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How to Enjoy the Italian Aperitif | 5 tips for an Italian Style Happy Hour

How to Enjoy the Italian Aperitif | 5 tips for an Italian Style Happy Hour

The perfect Italian cocktail hour What does an Italian do after a long day of work? Well, an Italian certainly doesn’t go home without having an aperitif  [aperitivo] with friends. Drinking, eating, chatting and toasting the end of the day are the basic ingredients for an Italian happy hour. Here are five tips to enjoy...
How to Enjoy Fresh Tomatoes | 4 Ideas for Easy Italian Food

How to Enjoy Fresh Tomatoes | 4 Ideas for Easy Italian Food

Tomato season in Italy As the weeks get hotter and the days get lazier, it’s time for one of our favorite foods: fresh tomatoes. Red and juicy, plump and bright, when tomatoes are in season they are the ideal ingredient for a delicious meal that celebrates authentic Italian cuisine.     Whether you choose San...
How to Enjoy Italian Gelato | 5 Perfect Accompaniments to a Frozen Treat

How to Enjoy Italian Gelato | 5 Perfect Accompaniments to a Frozen Treat

A cool Italian classic When summer comes, hordes of eager children – and adults – run to to the closest ice cream parlor. Maybe you have noticed that some of these frozen treats are very creamy while others are smoother and a few are denser. Not all of these desserts are made the same which means...
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    Graye Collection
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    Amarcore Studio Design
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Italian Designer Hotels | Top 6 Dream Accomodations

Italian Designer Hotels | Top 6 Dream Accomodations

 The Best Luxury Rooms Have you ever dreamed of what it would be like to stay in the beautiful home of an important Italian designer?  While you might never get an invitation to spend the night in the luxurious linens of Alberta Ferretti’s spare bedroom, you can come close by staying in her hotel. Find...
How to Make Espresso at Home | 5 Tips for the Perfect Italian Coffee

How to Make Espresso at Home | 5 Tips for the Perfect Italian Coffee

  Have you ever gone to your favorite café and watched in awe as the barista expertly makes a rich and flavorful espresso?  Well, if you’re as addicted to Italian coffee as we are, you dream of that aroma even when you’re sitting at home. That’s why an Italian moka is something we can’t live...
How to Keep Cool This Summer with 5 Simple Sicilian Ingredients

How to Keep Cool This Summer with 5 Simple Sicilian Ingredients

A fresh taste of Sicily When some people think of Southern Italian cuisine their mind immediately goes to heavy pastas, deep fried doughs and very large dishes, but spend just a bit of time under the sun on the beach in Sicily and you might start to remember that in an area this hot, there...
Italian Vermouth | Part 2, Cocktail Recipes

Italian Vermouth | Part 2, Cocktail Recipes

Some like it red and some like it white Whether it’s red or white, Italian vermouth is one of the most versatile cocktail ingredients. Red vermouth makes us think of passion and energy, while white vermouth is perfect for the cool elegance of a refined get-together.  No matter what your personality or taste, we’ve gathered...
Italian Vermouth | Part 1

Italian Vermouth | Part 1

The king of aperitifs The aperitivo is a ritual in Italy, especially on spring and summer evenings. The breeze is light, the sky is clear, the streets are bright with flowers and friends and coworkers chat with drinks in hand. It’s aperitif time and, in Italy, most cocktails are made with vermouth. While vermouth might often...
A Shot of Italian Design | 6 Delicious Italian Espresso Cups

A Shot of Italian Design | 6 Delicious Italian Espresso Cups

  When you wake up in the morning, when you’re having trouble getting through the middle of the workday, when you want to sit down and chat with a friend, espresso is there to give you a few sips of rich, roasted deliciousness. For a beverage that has such a hold on Italians and people...
Herbarium Taste | Valentina Raffaelli

Herbarium Taste | Valentina Raffaelli

Food design for nutrition Food design might be a hot topic nowadays, but Valentina Raffaelli has given it a technical spin that is new, fresh, and focused on health.     Influenced by her background as an architect and designer, she investigates the matter behind the form, and the taste, of everyday foods. The result...
Homemade eggless Pasta | Pasta fatta in casa senza uova

Homemade eggless Pasta | Pasta fatta in casa senza uova

    Making pasta by hand is sensual. First you knead the dough, hugging it with your fingers to pull it toward you, then digging the heels of your hands into it and pushing it away, in a soothing rhythm. Then, you let the dough rest for a while and finally, you shape the pasta....
Homemade Egg Pasta | Pasta all'uovo fatta in casa

Homemade Egg Pasta | Pasta all’uovo fatta in casa

  The slapping sound made by pasta dough being rolled was the soundtrack of the Sunday mornings of my childhood (in Italy). When I arrived in the kitchen to have breakfast, I would find the pastry board (spianatoia) on the dining table and my mother working on it with her rolling pin (mattarello) to flatten...