Category: Mangia e Bevi

Understanding Italian Wedding Dinners

Italian wedding feasts have a sort of mythical reputation around the world. If you have ever attended one you know why! Attending an authentic Italian dinner can be an amazing and unforgettable experience. Planning an Italian wedding dinner can also be a great way to make your special day even more unforgettable. Both can, however, […]

Espresso Machines

The hardest thing for me when I moved from Italy to NY was finding good coffee! I tried very hard to find a good coffee bar. Starbucks were everywhere, but the high prices, low quality, and the teenage baristas that didn’t know what they were doing made me decide not to go back. I finally […]

Understand the Basics to Wine Pairing

It’s no secret that a glass of wine can change its’ flavor and adapt to its’ surroundings, or that the food we eat can either drastically improve the wine that we drink or take away from its grandeur.    WINE PAIRING The secret is how can you combine the right wine with the right food. How to […]

Espresso Machines and Italians

To an Italian their first coffee in the morning is more than just a morning “cup of joe”. It is more like a religious experience! If you are familiar with Italian culture then you know what I mean and will likely get a kick out of this article. If you aren’t, then you will find […]

In Vino Veritas

The expression in vino veritas comes from the Romans. It is still widely used in Italy today and refers in a humorous way to the fact that we speak our mind after a glass or two. It isn’t uncommon to see an Italian raise his glass with a smile and say “in vino veritas” after […]

How to Buy Italian Meats Online

There are several foods that I missed after I made the move from Italy to New York. Of course in Manhattan, Brooklyn or the Bronx (my favorite little Italy) there are many specialty shops that import directly from Italy. However, I live a few hours outside the city, so I don’t get much of a […]

Home Made Wine: An Italian Tradition!

I think all Italians & Italian Americans alike have fond memories of their grandfather making his own wine. The sparkle in his eye as he presented it to others and his pride when he made a particularly good batch. The art of winemaking seemed to have been disappearing, however, it is making quite a comeback! […]

How To Prepare Authentic Italian Food

Italian cuisine is loved the world over. You can find Italian-style restaurants in countries all across the world. However, the food that is served in these restaurants doesn’t always taste like the food that you would be served if you ate in Italy.   If you’re interested in authentic Italian food, you may want to […]

The Best Italian Street Foods To Try

Arancini Rice Balls With Parmesan Closeup. Horizontal Top View

When it comes to food that can be bought from a street vendor, Italy is one of the countries that has nearly the entire world beat. Italy boasts some of the highest quality and variety of ingredients in the world, and Italian street food takes full advantage of this. While visiting Italy just for street […]

What Is Traditional Italian Food?

Italian Pasta

When most people, especially Americans, think of Italian food, what comes to mind is a pile of carbs topped with cheese and tomato sauce. Most of our representations of Italian cuisine are in the vein of pizza, lasagna, and spaghetti. However, true traditional Italian food is some of the best cuisine in the world, and […]