The Best Five Day Bologna Itinerary for Food Lovers

Bologna is the largest city in Italy’s Emilia Romagna region, and it’s arguably the capital of Italian cuisine. Bologna makes an excellent base to explore the region and discover the finest foods Italy has to offer. If you love food, take a look at this five day Bologna itinerary and start exploring the highlights of the Emilia Romagna region. Day 1: Bologna Today is your day to become acquainted with Bologna, a great city to explore on foot. Bologna is famous … Read More

Easy Ciabatta for Adding a Touch of Class

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This easy ciabatta is just one of those simple ways to enhance a meal to give it a touch of class. And it requires very little effort or cost to do so. Easy Ciabatta is Low Cost and High Flavor I was thinking I would not create a separate post for such a simple thing to prepare. But then I realised when you go to a restaurant and enjoy a really good meal, it is the little things like sauces, … Read More

Traveling in Italy: What you Need to Know

Travel within Italy For travel between cities and towns use the train. Trenitalia, the national train system, offers frequent and extensive service. Buying your tickets for intercity well in advance will save you money. Using the train for traveling in Italy is easy and convenient. Some routes are serviced by the high-speed train which makes fewer stops and is very convenient for longer distances. In addition to intercity travel, the bus and train system is quite extensive and useful for … Read More

Italian Dinner Party Menu complete with Recipes for Easy Entertaining

Here is a classic Italian dinner party menu plan. An antipasto platter, zucchini flowers, tortellini with sage and butter, herb-crumbed fish and tiramisu. Planning an upcoming dinner party?  Why not plan a full-on, traditional Italian dinner party with these easy to make recipes? And who doesn’t like Italian? Italian cuisine is also much simpler than some other cuisines, meaning less preparation time. In a nutshell it’s a safe choice and this Italian Dinner Party Menu Plan complete with recipes and … Read More

Modena Market Porcini Mushroom Risotto with Truffle Oil

I’m guessing most people would agree the second most popular dish from Italy after pasta, is risotto.  A porcini mushroom risotto with truffle oil ticks all the boxes.  Easy to make, gourmet ingredients and a great taste. Fresh Truffles I have been lucky enough to have fresh truffles twice.  Once was because my sister in law won a silent auction with the prize being a special (truffle) degustation dinner party at a well-known, Italian restaurant in Melbourne.  I was lucky … Read More

Italian Wine, Grappa and Tiramisu: Unwinding in Veneto

Italian Wine, Grappa and Tiramisu: Unwinding in Veneto After a long day of sightseeing, it’s time to unwind, Italian style. Here are three classic Italian ways to unwind: Italian Wine, Grappa and Tiramisu. Starting at about 5:30 or 6 pm, most Italians can be found at their local, or a friend’s house, for an aperitivo. In Veneto, home to many fine food and drink products, an aperitivo or accompaniment to dinner usually consists of one of the following drinks, all … Read More

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