Italian Food and Instagram

A recent survey identified which traditional Italian dishes are the most Instagrammed. Each time I open Instagram, I can see clearly how much Italian 🇮🇹 food occupies a place of considerable importance in our diets and lifestyle. Not everything can end on our Social profile; there is a need to catch the eye with color, […]

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Needs Ice Only

NIO It is a line of ready-mixed cocktails. NIO means “Need Ice Only,” it needs a glass as well–the prettier the better–(at least for me) ☺️. It should be the right one for the drink at hand! 🍹🍸 NIO is an Italian startup that has come up with a line of ready-made drinks just to […]

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Pistachio-Mania

Since my childhood I had a long love affair with Pistachio Ice Cream. I loved the pastel green color, and of course the subtle and smooth sweet & savory taste. It was a classic, especially paired with Vanilla (for me). It stands out for that its delicate and salty aftertaste, which can be perfectly combined […]

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Cute Details for Everyday

I received these little ceramics just recently. Some attentive reader may have noticed them in my last post about the all time classic “Spaghetti Aglio & Olio,” looking pretty next to my plate.  They are little “cutlery rest” when setting an informal table for everyday,  to brighten up the table with a touch of class, […]

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Easter Sunday

Another Easter in Lockdown Per se it is not that bad, it is just Easter but less pretentious. More intimate, no travel to fashionable places, nothing much. It is even less stressful. I recall I thought the same about Christmas, and NY Eve. Some traditions can be maintained nevertheless, like having the typical “Colomba Pasquale” […]

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Chocolate Ravioli

Giovanni Rana is the grandfather that all marketing students would like, the real savvy of the “large-scale retail trade” hype.  Here is his new product  Sweet chocolate ravioli by Giovanni Rana, a limited edition from the famous supermarket pasta factory. The product that was first launched in 2009 (with little success), but now in the […]

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La Cucina Italiana

Well-well! Some good news in this troublesome 2020 year. The distinguished Condé Nast Magazine is engaging the best chefs from Italy to bring the Italian culinary tradition to the highest Unesco recognition (#lacucinaitalianagoestounesco). They believe that “Italian cuisine” is an intangible heritage for humanity and should be part of the UNESCO world heritage. The initiative […]

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Our Passion for Coffee

Italians have a passion for coffee and I am as passionate as my fellow Italians.  Coffee ☕️ for us means first and foremost “Espresso.” Espresso Italiano coffee must be prepared exclusively with professional bar machines and using a blend of coffee beans. Specifically,  the dose of ground coffee for an espresso cup between 7 and […]

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