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CHOCOLATE, A STATE OF MIND

by Filippo Berio

CHOCOLATE, A STATE OF MIND The emotions that you feel when you savour chocolate in any of its forms is not only a matter of tastebuds, but something more. In fact, in the past, chocolate has been considered something magical, even…

CHOCOLATE, A STATE OF MIND The emotions that you feel when you savour chocolate in any of its forms is not…

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MUSHROOM PICKING, AN ITALIAN GUIDE!

by Filippo Berio

MUSHROOM DISHES ARE A GOOD REASON TO LOVE AUTUMN Autumn has arrived along with the mushroom picking season! As there are more than 10.000 species of fleshy fungi and about half of them are edible, of course they can be harvested all year…

MUSHROOM DISHES ARE A GOOD REASON TO LOVE AUTUMN Autumn has arrived along with the mushroom picking season! As there are…

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THE SCOOP ON ICE CREAM

by Filippo Berio

It doesn’t matter how old you are, when you hold that giant cone or cup of ice cream in your hand, it’s only natural that your face lights up with an ear-to-ear smile...and according to science there is a reason…

It doesn’t matter how old you are, when you hold that giant cone or cup of ice cream in your…

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AN ITALIAN CHRISTMAS FEAST

by Filippo Berio

AN ITALIAN CHRISTMAS FEAST Family, love and food: the essence of Christmas in Italy. There is an old Italian saying that goes: “Christmas with your family, Easter with anyone you want.” It explains just how important traditions are for Italians, especially…

AN ITALIAN CHRISTMAS FEAST Family, love and food: the essence of Christmas in Italy. There is an old Italian saying that…

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FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL IN ITALY: A JOURNEY IN PURSUIT OF MULTIPLE FLAVOURS.

by Filippo Berio

FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL IN ITALY: A JOURNEY IN PURSUIT OF MULTIPLE FLAVOURS. Street food is the best route (literally!) to learn about a territory: local gourmet traditions and typical products prepared and eaten just as the locals do. Italy’s specialties vary…

FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL IN ITALY: A JOURNEY IN PURSUIT OF MULTIPLE FLAVOURS. Street food is the best route (literally!) to learn…

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Prosecco: Italian Style Bubbly

by Filippo Berio

Whether you simply popped into a corner café for a light aperitif or sat down at a traditional trattoria for dinner, this light, bubbly wine was most likely offered to you to whet your appetite. While some confused tourists often…

Whether you simply popped into a corner café for a light aperitif or sat down at a traditional trattoria for…

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A PERFECT ITALIAN PICNIC

by Filippo Berio

During the warm spring and hot summer months, many welcome the excuse to dine “al fresco” with friends and family among the peaceful olive trees and luscious green hills. And since food is such an important part of Italian culture,…

During the warm spring and hot summer months, many welcome the excuse to dine “al fresco” with friends and family…

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FINALLY, A REASON TO EAT MORE PASTA

by Filippo Berio

According to the results of a small experiment conducted on the BBC show “Trust Me, I’m a Doctor” pasta that has been cooked, cooled and reheated produces a smaller spike (50% less) in blood glucose levels than fresh pasta. Normally,…

According to the results of a small experiment conducted on the BBC show “Trust Me, I’m a Doctor” pasta that…

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CLASSIC PESTO

by Filippo Berio

In Italy, the classic pesto recipe we all know and love is called “Pesto alla Genovese" and originates from -where else- Genoa, a port city in the lush Liguria region where aromatic herbs are plentiful. It may be hard to believe,…

In Italy, the classic pesto recipe we all know and love is called “Pesto alla Genovese" and originates from -where…

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