Best Aperitivo in Turin

Many cities of Italy may claim to be the birthplace of Aperitivo, and even Turin has an origin story to this classic Italian tradition. Aperitivo in Turin began in the 19th century with the social traditions surrounding vermouth and the drink of vermuttino. There developed the practice of Vermouth Hour, where social groups would gatherContinue reading “Best Aperitivo in Turin”

Piemontese Cuisine: A bite into Northern Italy

Piemonte is known as one of the gastronomic capitals of Italy. Turin itself is especially famous for its chocolate, coffee, and bi-annual Salone del Gusto event hosted by Slow Food, the natural food movement that had its start in nearby Bra. The Langhe is known for its great wines, cheeses, hazelnuts, and of course truffles.Continue reading “Piemontese Cuisine: A bite into Northern Italy”

Top 10 Traditional Roman Dishes (and Where to Eat Them)

If you’re planning a trip to Italy, trying traditional food is probably high on your list of priorities. However, one of the mistakes that visitors frequently make is thinking that “Italian food” is universal and you’ll find the same dishes across the entire country, which couldn’t be further from the truth. Each of Italy’s 20Continue reading “Top 10 Traditional Roman Dishes (and Where to Eat Them)”

Your Guide to Italian Rosato

Searching for an Italian RosĂ© on the shelves you will have to look out for the title Rosato. But given the extra syllables, we’ll stick with the classic saying RosĂ© all day. Though France may be famous for these delightfully pink wines, Italian Wine Lovers won’t have to miss out. Many wine regions of ItalyContinue reading “Your Guide to Italian Rosato”

Italy’s other carb: Italian Rice!

Rice – we don’t often think of it as an Italian staple, but it has a long history on the peninsula. How else did risotto get to be so delicious? Italian rice is key to this delicious dish. Italy definitely does not produce or consume as much rice as eastern countries, but it is inContinue reading “Italy’s other carb: Italian Rice!”

Tips for Finding the best places to eat in Italy

Listen, I know what you think: ALL food in Italy MUST be amazing. Sadly this isn’t always the case. It’s actually pretty common when visiting touristy cities that you will find quite mediocre and actually terrible food. Even I have found my share of bad food here in Italy, but after so many years hereContinue reading “Tips for Finding the best places to eat in Italy”

What exactly is the difference between Gelato and Ice Cream

If you have known anyone who has ever been to Italy, you’ll know they come back from their trip saying “Gelato is SO much better than Ice Cream”! Even back in the US “gelato” sales and pop-ups have become more popular than Ice Cream. But what is really the difference between gelato and ice cream?Continue reading “What exactly is the difference between Gelato and Ice Cream”