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Top 10 Regional Italian Dishes

Top 10 Regional Italian Dishes If you are traveling in Italy, here are the top 10 regional Italian dishes you must try according to Mojo Travels.  Locations covered in this video include Puglia, Umbria, Abruzzo, Trentino Alto Adige, Emilia Romagna, Sicily, Lombardy, Tuscany, Lazio and Campania.  See if you can guess the foods of each […]

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Easy Focaccia Bread Recipe

Easy Focaccia Bread Recipe  Focaccia is an easy bread to make and you can add many different toppings.  It’s a great on the go snack, or the perfect compliment to many meals.  Here’s a recipe with olives, rosemary and sea salt courtesy of cook, bake and taste. – 600g bread flour – 400ml warm water […]

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How To Start an Herb Garden

How To Start an Herb Garden If you don’t already have an herb garden or haven’t had much success with it, here’s a video which will walk you through the process of starting your own garden.  Think fresh herbs such as oregano, parsley, basil and more! Video from youtube Italy is a dream that keeps […]

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Hand Gestures

Hand Gestures We’ve all seen videos on Italian hand gestures, but I thought this video added a few new ones. This video by Vincenzo’s Plate is also entertaining and gives a good explanation for each gesture and how facial expressions come into play. Hand gestures in this video include, I’m hungry, I’m full, What do […]

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Matera – European Capital of Culture

Matera Matera has been named 2019’s European Capital of Culture.  Matera is located in southern Italy in the region of Basilicata. The Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Matera will be hosting a number of extraordinary events to celebrate being the capital of culture for 2019. […]

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Sambuca, Sicily Homes for 1 Euro

Sambuca, Sicily Homes for 1 Euro Sambuca is a hilltop town in Sicily wherein you can currently buy a home for 1 Euro.  Many other Italian towns have offered homes for sale at or near this price in the hopes of reviving their villages.  As you may have seen from other minimal cost homes sold […]

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Crab and Prosecco Linguine

Crab and Prosecco Linguine Here’s an easy and delicious recipe for crab and prosecco linguine.  What’s even better is that this video shows it being made in beautiful Venice.  Enjoy!  Video courtesy of itv Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life – Anna Akhmatova

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Handmade Egg Pasta

Handmade Egg Pasta Here’s a handmade egg pasta recipe and a video which shows how to shape it 9 ways. Ingredients 500 grams  00 Flour (Italian) or All-Purpose Flour 5 Eggs (large, room temperature) Mixing and Kneading the Egg Pasta Dough: Weigh 500 grams of 00 Flour and place onto the wooden board or work […]

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Halloween Vocabulary

Halloween Vocabulary Halloween in Italy is not traditionally celebrated as in the United States. Italy celebrates All Saints’ Day which is a public holiday on November 1st.  In recent years, the Halloween custom has been acquired by Italy wherein children dress in costumes.  Also, many business display halloween related decorations and treats such Halloween related […]

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All Saint’s Day

All Saint’s Day All Saint’s Day or Festa di Tutti I Sant or Ognissanti, is a religious and official national holiday in Italy celebrating Catholic saints.  Schools are closed and many businesses are closed.  Here’s a video explaining some of the traditions of this holiday in Italy.  Video from youtube

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