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Football match in Italy. Parma vs. Inter Milan

The Most Popular Game In The World

Italian Passion Italians are a passionate bunch in general, and their passion for life can be triggered on a dime. Amazingly though, they also seem to make up with one another right away. I have seen them yelling and screaming at each other, faces…

Torta Fritta

One day, not long ago, I was craving this yummy little treat from the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. Torta Fritta as it is known in Parma or Gnocco Fritto if you are in the next town over because in Italy food is very…

Cappelletti in Brodo

Cappelletti in Brodo  is a lovely Italian soup. This soup so simple, but packed with flavor and is popular in Italy during the winter months. It is also a staple of the Italian Christmas menu. Cappelletti – little hats – are similar to tortellini.…

A Theme Park for Foodies? Italians Say Bologna.

  By Sylvia Poggioli. Italy has more UNESCO world heritage sites than any other country in the world, and its art and cultural riches have drawn visitors for centuries. It also prides itself on being a culinary mecca, where preparing, cooking and serving meals…

Parmesan cheese

Parmigiano-Reggiano

So it has happened.  After 2.5 years of living in Italy I am becoming a bit of a food snob.  Last Sunday I was discussing cheese with my friend Giuseppe – specifically Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (or Parmesan cheese as it is commonly known in the…

Digestion

Just like one must pay attention to the air in Italy, one must also pay attention to proper digestion.  Unlike, the USA, digestion is a very common and accepted topic of conversation in Italy. Proper digestion is very important to one’s health. To insure…

Italian Air

So I am going to discuss some quirks about Italian living.  I don’t want to offend anyone (especially my Italian friends) because while the other ex-pats and I may find these customs quirky and endearing, to an Italian these beliefs are time tested and…