A famous Prosciutto

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.


There is currently a very attractive advert on television which is accompanied by a sweet melody,

“Le stelle sono tante milioni di milioni, la stella di Negroni vuol dire qualità”

which is sung beautifully by Enrico Ruggeri. The song has been adapted from the original and was initially made famous by Francesco De Gregori.

People fondly remember the jingle because of the nostalgia they fell as it was also used  a long time ago in adverts,  here is a vintage advert spot by Negroni:

The singer Enrico Ruggeri ends the spot saying “Se è Negroni si sente” to emphasize that their quality is unmistakable

Certainly we love it! You can use their product for a quick panino or for a more complicated recipe to enjoy with your family – whichever way you decide to eat it, you’ll also find it to be delicious!

Here is the actual current ongoing TV advert:

We are fan of the singer too ( soon more info about him 🙂 )

Samira Francesca and Happy Dog Team



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Pane di Altamura

Altamura Bread: Pane di Altamura

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

Summer Food…Cheese?


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

Apropos of freshness on a hot summer’s day

Here are some exquisite granita “I Nevaroli dell’Etna”

Granita su Stecco
Delicious Granita

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

Il Cenone: The Italian New Year’s Eve meal

Happy New Year – Auguri Buon Anno!

We hope you enjoyed your New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Now we take you with us and tell you about an Italian NYE custom. This is not specific to one area, as usual there are regional variations and we will share with you some of these in other posts. Continue reading