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Prosecco Van

Prosecco Van Everyone has heard of the ice cream truck and you may have also heard of the cannoli cart,(video for cannoli cart is here)  but here comes the prosecco van!  This London based company tours the UK selling Italian prosecco on tap.  If you’re hosting a party, wedding or any kind of event, this […]

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Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut Pizza Hut went to Sorrento, Italy, to have local Italians try its different pizzas served at Pizza Hut.  What happens when the old fashioned Italians tasted it?  Well, you can probably guess…..  Here’s a funny commercial created by Pizza Hut to promote their food.  However, I’m not too sure it did a good […]

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World’s Best Restaurant 2018

World’s Best Restaurant 2018 Osteria Francescana has done it again!  It has been named the world’s best restaurant for 2018.  Owned and run by chef Massimo Bottura, this restaurant in Modena Italy was also named the world’s best restaurant for 2016 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Currently, there is a 4 month waiting list […]

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Italian Greetings

Italian Greetings There are many Italian greetings which can be used but they vary depending upon the time of day and who you are greeting.  For example, a greeting used when entering or leaving a store is different from how you may say hello to a friend or to someone in a very formal situation. […]

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Limoncello Spritz

Limoncello Spritz If you like limoncello, you will love this limoncello spritz!  While limoncello is normally an after dinner drink, this spritz is light, refreshing and a perfect summer cocktail.  Just add vodka and soda water to your favorite limoncello.  If  you want to make your own limoncello, a great recipe I use all the […]

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A glass of wine a day………

A glass of wine a day………  Good news for wine lovers!  If you like wine, here are some more reasons to lift your glass and toast! As this video explains, a nightly glass of wine definitely supports a healthy lifestyle.  Drinking wine in moderation has an abundance of positive effects on the mind and body. […]

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How to tell if wine is bad

How to tell if wine is bad Obviously the easiest way to tell if wine has gone bad is to taste it.  You will immediately know. This taste test is offered in restaurants but what if you are in a wine shop and you can’t taste the wine? This video shows some quick tips on […]

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Feast Day of San Giovanni

Feast Day of San Giovanni June 24th marks the day of the annual celebration of Florence’s Patron, San Giovanni.   This public holiday in Florence is filled with a series of spectacular events throughout the day to honor the city’s heavenly protector.  St. John the Baptist, to whom Florence’s baptistry is dedicated, is also the […]

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Italian traits

Italian traits  Italian Culture can be very different from English speaking cultures.  This video lists 5 Italian traits and explains how they are different from English speaking cultures.  The Italian traits covered in this video include directness, rule bending spontaneity, liberal and family bonds.  Video from youtube  

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Easter eggs of Italy

Easter eggs of Italy Chocolate Easter eggs are an important part of celebrating Easter in Italy.  Perugina best known for Baci, the famous kiss, produces millions of chocolate eggs that are sent all over the world.  This video shows a look at their factory and and the surprise gifts the eggs contain. Some eggs produced […]

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