5 foodie reasons to visit Modena

Barrels of balsamic vinegar di Modena

Discover five delicious reasons to visit Modena… 1. Beautiful balsamic vinegar Photo © tenzinsherab via Getty images Modena is a favourite with gastronomes for many reasons, but one of its greatest attractions has to be its world-acclaimed balsamic vinegar. The DOP product has been made in the city since the Middle Ages, and unlike ordinary vinegar More...

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griddled chicken skewers
By Helen Greaves On Thursday, August 31st, 2023

Griddled chicken skewers

Griddled chicken skewers, or, spiedini are a popular summer treat to cook and eat outside… Spiedini, to give them their Italian name, are a firm favourite in Italy over the summer months. They don’t require More...

Pinzimonio vegetable selection with dips
By Helen Greaves On Thursday, August 31st, 2023


Use fresh, seasonal vegetables to make this Pinzimonio starter a summertime stunner… You could barely call this a recipe, pinzimonio is more of an ensemble. Yet, it is a dish widely enjoyed in Italy, especially More...

strawberry ice cream
By Helen Greaves On Thursday, August 3rd, 2023

No Fuss Strawberry Ice Cream

Gelato alla fragola velocissima Mario Matassa was given this strawberry ice cream recipe years back at the restaurant by a fellow chef when sparks started shooting from the back of the ice cream machine, which More...

Fried mozzarella sandwich
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, July 28th, 2023

Fried Mozzarella Toasts

Mozzarella in carrozza Mozzarella in carrozza is a tasty treat born in Napoli, which has become particularly popular in Venice. Like an elevated version of the classic grilled cheese (or toastie, if you prefer), More...

Bite-size snacks with wine glasses
By Helen Greaves On Wednesday, July 19th, 2023

5 foodie reasons to visit Venice

Venice is well-loved for its amazing architecture and winding canals. But if that’s not enough, here are five fabulous foods and drinks that will convince you to visit Venice… Photo © Olga via Adobe More...

Fruit salad with cream
By Helen Greaves On Wednesday, July 5th, 2023

Fruit salad with Italian Chantilly cream

Macedonia con crema chantilly all’italiana Over the summer, it pays to take advantage of the wonderful supply of fresh seasonal fruits. One of my favourite desserts has always been a simple bowl of fresh strawberries More...

seafood soup in bowl
By Helen Greaves On Wednesday, July 5th, 2023

Seafood Soup

Zuppa di pesce There’s something about fish soup that gives it the ‘wow’ factor. The key is good quality fresh fish and adding them according to their respective cooking times. One of the sheer joys of this More...

Jars of Italian tomato sauce lined up
By Helen Greaves On Wednesday, July 5th, 2023

Buy Italia! 7 authentic Italian tomato sauces you can enjoy at home

We hunt for the best Italian tomato sauce you can buy in a jar – perfect for midweek pasta suppers and more – give them a try! Making fresh food from scratch doesn’t have to be complicated – in fact, a More...

Wheat fields with mt etna in background
By Helen Greaves On Wednesday, June 7th, 2023

Unlocking the potential of ancient grains and eco-friendly farming to boost health

As concerns about sustainable farming practices and ingredient nutrition grow, artisanal Italian food producer Seggiano launches a new low gluten index ancient grain pasta, made using a nutritious wheat variety More...