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Here is the list of the best food cultures of the world

Which are the best food cultures of the world? A recent survey by cnn.com has the answer to this question. From America to Europe and Asia these food cultures around the globe have something for everyone, according to Zoe Li (editor at cnn.com). 10. United States of America Hamburger, fries and a lot of meat! 9. Mexico Tacos, enchilladas and…hot chilli peppers! 8. Thailand Chicken and spices…kind of a lot of them! 7. Greece The smell of the mediterranean sea joins the mouth at every bite 6. India It is not just about tea and curry… 5. Japan Sushi, sashimi…

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…

RED Bistrot Libreria: where coffee and books meet!

There is a new bar in town. The answer to the recent clamor about the opening of a Starbucks in Milan is a new place for coffee but this time it is 100% Italian. RED Bistrot Libreria has just opened a new store in the city of Milan. While the first one welcomes its guests in the Porta Nuova district with its modern and overwhelming skyscrapers, the opening of RED Bistrot Libreria in the Brera district marks the beginning of a new relationship between the company and the city of Milan. The building chosen to host this new bar dates…

New openings in Milan: Five Guys Burgers and Starbucks

New openings in Milan! Five Guys Burgers and Starbucks have just opened their doors to the Milanese citizens. We have  already talked about these new openings in our recent posts and now that these two American food retailers have started serving their delicacies it is time to check if the expectations have been respected. Starbucks in Milan The founder of Starbucks decided to open the first store after a visit to Milan more than thirty years ago. He liked the way Italians enjoyed coffee. It was not ( and it is not!) just about sipping coffee. A coffee in an…

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…

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…

Italy’s Osteria Francescana named best restaurant of the World

Osteria Francescana the Italian restaurant owned and managed by chef Massimo Bottura has just been named the best restaurant of the World. In a ceremony that took place in the coastal city of Bilbao in Spain 50 chefs from the four corners of the world gathered to assist to the awards ceremony and to see who among them would be crowned as the king (or queen) of food. The third place was conquered by Mirazur the restaurant in Mentone (France) owned by the Argentinian chef of Italian descent Mauro Colagreco. On the second step of the podium there is El…

How to enjoy a cappuccino as Italians do

The cappuccino is probably one of the most popular hot drink on planet earth. It is known to be a must of the Italian food tradition but its origin might surprise our readers. The story of the cappuccino dates back to the 17th century when an Italian monk belonging to the Capuchins order went to Vienna as counsellor to the emperor Leopold the First. He stopped in what is known to be the very first coffee house of Europe called “Zur Blauen Flasche” ( the blue flask/bottle). The owner of the coffee house was a Polish soldier Georg Kolschitsky who apparently…

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…