019
Liguria is home to some of Italy’s most recognisable pasta shapes and dishes, including ravioli and pasta al pesto Genovese. Dig into Liguria’s pasta history and find out more about some of the unique pastas that await you on the beautiful Italian Riviera.

Regional Italy

When getting to grips with Italian cuisine, it's much better to focus on the twenty different regions rather than the country as a whole. Get to know some of its regional delicacies and become an expert in no time.

Famous focaccias of Liguria
The famous focaccias of Liguria
The famous focaccias of Liguria
by Great Italian Chefs
29 May 2019
The beautiful coastal province of Liguria is famously home to the most delicious, tearable bread you’ll ever lay your eyes on. We investigate the history behind this regional delicacy, and take a look at some of the focaccias you can expect to find during a visit to the area.
The complete foodie guide to Liguria
The complete foodie guide to Liguria
The complete foodie guide to Liguria
by Great Italian Chefs
29 May 2019
This mountainous region in the heart of the Italian Riviera is jam-packed with incredible fresh produce, iconic dishes known the world over and stunning seafood from its abundant shoreline. Discover more about one of Italy’s most underrated provinces.

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Italy's regional cuisine The complete foodie guide to Calabria
The complete foodie guide to Calabria
The complete foodie guide to Calabria
by Great Italian Chefs
23 April 2019
The toe of the Italian boot, Calabria is southern Italy at its very best. Blazing sunshine, dramatic mountains, stunning coastlines and a particularly strong food culture makes it one of the best places to eat in the country. Here are some of the ingredients, flavours and dishes that have turned it a world-class culinary destination (plus some recipes so you can recreate them at home).
Calabria
Calabria
Calabria
23 April 2019
The southernmost tip of the Italian mainland, Calabria is relatively undiscovered by tourists and offers an authentic experience of southern Italian life. Get to know everything about its amazing food and drink, then try your hand at one of the many local recipes.
Italy's red queen: the Tropea onions of Calabria
Italy's red queen: the Tropea onions of Calabria
Italy's red queen: the Tropea onions of Calabria
by Great Italian Chefs
23 April 2019
Known fondly as la regina rossa – the red queen – by Italians, Tropea onions are among the sweetest and most delicious onions in the world. We head to the beautiful Calabrian seaside town of Tropea to find out what makes these iconic alliums so special.
Tartufo di Pizzo: the greatest ice cream in the world
Tartufo di Pizzo: the greatest ice cream in the wo...
Tartufo di Pizzo: the greatest ice cream in the world
by Great Italian Chefs
23 April 2019
Unlike other Italian tartufi, you don’t need a pig to find this one! Named after its resemblance to the highly coveted truffle, the tartufo di Pizzo is a cocoa-dusted chocolate-and-hazelnut ice cream bombe, invented in the quaint Calabrian seaside town of Pizzo in 1952.
Bergamot: the sweet scent of Calabria
Bergamot: the sweet scent of Calabria
Bergamot: the sweet scent of Calabria
by Great Italian Chefs
17 April 2019
Anyone who has brewed a cup of Earl Grey knows the sweet scent of bergamot – this fragrant citrus is synonymous with Calabria, but what is it exactly and where did it come from? Join us as we explore the history of this knobbly Calabrian fruit.
Liquorice: black gold in Calabria
Liquorice: black gold in Calabria
Liquorice: black gold in Calabria
by Great Italian Chefs
16 April 2019
In the height of summer, the bright yellow flowers of liquorice plants cover huge swathes of the Calabrian countryside. Thanks to a combination of fertile soils and unique climate, the region boasts the best liquorice in the world, bar none – read on to discover why.
The eight best Italian delis in the UK
7 of the best Italian delis in the UK
7 of the best Italian delis in the UK
by Great British Chefs
01 April 2019
Great Italian food is all about great ingredients, so we’ve picked out seven specialist delis across the country where you can find the best authentic Italian produce.
Sapori: Sweets that survive the test of time
Sapori: sweets that survive the test of time
Sapori: sweets that survive the test of time
by Great Italian Chefs
01 April 2019
We delve into the remarkable beginnings of Sapori – Tuscany’s most famous confectioner – and find out what it is that makes its cantuccini and other sweet treats truly special.
The complete foodie guide to Tuscany
The complete foodie guide to Tuscany
The complete foodie guide to Tuscany
by Great British Chefs
01 March 2019
Tuscan food is famous for its humility and honesty, but don’t mistake that for weakness – the exceptional produce here forms a foundation for hearty home cooking that will change the way you think about food.
Tuscany
Tuscany
Tuscany
01 March 2019
Tuscany lies at the heart of Italy – both geographically and metaphorically. Not only is this the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, it's also home to the simple, humble cuisine that has defined Italian food for generations. Get to know everything about this fascinating region and cook some of its most beloved recipes.
Hearty soups of Tuscany
The soups of Tuscany
The soups of Tuscany
by Great Italian Chefs
01 March 2019
No one does rustic, no-frills cookery like the Tuscans – especially when it comes to simple, flavourful soups. Here are five of the best from the Italian heartland, complete with recipes so you can whip up a bowlful of something delicious at home.
Bistecca alla Fiorentina: giant barbecued T-bones in Tuscany
Bistecca alla Fiorentina: Tuscany's favourite stea...
Bistecca alla Fiorentina: Tuscany's favourite steak
by Great Italian Chefs
19 February 2019
Beef is big business in Tuscany, and nowhere more so than Florence, where Fiorentini have been eating giant T-bone steaks – called bistecca alla Fiorentina – for hundreds of years. We go in search of the story behind this carnivorous delight.
The complete foodie guide to Emilia-Romagna
The complete foodie guide to Emilia-Romagna
The complete foodie guide to Emilia-Romagna
by Great Italian Chefs
01 February 2019
Sandwiched between the Alps and the Apennines, Emilia-Romagna is home to one of Italy's most important and best-known food cultures. Find out more about what makes Emilia-Romagna the undisputed heartland of Italian cuisine.

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Italy's regional cuisine Culatello di Zibello: the secret ham of the Po Valley
Culatello di Zibello: Emilia-Romagna's best-kept s...
Culatello di Zibello: Emilia-Romagna's best-kept secret
by Great Italian Chefs
01 February 2019
Prosciutto di Parma isn’t the only delicious ham to come from Emilia-Romagna – the lesser-known culatello is one of Italy’s most valuable hams, prized for its delicate flavour and long, careful ageing process. Discover why it's held in such high regard.
Zesty business: the story of Amalfi lemons
Zesty business: the story of Amalfi lemons
Zesty business: the story of Amalfi lemons
by Great Italian Chefs
25 January 2019
Amalfi hasn’t always been famous for lemons, but it certainly is now – the sweet, aromatic flavour of these incredible citrus fruits has made them famous all over the world. Read on to find out exactly what makes them so special.
Mozzarella di Bufala: white gold in Campania
Mozzarella di bufala: white gold in Campania
Mozzarella di bufala: white gold in Campania
by Great Italian Chefs
25 January 2019
Mozzarella is phenomenally popular around the world, held in high esteem for its satisfying texture and delicate milky flavour. Find out how this pearlescent cheese came to be and why fresh really is best when looking for top quality mozzarella.
Campania’s favourite sweets and pastries
10 of Campania’s best sweets and pastries
10 of Campania’s best sweets and pastries
by Great Italian Chefs
25 January 2019
The people of Campania love their food, but they especially love their sweet treats! We’ve picked out ten of the region’s best-loved sweets and pastries along with a few recipes so you can recreate some of them at home.
Colatura: fish sauce in the Mediterranean
Colatura di alici: Campania's famous fish sauce
Colatura di alici: Campania's famous fish sauce
by Great Italian Chefs
25 January 2019
The ancient fishing village of Cetara is known for its picturesque scenery, but it's also the home of colatura di alici – an incredible, umami-laden liquid that's derived from curing local anchovies.
The complete foodie guide to Campania
The complete foodie guide to Campania
The complete foodie guide to Campania
by Great Italian Chefs
25 January 2019
Idyllic Campania is home to some of Italy's most beautiful scenery, but there's also a vibrant food scene to be discovered. From pizza-loving Naples in the north to fresh fruits, vegetables and cheeses in the countryside and along the stunning Amalfi Coast, discover the cuisine of Campania and why it should be at the top of your must-visit list.
Campania
Campania
Campania
25 January 2019
Home to glistening, sun-kissed gulfs and kaleidoscopic coastal villages, Campania is the Italy you have seen on a million postcards. But underneath the beauty, there lies a fabulous food scene that centres around fresh seafood, vegetables, cheese, and of course, Naples – the home of pizza.
Emilia-Romagna
Emilia-Romagna
Emilia-Romagna
23 January 2019
Stretching from the lush plains of the Po Valley down to the rugged Apennine mountains, beautiful Emilia-Romagna is the beating heart of Italian cuisine, and home to some of the country's most important foods.
The wines of Sicily
The wines of Sicily
The wines of Sicily
by Jacopo Mazzeo
21 January 2019
This upcoming region is starting to make a name for itself as a hotbed of rich reds, clean whites and incredible sweet wines made from dried grapes. Jacopo Mazzeo fills us in on which Sicilian wines to look out for.
The wines of Campania
The wines of Campania
The wines of Campania
by Jacopo Mazzeo
14 January 2019
Under the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, Campania is home to one of the best climates for growing grapes in the world. Jacopo Mazzeo sheds light on the best bottles and varieties to look out for from Naples, the Amalfi Coast and the rest of this beautiful region of Italy.
Our best-ever Christmas dinner menus: Emilia Romagna
Our best-ever Christmas dinner menus: Emilia Romag...
Our best-ever Christmas dinner menus: Emilia Romagna
by Great Italian Chefs
17 December 2018
Recreate the flavours of one of Italy’s most food-focused regions with this sumptuous five-course feast filled with the very best dishes Emilia Romagna has to offer.
Friuli
Friuli Venezia Giulia
Friuli Venezia Giulia
03 December 2018
Italy's most northeastern region has a distinct culture and identity, heavily influenced by bordering countries Austria and Slovenia. With a coastline, mountains, lagoons and valleys, there's a wide array of local ingredients to discover, and the resulting dishes are like nothing else you'll find in the rest of the country.
Sausages and strudel: the shared cuisine of Austria and Friuli
Sausages and strudel: the shared cuisine of Austri...
Sausages and strudel: the shared cuisine of Austria and Friuli
by Great Italian Chefs
03 December 2018
Though Italian by name, Friuli Venezia Giulia sits at the geographic centre of Europe and has absorbed influences from far and wide during its complex and fascinating history. We take a look at the bond between Friuli and Austria and how their gastronomy has become intertwined over the years.
5 must-try foods from Friuli-Venezia Giulia
5 must-try foods from Friuli Venezia Giulia
5 must-try foods from Friuli Venezia Giulia
by Great Italian Chefs
03 December 2018
Friuli Venezia Giulia has ancient roots when it comes to food, with some practices stretching back over 2,000 years. We take a look at some unmissable highlights of the region’s gastronomy.
The complete foodie guide to Friuli Venezia Giulia
The complete foodie guide to Friuli Venezia Giulia
The complete foodie guide to Friuli Venezia Giulia
by Luca Marchiori
03 December 2018
With jagged alpine mountains, an Adriatic coastline and Austria and Slovenia as neighbours, Friuli Venezia Giulia is a truly unique part of Italy. Get to know all about its iconic ingredients and dishes with our complete guide to the region.
Prosciutto di San Daniele: king of the hams
Prosciutto di San Daniele DOP: king of the hams
Prosciutto di San Daniele DOP: king of the hams
by Great Italian Chefs
03 December 2018
In a nation wholly obsessed with prosciutto, how do you go about finding the best that money can buy? For that you’ll need to head to the comune of San Daniele del Friuli – a town made famous by a history of melt-in-the-mouth ham.
Piedmont
Piedmont
Piedmont
12 November 2018
At the foot of the Alps you'll find Piedmont – a region of Italy famous for its truffles, beef, rice, nuts and rich wines. Get to know more about this very refined part of the country.
Gianduia: Turin’s world-famous chocolate and hazelnut paste
Gianduia: Turin’s world-famous chocolate and hazel...
Gianduia: Turin’s world-famous chocolate and hazelnut paste
by Luciana Squadrilli
12 November 2018
If you love Nutella, then you have gianduia to thank for it. Luciana Squadrilli charts the rise of this addictive combination of hazelnuts and chocolate that’s made into chocolates, spread on toast or simply eaten by the spoonful.
The story behind the Slow Food revolution
The story behind the Slow Food revolution
The story behind the Slow Food revolution
by Pete Dreyer
12 November 2018
Today, Slow Food is a huge global organisation, protecting thousands of food products and artisans from extinction. But it all started with Carlo Petrini – a Piedmontese journalist – and a few friends in a basement. This is the story of Slow Food.
Nuts about nuts: the hazelnuts of Piedmont
Nocciola del Piemonte IGP: the hazelnuts of Piedmo...
Nocciola del Piemonte IGP: the hazelnuts of Piedmont
by Great Italian Chefs
12 November 2018
In the UNESCO-protected hills of southeast Piedmont, acres upon acres of hazelnut trees sprout from the ground, shedding a bounty of sweet hazelnuts every year. Find out why the hazelnuts of Piedmont are considered to be the best in the world.
In pictures: Hiša Franko's kitchen garden
In pictures: Hiša Franko's kitchen garden
In pictures: Hiša Franko's kitchen garden
by Great Italian Chefs
31 October 2018
Surrounded by the beautiful pastures, mountains and streams of the Soča Valley, Slovenian chef Ana Roš makes the most of local products and ingredients – many of which come from the restaurant's own kitchen garden.
The complete foodie guide to Piedmont
The complete foodie guide to Piedmont
The complete foodie guide to Piedmont
by Great Italian Chefs
24 October 2018
Home to Slow Food and Eataly along with some of the finest ingredients and wine in all of Europe, Piedmont's towering mountains and sprawling pastures are dream destinations for foodies. Find out more about this spectacular mountainous region of Italy.
The food of Lake Garda
The food of Lake Garda
The food of Lake Garda
by Luciana Squadrilli
17 October 2018
Luciana Squadrilli traverses the shores of Italy's largest lake, finding all the delicious things to eat and drink along the way.
Lombardy
Lombardy
Lombardy
17 October 2018
This northern land of the lakes is one of Italy's richest regions, with mountains to the north and rolling flatlands to the south. Get to know the food of Milan and the rest of Lombardy with our guides and follow our recipes for a taste of Lombardy at home.
Bresaola: special salumi from the Valtellina Valley
Bresaola: stunning salumi from the Valtellina Vall...
Bresaola: stunning salumi from the Valtellina Valley
by Great Italian Chefs
10 October 2018
Bresaola has become massively popular around the world, but there are lots of cheap imitations of this cured beef around. If you’re looking for the real deal, there’s only one place to go – Lombardy’s Valtellina Valley.
The complete foodie guide to Lombardy
The complete foodie guide to Lombardy
The complete foodie guide to Lombardy
by Great Italian Chefs
10 October 2018
Meat, cheese, butter and rice are the most common elements of Lombardy’s cuisine, and its hearty, luxurious dishes are famous throughout Italy. Get to know more about the ingredients, flavours and recipes that make Milan and Lombardy such a hotbed of fine dining.
The cheeses of Lombardy
The cheeses of Lombardy
The cheeses of Lombardy
by Great Italian Chefs
10 October 2018
Few Italian provinces have the cheese pedigree that Lombardy has – the mountainous region is home to countless cheeses which rank among the country's finest. Take a look at ten of the most famous.
The complete foodie guide to Molise
The complete foodie guide to Molise
The complete foodie guide to Molise
by Great Italian Chefs
28 September 2018
Molise may be small, but there’s plenty of delicious food to be found in this undiscovered country. If you’re planning a trip to this mountainous region, go prepared for simple, traditional Italian cooking – but don’t forget your walking boots!
The pastas of Molise
The pastas of Molise
The pastas of Molise
by Great Italian Chefs
28 September 2018
As the birthplace of cavatelli and fusilli, we have a lot to thank this humble little province for. Here are a few of the different pastas and dishes you can expect to see as you ramble your way around Molise.
The story of La Signora di Conca Casale
The story of La Signora di Conca Casale
The story of La Signora di Conca Casale
by Great Italian Chefs
28 September 2018
The tiny Molisani village of Conca Casale is easily missed, but stop in on your travels through the region and you’ll find a fascinating, centuries-old butchery tradition, as well as one of Molise’s finest food products – a pork sausage known as ‘The Lady of Conca Casale’.
Molise
Molise
Molise
28 September 2018
Italy’s youngest province is a real treasure trove of undiscovered beauty – not only is it home to stunning scenery and beautiful beaches, it’s also where you'll find some of the best pasta in Italy.
Puglia
Puglia
Puglia
06 September 2018
This rich, fertile part of southeastern Italy forms the 'heel' of Italy's 'boot', and is famous for its agricultural prowess, pristine beaches and whitewashed, Greek-influenced hill towns. Get to know more about the food and drink of this rustic, beautiful region.
Pane di Altamura: the best bread in the world
Pane di Altamura: the best bread in the world
Pane di Altamura: the best bread in the world
by Great Italian Chefs
06 September 2018
Puglia is home to the only PDO-protected bread in the world, with many intrepid foodies making the trip to the region specifically to try it. Learn how it’s made and why it’s held in such high regard.
The complete foodie guide to Puglia
The complete foodie guide to Puglia
The complete foodie guide to Puglia
by Great Italian Chefs
06 September 2018
Puglia is responsible for producing the vast majority of Italy’s olive oil and durum wheat, but there are also wild greens, fresh mussels, simply cooked lamb and some incredible bread to get your teeth stuck into. Get to know exactly what to look out for in this beautiful southern region with our handy guide.
Puglia's favourite snacks
Puglia's favourite snacks
Puglia's favourite snacks
by Great Italian Chefs
06 September 2018
The people of Puglia are always snacking on something – we take a look at five of the most common snacks you’ll see across the region, from crunchy taralli to the so called ‘best bread in the world’.
The pastas of Puglia
The pastas of Puglia
The pastas of Puglia
by Great Italian Chefs
06 September 2018
The abundance of wheat in the south of Italy means pasta is plentiful in Puglia. From dinky orecchiette to pod-shaped capunti, here are a few of the pastas you can expect to see if you’re heading into the heel of Italy.
The complete foodie guide to Lazio
The complete foodie guide to Lazio
The complete foodie guide to Lazio
by Great Italian Chefs
13 August 2018
The region that’s home to Rome is also responsible for many of Italy’s most famous pasta dishes, cured meats, cheeses and vegetables. Read our crash course on the food of Lazio and become an expert in no time.
Guts and all: inside Rome’s offal obsession
Quinto Quarto: inside Rome’s offal obsession
Quinto Quarto: inside Rome’s offal obsession
by Great Italian Chefs
07 August 2018
Like many of the best things in Italy, Rome's obsession with offal was born from the kitchens of the poor. We dive into the history behind the city's famous 'fifth quarter' meats, and take a look around the old slaughterhouse district of Testaccio.
Lazio's famous salumi
5 of Lazio's most famous cured meats
5 of Lazio's most famous cured meats
by Great Italian Chefs
03 August 2018
Lazio has a famous tradition of curing meats that stretches back to the early Middle Ages (when salumi was used as a form of currency). We take a look at some of the region’s favourites, from guanciale to prosciutto.
The wines of Lazio
The wines of Lazio
The wines of Lazio
by Jacopo Mazzeo
03 August 2018
Jacopo Mazzeo takes a look at the wines produced across Lazio, and lists the vintages, bottles and appellations you should look out for.

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Italian wine The best enotecas in Bologna
The best enotecas in Bologna
The best enotecas in Bologna
by Jacopo Mazzeo
03 August 2018
Enotecas – wine bars – are an important part of Italian culture, and it’s where you’ll find some very good bottles available by the glass. Jacopo Mazzeo lists his five favourites found across the city of Bologna in Emilia-Romagna.
Sicily
Sicily
Sicily
01 August 2018
This magnificent Italian island is one of the most culturally diverse places in the country, where North Africa meets Europe and volcanic mountains meet the Mediterranean Sea – resulting in dishes that combine the best of both continents.
The four classic pastas of Rome
The four classic pasta dishes of Rome
The four classic pasta dishes of Rome
by Great Italian Chefs
01 August 2018
Rome is an ancient and modern centre of gastronomy where you can find almost anything you like – but four pasta dishes dominate the city. We break down the four classic pastas of Rome with accompanying recipes so you can recreate them in your own kitchen.
Chefs on tour: Robin Gill in South Tyrol, Italy
Chefs on tour: Robin Gill in South Tyrol, Italy
Chefs on tour: Robin Gill in South Tyrol, Italy
by Great Italian Chefs
31 July 2018
We took Clapham’s lauded chef and restaurateur to see the sights and taste the incredible produce of South Tyrol, a mountainous region of Italy bordering Austria. Take a look at what he discovered.
The street food of Sicily: guts and all
The street food of Sicily: guts and all
The street food of Sicily: guts and all
by Great Italian Chefs
30 July 2018
Sicily is famous for its fantastically fresh fish and seafood, but when it comes to street food the locals love nothing more than a sandwich stuffed with lungs or a piece of spit-roasted intestine. Get to know more about these rustic delicacies and the chefs who dedicate their lives to cooking them.
Lazio
Lazio
Lazio
30 July 2018
This central Italian region has it all, with the city of Rome steeped in ancient history, amazing pasta dishes, a stunning coastline and beautiful medieval villages. Discover the local cuisine and prepare to get very hungry.
Veneto
Veneto
Veneto
30 July 2018
As the home of Venice – one of the most beautiful cities in the world – Veneto certainly gets its fair share of visitors. But look beyond the City of Bridges and you’ll discover there’s plenty of incredible things to taste in every part of this magnificent part of Italy.
The complete foodie guide to Veneto
The complete foodie guide to Veneto
The complete foodie guide to Veneto
by Great Italian Chefs
27 July 2018
Rice, polenta, cheese, fish, vegetables, meat – this northern Italian province has a little bit of everything in its culinary larder. Get to know its most famous ingredients and dishes, both in the city of Venice and further inland.
The complete foodie guide to Sicily
The complete foodie guide to Sicily
The complete foodie guide to Sicily
by Great Italian Chefs
06 July 2018
The Mediterranean’s largest island might only be a few kilometres away from the mainland, but the local cuisine offers something completely unique thanks to the strong North African influence. Here are the flavours, ingredients and dishes that make it such an exciting place to visit.
Map guide: the best restaurants in Calabria
Map guide: the best restaurants in Calabria
Map guide: the best restaurants in Calabria
by Great Italian Chefs
04 July 2018
Brothers Matteo and Salvatore Aloe, who grew up in Calabria before opening their Radio Alice pizzerias in both Italy and London, share their favourite restaurants, cafés and bars in the sunny southern region.
Case Marzu: Sardinia's illegal cheese
Casu Marzu: Sardinia's illegal cheese
Casu Marzu: Sardinia's illegal cheese
by Great Italian Chefs
29 June 2018
Normally, if your cheese looks like it’s wriggling, you’d throw it straight in the bin. But on the island of Sardinia, rural cheesemakers actively encourage maggots to worm their way through their products. Get to know more about this traditional cheese (if you’ve got a strong stomach!) and why it’s so popular in Sardinia.
The breads of Sardinia
The breads of Sardinia
The breads of Sardinia
by Great Italian Chefs
29 June 2018
Sardinia is an island famous for its bread, with hundreds of different varieties baked for daily consumption or religious occasions. Here are some of the most celebrated varieties and the reason why Sardinian bakers are the best in Italy.
The complete foodie guide to Sardinia
The complete foodie guide to Sardinia
The complete foodie guide to Sardinia
by Pete Dreyer
29 June 2018
Sardinia’s rich and varied history has made it an incomparable food destination, with influences stretching back 2,500 years. Learn more about the food and drink of this beautiful Mediterranean paradise.

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Italy's regional cuisine Sardinia
Sardinia
Sardinia
29 June 2018
Breathtaking views, white sandy beaches, clear waters and a culture unlike anything else you'd find in Italy – Sardinia is a very special place that needs to be visited. Take a look at the ingredients, flavours and dishes that make it a gastronomic paradise.
The cheeses of Sardinia
The cheeses of Sardinia
The cheeses of Sardinia
by Luciana Squadrilli
29 June 2018
Luciana Squadrilli introduces nine of the most unusual, delicious and downright disturbing cheeses made on the island of Sardinia, utilising everything from powdered clay and olive oil to maggots and goat stomachs.
Maccheroncini di Campofilone: Le Marche’s 600-year-old pasta
Maccheroncini di Campofilone: Marche’s 600-year-ol...
Maccheroncini di Campofilone: Marche’s 600-year-old pasta
by Great Italian Chefs
22 May 2018
Marche is a region of many gastronomic delights, but chief among them is maccheroncini di Campofilone – a rich, silky egg pasta that has been produced in the region for 600 years and counting.
Fritto misto: the famous fried foods of Le Marche
Fritto misto: the famous deep-fried foods of March...
Fritto misto: the famous deep-fried foods of Marche
by Luciana Squadrilli
22 May 2018
Luciana Squadrilli introduces us to the four most famous breaded, battered and fried foods found in Marche which make up the region’s popular fritto misto.
The complete foodie guide to Marche
The complete foodie guide to Marche
The complete foodie guide to Marche
by Great Italian Chefs
22 May 2018
A stunning Adriatic coastline to the east, beautiful mountains to the west and an all-encompassing love for deep-fried food – Marche is one of Italy’s undiscovered gems. Read our guide for a crash course in this central Italian region’s beautiful produce, dishes and cooking techniques.
Brodetto: a different kettle of fish
Brodetto: a different kettle of fish
Brodetto: a different kettle of fish
by Great Italian Chefs
22 May 2018
All along the coast of Marche, fishermen return with small fry that never make it to market. Instead, these scraps become brodetto – a delicious fish soup that is a hallmark of Marchigiani cuisine.
Ciauscolo: Marche’s secret salami
Ciauscolo: the story behind Marche's favourite sal...
Ciauscolo: the story behind Marche's favourite salumi
by Great Italian Chefs
22 May 2018
Think you know your sausages? Take a look at Marche's favourite salumi ciauscolo – a spreadable pork sausage that has to be tasted to be believed.
Le Marche
Marche
Marche
22 May 2018
Boasting one of Italy’s most pristine coastlines to the east and rolling hills full of gastronomic treats to the west, Marche is a region of Italy that just begs to be discovered.
Map guide: where to eat and drink in South Tyrol
Map guide: where to eat and drink in Alta Badia
Map guide: where to eat and drink in Alta Badia
by Great Italian Chefs
14 May 2018
We asked some of South Tyrol’s most esteemed Michelin-starred chefs where they like to eat, drink, shop and relax in the region's most beautiful town, Alta Badia. Take a look at where they suggest and eat like a local next time you’re there.
The Three Ages of Grana Padano
The three ages of Grana Padano PDO
The three ages of Grana Padano PDO
by Great Italian Chefs
09 May 2018
Think Grana Padano is all the same? Think again. Italy’s famous cheese is in fact aged to three different stages, resulting in three distinct flavour profiles to match different ingredients and flavours. Here's how to choose the right one for your dish.
EDIT: Turin's two-storey food hub
EDIT: Turin's two-storey food hub
EDIT: Turin's two-storey food hub
by Tom Riby
04 May 2018
Tom Riby heads to Turin to check out EDIT, a two-storey gastronomic mecca dedicated to great food and great company in equal measure.
Cristina Bowerman’s guide to Rome
Cristina Bowerman’s guide to Rome
Cristina Bowerman’s guide to Rome
by Amy Gulick
03 May 2018
The Italian capital is a must-visit for anyone who loves Italian food – but knowing which restaurants to visit is key to avoiding the tourist traps. Take a look at where chef Cristina Bowerman likes to eat, drink and shop in Rome.
The complete foodie guide to Abruzzo
The complete foodie guide to Abruzzo
The complete foodie guide to Abruzzo
by Great Italian Chefs
23 April 2018
With the Apennine Mountains to the west and the Adriatic Sea to the east, Abruzzo is one of Italy’s most stunning regions. Still wild and unspoilt, its fantastic food reflects the simple agricultural practices that have shaped the area. Get to know more about this very pretty part of Italy.
Abruzzo’s best lamb dishes
Abruzzo’s best lamb dishes
Abruzzo’s best lamb dishes
by Great Italian Chefs
23 April 2018
In the mountains of Abruzzo, shepherds rear some of the finest lamb in all of Italy. Take a look at some of the region’s most famous lamb dishes and get a taste for the local cuisine.
Abruzzo
Abruzzo
Abruzzo
23 April 2018
Lamb, chillies, anchovies, bitter liqueurs – the most iconic parts of Abruzzo’s local cuisine are what makes it stand out from the other regions of central and southern Italy. Get to know more about this beautiful untouched part of the country and what to eat and drink when you get there.
Italy’s best traditional regional pies and stuffed breads
Italy’s best traditional regional pies and stuffed...
Italy’s best traditional regional pies and stuffed breads
by Luciana Squadrilli
17 April 2018
Luciana Squadrilli sheds light on Italy’s love affair with the pie, ranging from the pumpkin-topped farinata of Liguria in the north to the stuffed doughs of Puglia in the south.
Wooding lab: Bringing wild food to the masses
Wooding lab: bringing wild food to the masses
Wooding lab: bringing wild food to the masses
by Great Italian Chefs
13 April 2018
Wooding Wild Food Lab is the world’s only wild food research facility. We stopped for a chat with founder Valeria Margherita Mosca, and got a behind the scenes look at everything Wooding does. Take a look!
The cheeses of South Tyrol
The cheeses of South Tyrol
The cheeses of South Tyrol
by Great Italian Chefs
09 April 2018
For a remote mountainous region, South Tyrol produces an incredible amount of cheeses which make the most of the area’s beautiful alpine milk. If you’re visiting the area or looking for something distinctly north Italian from the cheese counter, these are the varieties to watch out for.
Abruzzo’s local amari and liqueurs
Abruzzo’s local amari and liqueurs
Abruzzo’s local amari and liqueurs
by Great Italian Chefs
04 April 2018
Often strong, always bitter and full of herbal, citrusy flavour, the various liqueurs (or liquori), infusions and distillates of Abruzzo are perfect after-dinner digestifs and have become the secret weapon of many world-class bartenders. Here are some of the most popular.
Umbria
Umbria
Umbria
29 March 2018
The green heart of Italy is home to stunning hill towns, forests full of wild boar and truffles and one of Italy's largest lakes. Find out more about Umbria's rich food culture.
Santucci’s legacy: the saffron plains of Abruzzo
Santucci’s legacy: the saffron plains of Abruzzo
Santucci’s legacy: the saffron plains of Abruzzo
by Great Italian Chefs
28 March 2018
Just eight hectares of land are dedicated to saffron production in Abruzzo, but the harvested stems are widely regarded as the best in the world. And it’s all thanks to one thirteenth century monk.
Diavolino: Abruzzo’s chilli pepper
Diavolino: Abruzzo’s chilli pepper
Diavolino: Abruzzo’s chilli pepper
by Great Italian Chefs
26 March 2018
There’s fire in the hearts of the people of Abruzzo. Whether it’s spring, summer, autumn or winter, little fresh or dried chillies find their way into all sorts of local dishes, adding a unique heat to the region’s cuisine.
Raf Alajmo's guide to Venice
Raf Alajmo's guide to Venice
Raf Alajmo's guide to Venice
by Amy Gulick
14 March 2018
The man behind one of Italy’s most famous three-starred restaurants, Le Calandre, shares his favourite places to eat and drink in the world’s most beautiful city.
The complete foodie guide to Umbria
The complete foodie guide to Umbria
The complete foodie guide to Umbria
by Great Italian Chefs
01 March 2018
Pork, boar, truffles and some very special lentils – of all the regions in Italy, Umbria offers some of the best food and drink in the country. Discover the ingredients, dishes and flavours that make this part of central Italy a gastronome’s paradise.
Norcia: Italy’s capital of pork
Norcia: Italy’s capital of pork
Norcia: Italy’s capital of pork
by Great Italian Chefs
27 February 2018
It might not be Umbria’s biggest city, but the beautiful town of Norcia is famous throughout Italy for its incredible butchers and charcuterie.
How pasta took over the world
How pasta took over the world
How pasta took over the world
by Great Italian Chefs
15 February 2018
From the dining tables of Italian royalty to becoming a weekly staple in countries all over the world, pasta has been on a serious journey. Take a look at how it’s changed and transformed over the centuries.
From the sauce: the stories behind Italy’s famous pasta dishes
From the sauce: the stories behind Italy’s famous ...
From the sauce: the stories behind Italy’s famous pasta dishes
by Great Italian Chefs
15 February 2018
Ever wondered where carbonara gets its name from, or why is Bolognese sauce such a talking point in Emilia-Romagna? We take a look at five of Italy’s most famous pasta sauces and discover their historic origins.
Woodland treasures: the truffles of Umbria
Woodland treasures: the truffles of Umbria
Woodland treasures: the truffles of Umbria
by Great Italian Chefs
02 February 2018
Producing more black truffles than any other Italian region makes Umbria a magical place for foodies the world over, but it takes a lot of work to seek out these very special fungi.
The wild meats and fish of Umbria
The wild meats and fish of Umbria
The wild meats and fish of Umbria
by Great Italian Chefs
01 February 2018
With rolling hills, lush forests and the beautiful Lake Trasimeno, Umbria certainly isn’t short of beautiful scenery – and it’s the wild animals, game birds and freshwater fish found throughout the area that have helped shape the local cuisine.
Umbria’s most famous cured meats
Umbria’s most famous cured meats
Umbria’s most famous cured meats
by Luciana Squadrilli
23 January 2018
Luciana Squadrilli takes a look at the most famous salumi found in Umbria, a region known for its incredible pork and skilled butchers.
Italy’s best regional gnocchi dishes
Italy’s best regional gnocchi dishes
Italy’s best regional gnocchi dishes
by Great Italian Chefs
18 January 2018
The Italians are experts at taking humble ingredients like ricotta, potato or semolina and shaping them into beautiful little dumplings to be adorned with sauce. Here are six different gnocchi varieties for you to try at home.
Italy’s best traditional regional desserts
Italy’s best traditional regional desserts
Italy’s best traditional regional desserts
by Luciana Squadrilli
11 January 2018
Luciana Squadrilli introduces twelve of Italy’s most beloved traditional desserts, each one representative of a certain region’s local cuisine.
Neapolitan pizza-making: a UNESCO-recognised art
Neapolitan pizza-making: a UNESCO-recognised art
Neapolitan pizza-making: a UNESCO-recognised art
by Luciana Squadrilli
18 December 2017
Luciana Squadrilli takes a look at the reasons why UNESCO decided to recognise the art of pizza making in Naples, and what this means for the hard-working pizzaiuoli.
Our best-ever Christmas dinner menus: Christmas Eve
Our best-ever Christmas dinner menus: Christmas Ev...
Our best-ever Christmas dinner menus: Christmas Eve
by Great Italian Chefs
12 December 2017
Old traditions die hard in Italy. On Christmas Eve, families across the country celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes, abstaining from all meat and covering the table in a bounty of fish and seafood.
Our best-ever Christmas dinner menus: Tuscan
Our best-ever Christmas dinner menus: Tuscan
Our best-ever Christmas dinner menus: Tuscan
by Great Italian Chefs
08 December 2017
In Tuscany, Christmas dinner is completely different to what you’ll find in the rest of the world (and even within Italy). Make this year different from the others with our quintessentially Tuscan five-course feast.
Italian Michelin Guide Results 2018
Italian Michelin Guide Results 2018
Italian Michelin Guide Results 2018
by Great Italian Chefs
16 November 2017
A full list of the Italian Michelin Guide results for 2018. See who's won or lost stars and discover some up-and-coming gems.
Italian Michelin Guide Results 2019
Italian Michelin Guide Results 2019
Italian Michelin Guide Results 2019
by Great Italian Chefs
16 November 2017
A full list of the Italian Michelin Guide results for 2019. See who's won or lost stars and discover some up-and-coming gems.
Italian Michelin Guide 2018: our predictions
Italian Michelin Guide 2018: our predictions
Italian Michelin Guide 2018: our predictions
by Great Italian Chefs
15 November 2017
With so many Michelin-starred restaurants in Italy, there are bound to be some movers and shakers in this year’s guide. Here’s who we think will be gaining stars.
Eataly World FICO: a look inside Italy's foodie theme park
Eataly World FICO: a first look at Italy's foodie ...
Eataly World FICO: a first look at Italy's foodie theme park
by Tom Shingler
13 November 2017
We were one of the first to experience Eataly World FICO – a huge theme park just outside Bologna where you can learn about and taste the incredible regional foods of Italy. Take a look at what's inside.
Antonio Carluccio: the man who brought Italian food to the UK
Antonio Carluccio: the man who brought Italian foo...
Antonio Carluccio: the man who brought Italian food to the UK
by Great British Chefs
08 November 2017
As news breaks on the passing of the celebrity chef and restaurateur, we take a look at the impact he had on the British food scene and share some of his beautiful recipes.
'Nduja: Spilinga’s spicy, spreadable super sausage
'Nduja: Spilinga’s spicy, spreadable super sausage
'Nduja: Spilinga’s spicy, spreadable super sausage
by Great Italian Chefs
02 November 2017
'Nduja has been a staple of the Calabrian diet for centuries, but the spicy pork salumi has enjoyed international popularity in recent years. We travelled to its birthplace of Spilinga to find out what makes truly great 'nduja.

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Italy's regional cuisine Lardo di Colonnata: a hidden treasure in the Apuan Alps
Lardo di Colonnata: a hidden treasure in the Apuan...
Lardo di Colonnata: a hidden treasure in the Apuan Alps
by Great Italian Chefs
30 October 2017
Lardo is prized today for its rich, sweet and savoury flavour and creamy texture, but it wasn’t always that way. We headed to Colonnata – the home of lardo – to see exactly how this tasty salumi is made and to find out more about its intriguing history.

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Italy's regional cuisine Green gold: Bronte’s pistachio harvest in pictures
Green gold: Bronte’s pistachio harvest in pictures
Green gold: Bronte’s pistachio harvest in pictures
by Great Italian Chefs
24 October 2017
We talk to pistachio farmers Giuseppina and Alfio Paparo to get a behind-the-scenes look at the biennial pistachio harvest in Bronte – home of the world’s best pistachios.
Italy’s best traditional soups and broths
Italy’s best traditional soups and broths
Italy’s best traditional soups and broths
by Luciana Squadrilli
23 October 2017
Luciana Squadrilli introduces nine of the most traditional and delicious winter soup dishes found throughout Italy, including the classic minestrone and some more unusual regional delicacies.

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Italy's regional cuisine Massimiliano Alajmo: patents and pizza
Massimiliano Alajmo: patents and pizza
Massimiliano Alajmo: patents and pizza
by Pete Dreyer
18 October 2017
They say the old recipes are the best – Massimiliano Alajmo disagrees. We talk to the prodigious chef of the three-starred Le Calandre in Veneto about his latest invention – the ‘pjzza’ – and his journey to get it patented.
Leftover pumpkin recipes
10 leftover pumpkin recipes
10 leftover pumpkin recipes
by Great British Chefs
17 October 2017
It wouldn’t be Halloween without pumpkin carving. However, once you are finished creating your ghoulish masterpiece, don’t let the rest of your pumpkin go to waste. We’ve put together a range of tasty ideas that will ensure you’ll never overlook those Halloween pumpkin leftovers again.
Five of our favourite Grana Padano recipes
Five of our favourite Grana Padano recipes
Five of our favourite Grana Padano recipes
by Great Italian Chefs
12 October 2017
Grana Padano is one of Italy's best-loved cheeses, and a mainstay of Italian pantries all over the country, not just in the north where it is produced. Although all Grana Padano is made by the same rigorous method, the flavour varies massively depending how long the cheese has been aged for.
Pietro Leemann: the Italian vegetarian
Pietro Leemann: the Italian vegetarian
Pietro Leemann: the Italian vegetarian
by Ollie Lloyd
11 October 2017
Ollie Lloyd talks to the chef responsible for founding the fine dining vegetarian movement in Italy about the challenges of cooking vegetables and our changing attitudes to food.
Barilla World Pasta Championship 2017: the world cup of pasta
Barilla Pasta World Championship 2017: the world c...
Barilla Pasta World Championship 2017: the world cup of pasta
by Ollie Lloyd
11 October 2017
Ollie Lloyd travels to Italy to see the world’s greatest pasta chefs battle it out over three days. Learn more about the global competition and find out who took home the coveted trophy.
Five amazing, versatile ricotta recipes
Five of our favourite ricotta recipes
Five of our favourite ricotta recipes
by Pete Dreyer
06 October 2017
Ricotta is easy to find and incredibly versatile – working beautifully in a whole host of sweet and savoury dishes, from ravioli to cakes and pastries! Here are five of our favourite ricotta recipes, courtesy of some of our great Italian chefs and food writers.
Gualtiero Marchesi: the godfather of Italian cuisine
Gualtiero Marchesi: the godfather of Italian cuisi...
Gualtiero Marchesi: the godfather of Italian cuisine
by Great Italian Chefs
05 October 2017
We talk to legendary Italian chef Gualtiero Marchesi about the future of Italian cuisine, the evolution of food away from Michelin and his own relationship with those three coveted stars.
10 must-try dishes when you’re in Sicily
10 must-try dishes when you’re in Sicily
10 must-try dishes when you’re in Sicily
by Great Italian Chefs
29 September 2017
Influences from Arabia, Africa, Spain (and, of course, Italy) make Sicilian cuisine a veritable melting pot of flavour. Here are ten of the island’s most famous dishes that simply must be tasted if you’re visiting the crossroads of the Mediterranean.

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Italy's regional cuisine The art of antipasti
The art of antipasti
The art of antipasti
by Amy Gulick
22 September 2017
Amy Gulick guides us through the history of antipasti, with a few fantastic recipes to inspire you for your next Italian feast.
Barilla Pasta World Championships 2017: The search for the world’s best pasta chef
Barilla Pasta World Championships 2017: The search...
Barilla Pasta World Championships 2017: The search for the world’s best pasta chef
by Ollie Lloyd
21 September 2017
The Barilla Pasta World Championships are on the horizon – we take a look at the UK’s entrant and delve behind the scenes of Academia Barilla’s pasta celebration.
Francesco Mazzei’s guide to Lazio
Francesco Mazzei’s guide to Lazio
Francesco Mazzei’s guide to Lazio
by Great Italian Chefs
18 September 2017
The UK’s most acclaimed Italian chef shares his favourite places to visit in Lazio, from the best ice cream in Rome to fantastic fish on the coast.

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Italy's regional cuisine Grana Padano: Italy’s big cheese
Grana Padano: Italy’s big cheese
Grana Padano: Italy’s big cheese
by Great Italian Chefs
08 September 2017
In a country famed for having so many cheeses, it can be hard for one particular cheese to stand out. That’s why the producers of Grana Padano banded together in the 1950s to help it become one of the most beloved cheeses in Italy – and beyond. Get to know a bit more about this very special cheese and how it differs from Parmesan.
Franciacorta: Italy’s best-kept sparkling secret
Franciacorta: Italy’s best-kept sparkling secret
Franciacorta: Italy’s best-kept sparkling secret
by Victoria Glass
07 September 2017
Forget the Prosecco – Victoria Glass says this as yet unknown Italian fizz is set to take the world by storm. Find out why and get stockpiling.

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Italian wine The most beautiful borghi of central Italy
Where to eat in central Italy's most beautiful bor...
Where to eat in central Italy's most beautiful borghi
by Great Italian Chefs
25 August 2017
We talk to some of Italy’s most celebrated Michelin-starred chefs about their favourite borghi, the charming historic villages found throughout the centre of the country, and where to eat whilst visiting them.

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Italy's regional cuisine Ciccio Sultano’s guide to Sicily
Ciccio Sultano’s guide to Sicily
Ciccio Sultano’s guide to Sicily
by Pete Dreyer
25 August 2017
Sicily is a real treasure island of food – as long as you know where to look. We tagged along with Sicily’s very own Michelin-starred chef Ciccio Sultano, as he showed us a few of his favourite spots.

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Italy's regional cuisine Marco Stabile's guide to Florence
Marco Stabile's guide to Florence
Marco Stabile's guide to Florence
by Pete Dreyer
14 August 2017
As the head chef and owner of Ora d’Aria – one of Florence’s best restaurants – Marco Stabile is celebrated across the region as one of the great Tuscan chefs. So, who better to show us the gastronomic sights of the city?

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Italy's regional cuisine Little fish, big flavour: the anchovies of Italy
Little fish, big flavour: the anchovies of Italy
Little fish, big flavour: the anchovies of Italy
by Luciana Squadrilli
01 August 2017
The alici (or acciughe) of Italy are plump, flavourful and among the best in the world. Luciana Squadrilli takes us on a tour of the country’s most famous anchovy fishing villages, and how the local cooks turn them into incredible dishes.

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Italy's regional cuisine The power of pesto
The power of pesto
The power of pesto
by Luciana Squadrilli
17 July 2017
Luciana Squadrilli takes a closer look at one of Italy’s most famous sauces, before listing the lesser-known variants from other parts of the country.

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Italy's regional cuisine 10 filled pasta recipes that will inspire you to dust off your pasta machine
6 filled pasta recipes that will inspire you to du...
6 filled pasta recipes that will inspire you to dust off your pasta machine
by Pete Dreyer
12 July 2017
A true staple of Italian cuisine, filled pasta is loved the world over. Take a look at our favourite dishes from some of Italy’s top chefs.
Aperitivo: 5 Italian cocktails perfect for summer
Aperitivo: 5 Italian cocktails perfect for summer
Aperitivo: 5 Italian cocktails perfect for summer
by Great Italian Chefs
12 July 2017
Make summer just that little bit more enjoyable with one of these refreshing, delicious and quintessentially Italian tipples.
5 next-level burrata recipes
5 next-level burrata recipes
5 next-level burrata recipes
by Pete Dreyer
12 July 2017
Burrata is becoming increasingly available in good delicatessens, so why not brush up on some of our favourite recipes?
Beyond bruschetta: 10 ways to combine tomatoes and bread
Beyond bruschetta: the regional bread and tomato s...
Beyond bruschetta: the regional bread and tomato salads of Italy
by Luciana Squadrilli
08 June 2017
Luciana Squadrilli takes some fresh, ripe tomatoes and some leftover bread and creates ten incredible Italian classics that are perfect for summertime feasting – and you don’t even need to cook them.

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