Making Reservations in Italian

If you are dining in Italy, you are bound to be making reservations in Italian. In fact, making reservations is a necessity in order to secure a table at your preferred time and restaurant in many establishments. Making a reservation in another language, especially over the phone, can be quite intimidating. Many times the person […]

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Thoughts from Italy- Another Possible Lockdown?

The world watched as Italy went through it’s lockdown in March learning what was coming their way and now, Here we go again….. We all know it’s nearing and no matter how much we don’t want to believe another lockdown could happen again in Italy, the signs are all present that it will. We see the […]

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Italian words related to Tourism

Tourism or turismo in Italian are important and useful words to know when vacationing in Italy. This video is courtesy of Italian Made Easy. Manu Venditti, 100% born and bred Italian, polyglot is a real Italian teacher with over 20 years of experience teaching Italian to English speakers. With students from all parts of the world, […]

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Cannoli Cheesecake Bites

Cannoli Cheesecake bites are easy to make and pop in your mouth. Make a lot because they will be gone before you know it. Recipe courtesy of Snappy Gourmet Ingredients 1 1/2 cups waffle cone crumbs (about 10-12 cones) 5 Tablespoons butter melted 8 ounces ricotta cheese room temperature (full fat preferably) 8 ounces mascarpone cheese room temperature (full fat preferably) 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon fresh […]

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New Restrictions in Italy effective 10/26

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte signed a dpcm listing new restrictions in Italy effective 10/26. Restaurants and bars must close daily at 6 pm. No more than 4 people who do not cohabit together can sit at the same table. After 6 pm it is not possible to consume food or drinks in public places. Home […]

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Torta Paradiso

Torta Paradiso or Italian Paradise Cake is a soft and light sponge cake flavored with a touch of lemon zest and vanilla. This recipe is courtesy of Cooking with Manuela. INGREDIENTS: YIELD:  a 9×13 inch (23×33 cm) cake cut into 12 bars 4 eggs, divided  1 cup (200 gr) sugar  1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 […]

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Italian Churches Quiz

There is an abundance of Italian churches throughout Italy. If you are a traveler in Italy, you will surely recognize these churches. In Italian, you may hear the words, chiesa, basilica, cattedrale and duomo used to mean church. Here’s a fun Italian Churches Quiz to test your knowledge of the location of the churches. Remember […]

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Twists On Classic Italian Dishes

Some people might think twists on Classic Italian Dishes? Why change up a classic Italian dish? Well, many Italian American dishes we all know and love in American are in fact, NOT classic Italian dishes in Italy. Some favorite and common Italian American dishes eaten in American do not in fact exist in Italy. Some […]

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Mulled Wine ( Vin Brulé )

Mulled Wine or Vin Brulé is a popular winter drink in Italy especially around the holidays. This mulled wine is commonly served at Christmas markets in Italy. At Markets in Italy, this mulled wine is often served with a shot of brandy or rum. Guaranteed to keep you warm on a cold night, it’s also […]

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Canederli

Canederli are large bread crumb dumplings that are typically found in the northern region of Trentino. This Canederli recipe is courtesy of Pasta Grannies. Below are the ingredients and the follow along video recipe. Ingredients for 8 320g white bread, several days old (usually bread rolls) 25g butter 1 onion chopped water – start with […]

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