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Cascina Cuccagna: from brunch to lunch…and dinner!

Cascina Cuccagna is an old farm in the heart of Milano and more precisely in the Porta Romana district. The origin of the Cascina Cuccagna dates back to the beginning of the 18th century. The Cascina then known as Cassina Torchio was owned and managed by the monks of the Fatebenefratelli order who cultivated the medical herbs in the nearby lands and fields. The Cascina Cuccagna was then named after another nearby farmhouse which was destroyed, to make room for some  new urban infrastructures, at the beginning of the 20th century. When in the late 90s of last century it…

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…

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…

LuBar: breakfast at the museum

LuBar is a new coffee house and luncheonette at the GAM, the Modern Art Gallery of Milan. It is named after the three Bonaccorsi brothers (and owners) Lucrezia, architect, Ludovico, chef and Lucilla, fashion designer. They started their career in the food and beverage industry with a Ape Car, a three-wheeled truck, serving Sicilian delicatessen. Parked in the main hall of the Milan’s central station the Ape became a popular, and mandatory, stop for those who wanted to enjoy the arancini, a fried riceball filled with ragù and peas, or the cannoli, the typical Sicilian desert. Given the huge success of this…

Starbucks in Milan is going to be different

Starbucks in Milan is going to be different. The store that is about to open will be part of a new concept that the coffee house based in Seattle is developing right now. Starbucks in Milan will not be the usual bar which we are used to see throughout the United States. First and foremost it will be hosted within an iconic retail space: the former headquarter of the Italian postal services in Piazza Cordusio, just a few steps from the Piazza del Duomo and the Cathedral. The plans for the Starbucks in Milan are to offer to the Italian…

Barack Obama in Milan

Barack Obama, the former president of the United States will be visiting Milan on the 9th of May 2017 when he will be the keynote speaker of the Global Food Innovation Summit. The event will take place in the Fiera Milano facilities from the 8th to the 11th of May and deals with food topics: from nutrition to new technologies, from climate changes to food security. The visit of Barack Obama will also be the opportunity for the former White House’s tenant to officially receive the keys to the city by the mayor of Milan Mr. Giuseppe Sala. The mayor had the…

The world’s best chefs to gather in Milan

From the 4th to the 6th of March 2017 the MICO Milan Convention Centre hosts the 13th edition of “Identità Golose” the International Chef Congress. The program includes several events dedicated to the Italian cooking tradition. On Saturday the 4th cheese and gelato will be the main topics discussed in the meeting rooms of the convention centre and in the afternoon a special appointment with champagne connoisseurs to learn how to match the right food with this signature french drink. Sunday the 5th the main session will take the audience to discover how the most famous chefs take inspiration from their…

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…

The best sushi rolls in Milan.

Sushi is kind of a thing here in the city of Milan. Multiethnic and fusion restaurants are more and more popular among the Milanese people and tourists. If you are trying to find the best sushi rolls in Milan here is the list of the five best sushi restaurants in the capital of fashion and design. 5. Kiyo Japanese Cusine ($$$) Via Ravizza 4 20149 Milan 4. Wicky’s Wicousine seafood ($$$$) Corso Italia 6 20122 Milan 3. Yoshi ($$$) Via Parini 7 20121 Milan 2. Iyo ($$$$) Via Piero della Francesca 74 20154 Milan 1. Poporoya ($$) Via Eustachi 7 20129 Milan…