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Tiramisù: the recipe of the Italian signature dessert

The Tiramisù is probably the most popular dessert of the world. Everybody wants to have a bite when it comes to this creamy delicacy of the Italian food tradition. The origin of the tiramisù dates back to 1970 when the pastry chef of a restaurant in Treviso (A few miles north of Venice) decided to apport a few changes to an energetic dessert made of eggs and sugar. That particular drink was usually given to old people and children because of the invigorating properties of the eggs, known to be rich in proteins, calcium and magnesium. Loly Linguanotto, this is…

Spritz: the recipe of the Italian signature cocktail

The Spritz is the Italian signature cocktail and its recipe is actually very easy as long as you have the right ingredients. Follow the steps here below to enjoy one of the most appreciated pre-dinner cocktails and to truly experience what the Milanese aperitivo is all about. The glass First you need to choose the right glass where to pour all of the ingredients. It needs to be either a rock glass (or old fashioned glass) or a red wine glass. See the gallery here below. The ice Fill the glass with ice cubes. They do not need to be…

What’s wrong with this picture? The real spaghetti recipe!

The spaghetti recipe is actually one of the simplest one. It is not hard to put together the right ingredients to delight your stomach but it seems that the internet is populated by fake and weird recipes. I came across this picture while looking for a nice pic to post on this blog. What I saw gave me the shivers. What is wrong with this picture? There is tiny detail that makes the whole spaghetti recipe wrong! If you look carefully to the topping of the spaghetti you will see two green leaves. In the background there is a bit…

Patavini: gnocchi in the heart of New York City

Patavini the “gnocchi makers” have just conquered New York City. The Italian food company has opened a brand new store in Columbus Circle, right next to Grom (the gelato guys!) the other big name of Italian food in this area of Manhattan. The Patavini company is actually quite new. It was founded just recently  by two Italian young entrepreneurs: Luca Marco Giraldin and Riccardo Bertoncello. They both share a  deep passion for food and a strong desire to export this typical Italian delicacy which is not as known as pizza or pasta. In a recent interview released to Corriere del…

Mamma Italia tells you how to find genuine Italian food around the globe

Mamma Italia is a brand new app developed by a team of Italians willing to share tips and advices about Italian food and the best way to find it around the globe. The guys behind Mamma Italia (Caterina Diglio, Ivano Rotondo, Gaetano Biondo, Luca Marmo and Claudio Vitale) have basically created a localizer for grocery stores with one big feature in common: they must sell genuine Italian food. The aim of this app available for both Android and ios is twofold: helping the Italian expats to find a bit of mamma’s kitchen when they are abroad and help the Italian…

Five Guys Burger to open soon in Milan

Five Guys, one of the most popular burger joints of the world is now about to open in Milan. The origin of the Five Guys venture dates back to 1986 when Jerry and Jaine Murrell decided to open their very first restaurant in Arlington, Virginia. It was just a small restaurant but it became soon the most popular burger joint in town. The recipe of the success of the first Five Guys was very simple: fresh and genuine ingredients. From the burger meat to the bun, everything was cooked at the moment of the purchase. From the end of the…

Italian cookbooks: the best ones!

Italian cookbooks: the best ones! If you digit the keyword “Italian cookbooks” on Amazon.com the result of your search will be a long list of almost 11.000 items. Which is too much! You will need to scroll down plenty of pages to find the best ones or at least the ones that most meet your needs. This is why we have created this list of Italian cookbooks that we believe are the best ones in terms of reliability. Il Cucchiaio d’ Argento (The Silver Spoon) Il Cucchiaio d’ Argento, the Silver Spoon in its English version, is the ultimate collection…

Thick or thin? What’s your favorite pizza?

A pizza in Milan is always a good choice! When it comes to choosing where to go to have a pizza in Milan there are plenty of options. But before you start checking over the internet where to book a table, you need to make a relevant choice: thick or thin crust? If you are more into the classic italian pizza, like they do it in Naples, the restaurant “Lievito Madre” would be the perfect match to your thirst of natural ingredients. Owned and managed by the Sorbillo family, that opened its first restaurant in Naples in 1935, this pizzeria offers…

Ghe Sem: Asian food meets the Italian culinary tradition

Ghe Sem is a particular restaurant in Milan that offers the right mix of Chinese and Italian food culture: Dim Sum filled with typical italian ingredients. The Dim Sum stand to the Chinese food culture as the tapas stand to the Spanish one: a collection of Chinese dishes that are usually steamed or fried. Particularly popular in the southern regions of China the rite of the Dim Sum is usually combined with the Yum Cha, the art of drinking tea. Given the huge popularity that the Asian food culture has acquired in the western world, the owners of Ghe Sem decided to combine…

Matcha is the new thing: 3 health benefits of the japanese green tea

Matcha is a unique to Japan green tea. It grows only in the Nipponese islands where has been celebrated for centuries. It is said that the Japanese warriors, the samurais, used to drink it before going to the battle camp due to its energizing and reinvigorating effects. While the preparation of traditional teas consists of an infusion of the tea leaves, matcha requires a different process.  In order to enjoy a good cup of this japanese tea it is necessary to pulverize the leaves and then add hot water to the matcha powder. The health benefits of this energizing drink  are various…