Christmas Traditions in Italy

When it comes to Christmas celebrations, there is no other place in the world like Italy. It is a great place to be at Christmas time since Italians have lots of special Christmas traditions! Throughout the whole country, Natale tends to be a family-centric holiday. A time to stay at home (and eat!) with loved ones. However,…

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Three Perfect Italian Christmas Menu

If you are looking for Italian Christmas dinner ideas, look no further! I have put together my three different Christmas menus that offer a variety of age-old traditions, as well as innovation! What do Italians eat for Christmas? The list of traditional dishes is huge because the regional diversity enhances Italian gastronomy richness. For this reason, there’s no…

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Christmas Pasta Decorations

Did you know that you can make beautiful Christmas decoration with pasta? You can give your Christmas tree a heartfelt touch of homemade with this easy pasta ornament craft ideas! Create amazing snowflakes, stars, and every shape you want with different kinds of pasta. There are so many different pasta types that you can use,…

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The Dinette Teller – 49. || 5 Best Italian Cocktails with Balsamic Vinegar ||

Last week, we spoke about the traditional Italian Aperitivo. Instead, today I want to share with you a breeze of innovation because Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is an ingredient that can inspire many cocktail creations! What is the result? A wonderful taste that enhances alcoholic beverages with oak essence to create a great depth of flavour. Definitely, a…

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The Dinette Teller – 48. The Traditional Italian Aperitivo

The Traditional Italian Aperitivo is not only an occasion to eat and drink. Instead, it is very much a social event. The perfect way to spend time with family, friends or workmates. The important ingredients of a good “aperitivo” are good company, a great drink and delicious snack! The “apertivo” should keep pre-dinner hunger at bay. However,…

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The Dinette Teller – 47. Bronte’s Pistachio: The Second Italian Green Gold

Even though the most famous Green Gold of Italy is represented by the Olive and the Extra virgin Olive Oil, Italy keeps in itself another greenish delicious secret: the Pistachio nuts! History and Origins Even though the Pistachio originated in the Eastern Countries, especially in Persia, Syria and India, it reached the Italian coasts in…

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The Dinette Teller – 46. Almonds, a symbol of Puglia

The almonds are a type of dried fruit. They are very versatile and rich in healthy properties. In Italy, almonds are mainly grown and harvested in Puglia, where the climate ease the rising of the Almond Trees, which is of the Rosacea family. Origins The name “mandorla” (“almond” in Italian) derives from the Latin “amygdalus”.…

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The Dinette Teller – 45. Happy Meals! Foods rich in Serotonin

We have already change the clock and the days are getting shorter and shorter. This lack of light could lead to a Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also called winter blues. Serotonin is the feel-good drug in your body. It regulates your mood and at the right levels keep you happy and calm. “winter blues”. This feeling has been which…

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The Dinette Teller – 44. Curiosities about Pumpkin and Halloween

One of the main symbols of Halloween is the pumpkin! This is the time of the year to make provisions of candies and sweet treats because bunches of children are going to knock on your door in just a few days, shouting “Trick or Treat?” Adults and children absolutely love this celebration worldwide, and it…

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The Dinette Teller – 43. The Purple Leader: Aubergine

Aubergine is an essential ingredient in Italy as well as in many countries around the world. It is excellent for your health and It has special texture and taste.  A wonderful ingredient that you can combine in hundreds of different dishes. The aubergine species belongs to the family Solanum Melongena. It originated in India more than…

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