Italy on a Plate – The Week in Italian Food: May 27, 2012

Paccheri with Calamari and Artichokes in Italy


Travel by mouth through many of Italy's regions this week. Crabs in Venice, food travel in Sicily, pasta in Basilicata, pork in Abruzzo, wine in Naples, slow food & slow living in Piedmont, summer wine festivals in Tuscany, and a grape in Puglia.

Between a lot of eating and adjusting to the time change, I've just now got myself on a regular routine. I have many food tales to tell. In the coming days be sure to come back here to read about Dining in Rome with Tavole Romane, my gelato crawl in Rome, A Perfect Day in Napoli (yes, pizza, sfogliatelle and gelato are included in the day), the Wine Fest in Naples, a remarkable dining experience high atop the Amalfi Coast in Ravello (a giveaway is included in this post), Delizie al Limone in Amalfi, and a little about the people we'll meet on the culinary tour in Puglia. By the way, there are a few spaces left for the delicious Food & Wine Lover's Culinary Tour in Puglia. Make sure you're part of the fun and book by May 30th to receive $200 off. Enjoy & Buon Appetito!



Bucatini all' Amatriciana


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

Angelina's Carciofi Imbottiti (Stuffed Artichokes)Memorie di Angelina

Stuffed Lemons in the OvenLa Tavola Marche

Pappa al Pomodoro, the Tuscan Tomato Bread SoupJul's Kitchen

Pasta Cresciuta and Fiori di Zucca FrittaNapoli Unplugged

Pancetta Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Cutlets Italian Food Forever

Crespelle Verdi di PesceEmiko Davies

Fried Meatballs with ProvolaScordo

White Bean and Sausage Ragout with ToastPanini Girl

Hazelnut Cake (torta di nocciole) with Honey DrizzleZ Tasty Life

Crema al Forno con Punch Abruzzo (Baked Egg Custard with Punch Abruzzo)The Front Burner



  Gelato in Rome


Eating Italy:

Chef's Guide to Rome – Chef John, gives his tips for eating in Rome – Caput Mundi Cibus

Moeche: Soft Shelled Crabs of VeniceWandering Italy

Abruzzo: Food, Feast, More Food & Pork! – Heart Rome

Best Carbonara of Rome: Top 10 ChoicesBuzz in Rome

Lunch Meet Ups in Rome (and one of them was with me!) – Browsing Rome

The Slow Life at La Ca di Banda in CuneoItalianna

Naples Week Long Celebration of WineNapoli Unplugged

Summer Wine Festivals in Tuscany 2012The Florentine

Fiano, the Mysterious Grape of Apulia – Jeremy for Cantele Puglia Wine Trails

The Italian Language in the Kitchen – Becoming Italian Word by Word

Divina Cucina on the Road – Sicily 2012Over a Tuscan Stove

Making Pasta at Palazzo Margherita  {Basilicata} – Elizabeth Minchilli in Rome

Five Favorite Places for Food Near the VaticanRevealed Rome



Pink Cinquecento and Newlyweds in Napoli


Upcoming Food and Wine Festivals in Italy:

Festa a Vico – June 3 to 6 – Vico Equense – A celebration of food and the chefs behind the food at this town along the Bay of Naples

Slow Sea Land – June 8 to 10 – Mazaro del Vallo in Sicily – Celebrates the fish products of the mediterranean – For information on the festival in English see here

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

Barolo Night – July 21 – La Morra in Piedmont – A food and wine pairing (Barolo, that is) event in the Barolo producing town of La Morra

Mercantino del Gusto – August 1 to 5 – Maglie in Puglia celebrates the flavors of Puglia

CousCous Festival – September 25-30 – San Vito lo Capo in Sicily

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!

Book your trip by May 30, 2012 and receive a $200/per person discount


Pasticciotti Leccese



Related Posts:

Italy on a Plate – The Week in Italian Food: May 13, 2012

Making Pasticciotto in Puglia

Pastries of Lecce Tour with Chef Luca Capilungo

Cassata Siciliana

Eggplant Caponata and Sicilian Market Etiquette

Journey Through the Pastries of Napoli

Pizza Lover's Odyssey in Naples

Eating My Way Through Venice – Cicchetti and Seafood Antipasti



  1. Simona
    May 31st

    Very interesting post, as usual.

  2. I always enjoy this series because I get to discover some very beautiful blogs!!

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