italian food

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Local Secrets, Cultural Immersion And Going Beyond The Guidebook In Rome, Italy

Thinking about visiting Rome, Italy? Epicure & Culture caught up with Marisa F, a private local guide in Rome, to get the scoop on where to eat, how to assimilate into local culture and ways to travel responsibly through the […]

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Notes On Growing Up Italian In Brooklyn (And Keeping Yesterday’s Traditions Alive)

My life began in a little place called Brooklyn, New York, as the daughter to a Sicilian father and a Neopolitan mother. When I entered the world my mother was 38 and my Father was 50, but it didn’t take […]

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A Look At The Mafia’s Control On The Italian Food System (And What’s Being Done About It)

‘Leave the gun, take the cannoli’, the iconic quote from The Godfather reflecting the relationship between food and the Mafia that is a continuing reality in Italy. This blog explores the Mafia’s control of the food system in southern Italy, […]

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Food, Culture And Fun: Travel With A Blogger In Italy

Although there are hundreds of travel blogs and you are probably a reader of some of them it is not that often when you actually can join the bloggers themselves. They are telling beautiful stories about places they visited and […]

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Learning The Art Of Traditional Tuscan Cooking

There exists a notion that Italy is a place where time has stood still in terms of tradition; however, the truth is the culinary scene has seen modern advances just like the rest of the world. Italians work long hours […]