Y is for Your Italian Food Travel List

So, there’s been 28 posts about Italian cuisine so far. Some are recipes made throughout the country, and some are recipes specific to a certain region. It’s easy to get lost in what is made where and such, so I’ve created an overview of the recipes that have been on the blog, which let you…

X is for Xpresso

Oh man, what a title. I’m sorry for that. Anyways, Espresso it is! That strong caffeinated drink that Italians just cannot get enough of. Perfectly understandable if you ask me. It’s a quick energy boost, and I mean, Italian espressos are the real deal. My big complaint about the espresso that I get here in The…

W is for Where to Eat in Rome

As you may have read in previous posts, I’ve visited Rome in the beginning of April. I’ve eaten loads of food, drank a lot of wine and beer, and been to some restaurants that are worth mentioning to you! The thing with these restaurants is that you should not be put off by the interior,…

Q is for Quattro Staggioni

Quattro Staggioni. Four seasons. Frankie Valli. I’m here to tell you about my love for this band. No, kidding, I promised you a recipe for pizza toppings last Saturday, and that’s what you’ll get (although if you do want to talk about the band, I’m always up for it). So Quattro Staggioni is one of…

K is for Know Your Italian Pasta

We all know spaghetti, lasagna, and macaroni. Some are also really fond of penne (me!), ravioli, and farfalle. But there are so many more great Italian pastas yet to be discovered! These are the ones that I tried during my recent trip to Rome. The gnocchi was familiar to me, but I have never actually…

Week 2 of the A to Z Challenge

And we’re rounding up week 2 of the A-Z Challenge! Quite a stressful week for me, as the Wi-Fi in my hotel in Rome did not work properly, which caused some issues. But hey, at least the photos and recipes are authentic Italian, right? Here’s what I’ve posted this week: E is for Even More…

J is for Joy of Italian Cheeses

What’s a month of Italian cuisine posts, without one on the fabulous cheeses the country produces? Here are my favourites: Pecorino My personal favourite is, and forever will be, Pecorino cheese. Made of sheep’s milk (hence the name, as pecora is Italian for sheep), there are several regional versions. The Pecorino Romano is most popular outside…

I is for Italian Food in 5 Pictures

A sneak preview of upcoming posts about my holiday in Rome! A food picture for every day that I have stayed and eaten in this beautiful city. Swordfish alla Siciliana Pasta Carbonara Spaghetti alla vongole Carpaccio   Scalloppini alla limone More on everything I ate plus tips on where to go in Rome are to come…

H is for How To Choose A Restaurant in Rome in 10 Steps

Find an ancient building or ruin, or a church. Take the different direction than the bulk of the tourists. Avoid the main street, and take the first side alley that you see. Ignore tourist menus. Instead, Look for a osteria or trattoria, to experience traditional Roman food. Are there proppers outside motioning you in? Keep…

G is for Gelato

Oh Gelato, the wonderful creamy goodness. One of Italy’s most popular import products. Originally from Sicily (hey, we’re re-visiting this island again! The Sicilians are a bunch of inventive people…), the Italian word gelato is derived from the Latin word gelatus, which literally means frozen. So you’re eating frozen. Just let it go.   Anyways, the story…

E is for Even More Crostini

Crostini might just be the best thing to have ever been created. I’m not kidding. A crunchy base of bread, infused with garlic and olive oil, topped off with whatever combination of fresh ingredients you can think of. You might’ve noticed the terms bruschetta and crostini being interchanged, although technically they are different. Crostini are typically round…

The Basics of Risotto

I’m going to Rome in April! It will be officially six whole years since my trip to the most beautiful city in the world. Six years, people, I was 16 back then. Do you realize how old I am getting? However, now I’ll definitely fit in between the ancient buildings and rich history. So to prepare…