Italy on a Plate: The Week in Italian Food: Feb 26, 2012

Risotto Milanese


Welcome back to Italy on a Plate! And for those of you that have just arrived, this is a weekly roundup of Italian food from around the web.  The 10 recipes for the week include a sauerkraut soup from Trieste, pasta from the south of Italy, pasta with squid ink and fried desserts from the islands of Sicily and Sardinia.  In Eating Italy, there’s chocolate & wine in Umbria, tea and gluten-free in Rome, foods of Milan, sweets in Piedmont and a budget food lovers’ trip to Florence.  Enjoy & Buon Appetito!



Making Peperonata in Italy


My Choice for This Week’s Top 10 Italian Food Recipes:

Frollini Salati (Savory Frollini)Briciole

Jota Triestina (Beans and Sauerkraut Soup) from TriesteMemorie di Angelina

Pasta e Patate ~ Pasta with PotatoesJul’s Kitchen

Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia (Pasta & Squid Ink) – Elizabeth Minchilli in Rome

Short Rib Ragu – The Italian Chef

Brasato di Manzo al SangioveseMangiandobene

Braised Fennel with White WineLa Tavola Marche

Stuffed PeppersCucina Domenico

Seadas (Sebadas): Ancient Cheese Fritters with Honey from Sardinia Z Tasty Life

CannoliMario’s Italian Kitchen



Fried Antipasti in Italy


Eating Italy:

Wine in Umbria: A GuideBrigolante

Cakes, Cookies and Candy of PiedmontSlow Italy

Tea, Tea Shops and Tea Rooms of RomeBuzz in Rome

Perugina Chocolate Factory and Museum For Kids of All Ages – Rebecca for Umbria on the Blog

Gluten-Free Rome – Eleanora lists Rome eats that serve gluten-free – Aglio, Olio & Peperoncino

Wines of Italy Series: Birthday on the Wine TrailCome for the Wine

Our Best of Florence on a Budget – Lots of food and more in Florence – Itali Anna

The Fabulous Dishes of MilanFreya’s Florence



  Strawberry Cakes in Turin


Upcoming Food & Wine Festivals in Italy:

Cioccola-To – March 2 to 11, 2012 – Turin – Italian chocolates & more, with a focus on the chocolatiers of Turin, fill the Piazza Vittorio Veneto.

Taste Firenze – March 10 to 12 – Florence – The Leopolda Station

Sagra della Seppia – March 18 to 25 – Pinarella di Cervia – The seaside town near Ravenna celebrates seppia

VinItaly – March 25 to 28, 2012 – Verona – Italy’s largest wine exposition

Wine in the City – May 16 to 19 – Naples – Throughout the city wine will be the focus of this event, where there will be wine to taste

Vitigno Italia – May 20 to 22 – Naples – 8th Annual Wine Festival in Naples at the Castel dell’ Ovo

Firenze Gelato Festival – May 23 to 27 – Florence – The piazzas and streets of Florence will be filled with gelato stands and gelato!

Events in Tuscany – Site listing many events throughout Tuscany, and not only food and wine

Events in the Langhe area of Piedmont – Site from the Alba Tourist office listing many festivals, mostly wine & food, happening in the Langhe area of Piedmont



Join me on a Food & Wine Lover’s Culinary Journey Through Puglia!


Olives in Puglia


1 Comment

  1. Simona
    March 2nd

    I am so late this week! I am behind with my blog reading. Nice selection, as always. Cannoli or seadas? A truly difficult question.

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