Category Archives: Italy

Writing related to food and travel in Italy.

Corte San Biagio Agriturismo

A Panorama of the agriturismo. Corte San Biagio: Panorama view. Click and drag within the picture to view a 360 degree view. If you have trouble viewing, or for a larger version, you can also click here. On the night … Continue reading

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The Places in Between: Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Cividale del Friuli If you’ve ever had the opportunity to travel to a foreign country more than once, then you may understand the phrase “the places in between.” When you first visit a foreign country there are the “places you … Continue reading

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Neapolitan-style pizza comes to West Houston

Pizza Margherita at Pizaro’s It’s hard to explain the fanatical attraction of Neapolitan-style pizza. For Americans raised on spongy-crusted, fast-food pizzas smothered in gaudy toppings, the subtlety and nuance of Pizza Napoletana can be hard to grasp. It doesn’t look … Continue reading

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Tagliatelle alla Bolognese at Giacomo’s

Tagliatelle alla bolognese at Giacomo’s The diversification of Italian cuisine as it gained popularity and spread throughout the world after World War II is well-documented. For example, “Italian-American” cuisine is best represented by the iconic “Spaghetti and meatballs” which, although … Continue reading

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The Story of San Marzano Tomatoes

Rega brand DOP San Marzano Tomatoes In the food-mad country of Italy there are several ingredients that are venerated above all others. Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Prosciutto di Parma ham, and Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena vinegar are just a few that … Continue reading

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