Italia issue 110 is on sale 19 December, with Italian recipes and all you need to banish the New Year blues with inspiration from Italy
Let the January 2014 issue of Italia! brighten up the dull and gray January weather with the vibrancy of Italian culture, food, wine, scenery – and the generous warmth of the Italian people themselves. From the gorgeous blue canals of Venice that grace this month’s cover through to delicious recipes that bring a taste of Tuscany into your own kitchen, the issue is packed with Italian treats to warm and delight you, whatever the weather is like outside the window!
Here at Italia, we are great believers in the power of Italian wine to transport you back to a sunny terrace with every sip – you can taste the power and quality of the soil and sun in every sip! In this issue, we are celebrating Gavi wines from Piedmont. As well as revealing the best bottles available to buy in the UK to liven up your palette after Christmas, we take a visit to the commune of Gavi to see the beautiful terroir that goes into these spectacular wines.
If you dream of investing in your own special corner of Italy with a property to call your own, the new year can be a daunting time to buy! Budgets can be stretched after Christmas – but surely New Year is the perfect time to start planning a new life for yourself in Italy! We asked our property expert Fleur Kinson to share her wealth of advice on buying in Italy with a limited budget. Where are the safe spots to buy where your budget can go the furthest? Fleur reveals all in Italia 110.
But what if you want to bring a touch of Italian excellence into your own home country? Fortunately, the designers at stylish homeware company Alessi have been letting us do just that for years, with their iconic designer kitchen items and furniture. In issue 110 we meet the man behind the brand, and discover just what it takes to be this stylish. Mr Alessi, we thanks you for your wisdom (though we don’t endorse smoking to make you look cool.) See what he has to say without the cigar in Italia 110.
And back in the kitchen, we want to celebrate the Italian classics rather than sending you on a New Year health kick. So we are delighted to bring you…Pizza! With step by step on making your own perfect dough as well as tasty toppings to brighten up January, make your New Years resolution the time you learn new Italian recipes that can be enjoyed by all visitors to your table throughout the year. In our mind, that beats a January detox by far. Happy New Year!