On this page you will find interesting stories and facts about Italian food and drinks. You will most probably find it hard to get to know a country or a destination without getting familiar with the local cuisine, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages etc. The national cuisine always gives an additional dimension to travelling allowing visitors to establish a bond with the place and thoroughly enjoy their time while there. The articles on the national cuisine, cultural and societal rites and rituals and the local customs tend to always be located on the page of the capital city of a specific country.
Coffee is a part of Italian culture, tradition, its lifestyle. It is consumed all over the country in huge amounts, at homes and in an infinite number of cafés that seem to be at every corner of every street. Nevertheless, there are some interesting facts and stories you should familiarize yourself with before ordering your next Italian coffee.
Anyone who has visited Italy at some point may well know how good the Italian artisan ice cream or gelato is. This artisan ice cram can be found on every corner of practically every city. On the other hand, for those who are planning their visit to Italy, we suggest not to pass on the opportunity to try this marvelous product.
Italy is the largest producer of wine in the world with the highest consumption as well. In Italy, wine production is 4,000 years old, there are 1,000 plus wine varieties, 4,200 wine styles and over 2 million wine producers. Since production of wine in Italy is spread all across the country, and since the climate characteristics from the cold north to the warm south tends to vary, as well as the terrain and the exposure to the sunlight, it results in many wine varieties and styles. In order to fathom the world of Italian wines at least a little, we offer the following information which can come in handy when deciding which wine to buy.
We have all heard about the ingredients of the Italian cuisine like olive oil, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, dried tomatoes, Italian Prosciutto, but do we really know what are these products made from and how to distinguish the best quality products from the rest? We have explained some ingredients that are very common in the Italian cuisine with a scope to allow you to better understand the tastes, the culture and the importance of quality.