Funghi Porcini

Porcini Mushrooms: How Italians Ease Into Autumn

Some time between beach season and boot season, porcini mushrooms begin to arrive in the market, at road stands, and on menus. Though they are available almost year round, porcini are one of the true harbingers of autumn in Italy, their nutty flavor and mossy smell pulling diners away from the beach and into the cozy embrace of the woods.

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A List of What I Ate in Palermo

I Can’t Believe I Ate All of That On Such a Short Trip

Learn How to Make Pasta From Scratch: Italian Nonnas Show You How [Video]

Making fresh pasta can be fun!

Al Bicerin, Torino

More Than A Mocha: Torino’s Sweet, Rich Bicerin

The bicerin is an important part of the coffee culture in Torino (Turin). Learn more about the bicerin.

Wine fountain Abruzzo

Italy’s First Wine Fountain Opens in Abruzzo — and the Wine is Free

The Local.it reports that the town of Caldari di Ortona in Abruzzo has opened the first free wine fountain.

Hello Kitty Wine

Hello Kitty Wine Is the Latest Vintage from Italian Winery

Hello Kitty wine is a real thing. I know some of you will hate this and others will want to snatch some up just for the novelty of it all. Apparently, Torti Winery, located in the Oltrepò Pavese hills of…

Comfort Me With Potatoes: A Tale of Two Tuber Dishes in Italy

Pity the poor American who can only find comfort in the familiar flavors and food textures of home. Pity me for not taking kindly to the coniglio (rabbit) or swooning at the sight of chicken liver crostini or the tripe…