If we say prosciutto or pancetta you all know what we are talking about, but have you ever heard Negroni? It’s one of the best charcuterie brands in Italy (it is also a popular cocktail but that is for another time). The brand is not only confined to Italy, some of their exquisite prosciutto can also be found abroad, most likely you will have seen the Parma ham sold in small quantities.
Pane di Altamura is made in the town of Altamura, also known as “Città del Pane”, and dates back to before 37 BC. Altamura is located in the Southeast of Italy in the province of Bari, Apulia (Puglia). There are over 350 different breads recognised in Italy, which is not surprising as it is the backbone to all Italian meals and the first thing put on the table, this is one of the most famous recipes. Continue reading →
The third prayer in this section is The Hail Mary or Ave Maria as it is called in latin. It is a Prayer to the Virgin Mary, giving salutations and asking for her Intercession. The Prayer is based on a greeting from the Angel Gabriel to Mary when he was delivering the message to inform her that she was bearing the Messiah. Continue reading →
Dylan Dog is a long running Italian comic strip, about a Supernatural Investigator (Indagatore dell’incubo – Nightmare Investigator) living and working in a horror infused world of London.
The comic was created by Tiziano Sclavi and has been running since 1986. The character was initially drawn to look like the English Actor: Rupert Everett, with his name inspired by the Famous Welsh Poet: Dylan Thomas (known for “Under Milk Wood” and amongst others, a collection of short stories titled “Portrait of the Artist of a Young Dog” – which is possibly where the inspiration for his last name is taken too). Continue reading →
Continuing the summer food posts, everyone thinks about Gelato and Granita during summer but they are not the only food to enjoy in summer in Italy. Fontina Cheese (La Fontina formaggio) is a cow’s milk cheese where, although obtained all year round, the best is produced during the summer when the cows are allowed to graze at a higher altitude in the mountains. Continue reading →
Here are some exquisite granita “I Nevaroli dell’Etna”
These have been made with years of experience and research following the Sicilian tradition of crafting Granita. This new company has been able to recreate the antique taste so the whole world can enjoy. Continue reading →