Tuscan Acquacotta

Tuscan Acquacotta

February 01, 2018

It simply doesn’t get more down to earth than aquacotta, a quintessential Tuscan peasant dish originating in the village of Maremma. An incredibly easy and delicious way to use up our leftover ingredients!
Read More
Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa Toscana

February 01, 2018

Zuppa Toscana combines so many of our favorite flavors in one place -- a little spiciness, courtesy of hot Italian-style sausage, coupled to the robust familiarity of russet potatoes and lush notes of heavy cream. This soup just begs to be dipped ...
Read More
Popular Italian Cheeses

Popular Italian Cheeses

January 20, 2018

Nobody really knows how the Italian fixation with cheese developed, but we do know it is a love affair millennia in the making.
Read More

The Feast of the Seven Fishes

The Feast of the Seven Fishes

December 23, 2017

When you think of Christmas, fish may not be the first thing that comes to mind. For many Italian Americans, however, a seafood dinner called the Feast of the Seven Fishes is a Christmas Eve tradition many families have continued for generations.
Read More
Italian Cold Weather Snacks

Italian Cold Weather Snacks

November 29, 2017

When it's cold outside, it's the perfect time to turn down the lights, pour yourself a glass of wine, and cook up a delicious snackiceddu (Sicilian-American slang for a little snack)!
Read More
All About Frutta Martorana: Sicilian Marzipan

All About Frutta Martorana: Sicilian Marzipan

November 10, 2017

If you visit a Sicilian pastry shop in November, you'll find a plethora of colorful miniature fruits lining the display cases. These colorful treats are Sicilian traditional marzipan fruits called Frutta Martorana. Here, we'll tell you a little ab...
Read More

Your Guide to Italian Christmas Cookies

Your Guide to Italian Christmas Cookies

November 09, 2017

When it comes to cookies, few do it better than the Italians! Amaretti, ricciarelli, cantuccini, and pizzelle are sweet treats with fascinating stories and unique flavors...and today, we're going to share these stories with you!
Read More
6 Italian Coffee Culture Traditions

6 Italian Coffee Culture Traditions

November 08, 2017

Many of our favorite coffee traditions and beverages are indebted to Italian coffee culture. Since the first espresso shot was pulled in 1900s Italy, the enjoyment of coffee has been a quintessential part of Italian life. Here are 6 Italian coffee...
Read More
Italian Stocking Stuffers

Italian Stocking Stuffers

November 08, 2017

Stuff those stockings with specialty Italian candy. Here's how you can surprise them with Italian sweets like gianduia, amaretti, amarelli licorice, and more.
Read More

An Introduction to Italian Panettone

An Introduction to Italian Panettone

November 08, 2017

The halls are decked, the antipasti's arranged...all that's left is the panettone. Celebrate panettone in all its glory with these fascinating panettone facts!
Read More
Sabrina’s Tiramisu

Sabrina’s Tiramisu

September 20, 2017

Sabrina Di Piazza is an amazing cook and her famous tiramisu is no exception. Sabrina describes her favorite recipe as “non-traditional” because of a few unique ingredients: raw eggs, lending the dessert a light and fluffy texture. 
Read More
Affogato: Italy’s Simplest Dessert

Affogato: Italy’s Simplest Dessert

September 14, 2017

As summer comes to a close, we are brewing our espresso at record pace. Our love of espresso grows as the days grow shorter, and we are enjoying it in one form that we just can’t get enough of…affogato! It’s perfect for a midday pick-me-up, or as ...
Read More