From Italy with love: Italian gift ideas

From Italy with love Italian gift ideas

Christmas is approaching fast. Have you already bought all the gifts for your family and friends? No? Then here are a few Italian gift ideas among which you can choose. FOOD Italy produces tons and tons of good food. However, for people living abroad it’s sometimes difficult to find authentic Italian food in shops or stores – by the way, do you know how to recognize fake Italian food? Anyway, thanks to online shops part of this problem can be solved. Let’s see some typical Italian food you can buy online without worries. Panettone: is a traditional Italian cake that…

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Typical Italian chocolates

Typical Italian chocolates

Chocolate is one of the things I love most. Especially dark chocolate. It satisfies my brain in a way no other food does. If you too are a chocolate addict lover, there are good news. Indeed, research has found out that thanks to the high number of flavonoids dark chocolate contains, it helps reducing the risk of both irregular heartbeat and diabetes. Dark chocolate, however, seems to have good effects also on our brain. Indeed, it enhances neuroplasticity and helps memorizing new things. However, research found out that to see such effects, we should eat chocolate that contains at least…

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Three typical Italian biscuits

Three typical Italian biscuits

Italian cooking has many delicious dishes which are made with fresh ingredients. You can find lasagna, agnolotti, mushroom risotto, scaloppini, brasato, sea beam, etc. For those of you who are particularly gluttonous of sweets and desserts, Italy has also a large list of cakes and biscuits you can taste or cook. In this article, I’m going to introduce you to some typical Italian biscuits that you can cook at home and startle your friends and family. 1. TEGOLE D’AOSTA The tegole d’Aosta, literally Aosta’s tile, are one of the typical Italian biscuits produced in the Italian region Valle d’Aosta. They…

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Do you know which Italian coffee to order in Italy?

Italian coffee

If you’ve never been to Italy, you might have heard that ordering a coffee in Italy can be challenging. This is not because Italian is a difficult language to master, but because in Italian cafes – called bar – you can find several different types of coffee. So, knowing them can definitely make the difference between getting what you expected and a big surprise. So, if you want to prepare yourself for a trip to Italy, in this article I’m going to explain 16 types of coffee that you can order in Italy. 1. CAFFE’ In Italy, if you order…

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Ordering food in Italian – In an Italian café

Ordering food in Italian

Cafès are one of the most popular places in Italy. There you can find everything you need for a perfect Italian breakfast such as coffee, cappuccino, tea and infusions, croissants, biscuits, muffins, etc. However, you can find also something to eat for lunch and even for your aperitivo. Indeed, many Italian cafés offer sandwiches, salads, some cold – and sometimes even hot – dishes, wine, liquors, and so on. If you come to Italy I’m pretty sure that sooner or later – usually sooner – you’ll enter an Italian café. So, it’s important that you know some basic Italian sentences…

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