Professionally trained chef and owner of Food Lover's Odyssey Vacations. Sharing my love for the food, wine and culture of Italy and France with travelers since 2009.Read More
All over the boot again this week in Italian food, there are appetizers, primi, secondi and desserts included to make up more than one great meal. More food porn including more on the Pugliese wedding in Abruzzo (Has anyone made wedding plans in Italy yet?) and a way to work off all you eat on vacation – a 4K walk with through vineyards in the Piedmont region, with food and wine breaks along the way. Enjoy everyone and Buon Appetito!
My Top 10 Italian Recipes from around the web:
An Italian/English blog I recently stumbled upon, Cime di Rapa (Broccoli Rabe in English) gives us a video recipe for making Panzerotti Baresi
A tasty and easy appetizer inspired by a visit to Turin, with pictures of Turin: Rotolini Salati – Savory Rolled Biscuits from Manhattan Food Project
A traditional Christmas dish from Napoli, Pizza di Scarola – Vegetable Pie from Aglio, Olio & Peperoncino
Deb at Italian Food Forever is Making Orecchiette at Home with Step by Step instructions and photos
Italian Dish makes Honeymoon Ravioli - Five-cheese ravioli inspired by the dish she had on her honeymoon
Taking no shortcuts in making the pasta, here's how to make Meat and Spinach Canneloni from Madonna del Piatto
Frank makes Rabbit Ligurian Style (Corniglia alla Ligure) Memorie di Angelina
Three dishes made with the fruits of the fall harvest Earthly Treasures and Amazing Pleasures – Harvest Time in Italy from Love from Italia (Tagliolini with White Truffles, Bruschetta with Mushrooms, Tuscan Wine Grape Cake)
A sweet taste of Tuscany Panforte from Experience Tuscany
Giulia tempts us with a Spicy Chocolate Mousse (Mousse di cioccolato e peperoncino) Juls Kitchen
Ms Adventures in Italy shares part 2 of A Pugliese Wedding in Abruzzo and the dessert buffet is too much for this sweet tooth to take
Aurelio the Tuscan Cook prepares a Traditional Tuscan Dinner Party from a 16th century villa in Lucca
With a little influence from Austria, Wein and Dine in Italy's South Tyrol from The Guardian
Katie takes us on her adventures with food at Speckfest Parla Food
Cappuccino Experience reviews a 4K food and wine walk: Mangialonga – Enogastronomic Walk through the beautiful vineyards in the Piedmont Region
Upcoming Food and Wine Events in Italy:
Chestnut Festivals Galore throughout Italy in October – from Italy Magzine
Chocoholics in Italy: Eurochocolate in Perugia October 15-24
For those in Umbria that can't get enough chocolate: Altrocioccolato in Castiglione del Lago (on Lake Trasimeno) is from October 15-17
Four days of food celebration in Turin at the Salone Del Gusto October 21-25
La Bonnissima – Festival Del Gusto celebrates the products of Modena from October 22 to 24.
More chocolate for us chocoholics: Cioccolato in Piazza, a chocolate fest in the town of Carpi November 5-7.
The candy Northern Italians associate with Christmas, torrone, has its own festival – Torrone Festival in Cremona is November 19 – 21.
A magical event that I would recommend attending at least once in your life, Carnevale di Venezia happens from February 26 – March 8, 2011
Not necessarily a food and wine event, but you could make it one: CiaoBambino is giving away a one-week stay at an apartment in Tuscany. If you'd like to enter head on over to CiaoBambino and comment.
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Pasta all' Amatriciana – A Roman Treat
Everyone Should Eataly
Favorite Regional Italian Pasta Dishes