Lamb is a traditional secondo (second course meat dish) and there is nothing more typical than an Easter Sunday Lamb lunch on any Italian table. This dish is called Abbacchio alla Cacciatore in Italian, which literally translated means “Lamb Hunter’s Style”. This is a delicious stew type dish which can be made in 2 ways…

Very few people would pass on an offer for a Ferrari test drive. The sports car is renowned for its powerful engine that peaks at incredible top speeds and sleek design, making it a choice for the wealthy and celebrated in life. Ferrari’s clientele mostly praises its handling capability and the incomparable comfort that you experience…

  It’s not easy for me to choose the top 5 carnivals in Italy because there are so many and they’re all so different. Italians celebrate Carnival according to the different traditions of the cities. There are five Italian cities famous for their Carnival and for the incredible feast they organize every year. Travelers, Italy…

There are few statues as iconic as Michelangelo’s Statue of David. The statue is located in the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence, Italy which is renowned worldwide for its sculptures created by Michelangelo. The main halls of this gallery offer visitors the chance to view works by other great Italian artists such as Ghirlandaio, Botticelli, Orcagna,…

Our resident chef and friend Marilee has shared her Risotto alla Milanese Recipe with us and our mouths are already salivating. We all know that Italians love their pasta but risotto dishes are also very popular with an infinite amount of recipes and variations. This is perhaps one of the most traditional one which is…

Involtini alla Siciliana (veal rolls with artichokes) “Involtini” in Italy are rolled, stuffed, slices of meat and there is truly no end to the different combinations of meats and stuffings that can be found in the Italian kitchen. This particular “involtini” recipe has its origins in Sicily where artichokes are grown — and according to…

La Befana is an old italian Christmas tradition dated at the 13th century. It is celebrated on the 6th of January, the day of the Epiphany, a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God in his Son as human in Jesus Christ. On the night of January 5th “La Befana” travels on her magic broom, to every house in…

The holidays are not over yet and, before you enroll in the gym, there’s still time to try some Italian Traditional Holiday Sweets! These two recipes are perfect to celebrate the Befana, an italian feast that is celebrated on January 6th. The story tells about an old woman who brings sweets to all the good children. PANFORTE…

New Year is always a sensitive issue because most people never know what to do. Although they may have organized a nice trip abroad or in another city for New Year’s Eve.  They never know where to go to dinner, a party or just where to see the fireworks? Whether you prefer to usher in the…

PESCE AL CARTOCCIO To keep in line with our non-meat Christmas eve dinner, a great way to bake fish is “al cartaccio” (in individual paper wrappings). INGREDIENTS Place in a blender: 1 meat cube 1 clove garlic a bunch of fresh parsley (rinsed and drained capers are good too). Blend until you have a paste. METHOD…

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