Italy on a Plate – The Week in Italian Food: March 11, 2012

Lampascioni in vincotto

Buona Domenica!  Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  I have for you the regular Sunday roundup of Italian food.  A bread named after a slipper, artichokes and Rome (Yes, artichoke season is here!), Torta Mimosa to celebrate the March 8th Festa delle Donne, and more.  Eating Italy includes chocolate in Umbria, wines from Piedmont and Campania, Italian Alpine food; along with food and dining tips for Rome, Tuscany, Sicily, and the Lunigiana. Also, don't forget the list of food and wine festivals!  As spring and summer near, I'm adding more & more to the list. Enjoy & Buon Appetito!



Chocolate festival in Italy


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

Ciabatta – Carol Field for Leite's Culinaria

Wine and Lemon Artichokes and a Day at the Roman GhettoAprons and Sneakers

Frittata di PastaBriciole

Zuppa di Orzo/Mushroom Barley SoupCiao Chow Linda

Busiati with Herbs, Pistachio Pesto and Crunchy ZucchiniManu's Menu

Pasta e Ceci (Pasta with Chickpeas)Ciao Amalfi

Falsomago – Stuffed Roast BeefMadonna del Piatto

Torta Mimosa – Celebrate La Festa delle Donne – Aurelio Barattini

Torta di Pane: Poor Man's Umbrian "Brownies"Life Italian Style

Torta di Cocco e Mandorle (Coconut & Almond Cake)Cake Duchess



  Cavatelli with Eggplant in Sicily


Eating Italy:

Vajra Wines -Beauty in Simplicity Italianna

Romes Most Roman Restaurant….But Forget the Checkered Tablecloths: Fraschetteria BrunettiRevealed Rome

The Best Alpine Food…in ItalyWalks of Italy

Body and Soul: Chocolate and Spas in Umbria – Rebecca for Umbria on the Blog

More chocolate in Umbria: Foligno's Pasticceria Muzzi – Rebecca for Umbria on the Blog

Enjoying Tuscan FoodBrowsing Rome

An Introductory Lunch to Sicilian CuisineFood Nouveau

The Full Monti: Rome's Cool Quarter – Where to eat, drink and more in this Roman neighborhood – The Guardian

Ristorante Venelia in the LunigianaWandering Italy

Visiting Lungarotti Winery, ItalySpittoon

Villa Matilde – Where Hospitality and Humor Create a Wonderful MatchVindulge



  Torta Caprese


Upcoming Food & Wine Festivals in Italy:

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

CioccoItaly – March 23 to 25 – Trento – Artisinal chocolate fair in Trento's Piazza di Fiere

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

Le Strade della Mozzarella – May 7,8, and 9 – Paestum – Celebrating mozzarella di bufala and other food and wine of the region. Check the program for details (in Italian)

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!

Festa Artusiana – June 16 to 24 – Forlimpopli – A gastronomic festival to celebrate Pellegrino Artusi, author of the first Italian cookbook, in his home town in the Emilia-Romagna region

Melodia del Vino – June 27 to July 7 – Various locations in Tuscany – Where Tuscan wines and classical music meet

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!

  Pasticciotto pastry from Puglia




Related Posts:

Italy on a Plate – The Week in Italian Food: March 4, 2012

History of Chocolate in Turin – Gianduia and Much More

Scenes from CioccolaTo – Chocolate Festival in Turin

Italy Monuments in Chocolate at CiccolaTo in Turin

Eurochocolate in Perugia – Italy's Biggest Chocolate Festival

Gianduia – Nutella Cheesecake

Torta Caprese – Flourless Chocolate Cake from Capri

Torta Setteveli – Seven Veils Cake from Palermo

Foods Not to Miss in Sicily

Good Views and Good Eats in Taormina

Wine Tasting in Tuscany – Along the Chianti Trail


1 Comment

  1. Simona
    March 11th

    I must admit the word busiati is new to me: I must check the post. And the Strade della mozzarella event sounds quite nice. Fresh mozzarella di bufala is truly special. Thank you Kathy for another interesting collection and for including my “creative recycling” dish. Have a great week.

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