100% Italian

Maccheroni

Maccheroni

Some History If italian pasta (pastasciutta) needed a second name, it would certainly be “maccheroni“….

Italian Cheeses

The Families of Italian Cheeses Given the huge variety of the products, a unique, general…

Bust-a-myth

spaghetti bolognese

Spaghetti bolognese

To an Italian native it is unsettling and fascinating how most of the so-called “Italian…

Games

Ruzzola

In Italian, the word ‘ruzzola’ comes from the verb ‘ruzzolare’, or ‘to roll’. The game…

Piastre

When it comes to Italy, traditions tend to have seriously ancient origins. The game of…

Media

National holidays

Pasquetta picnic

Pasquetta

First things first, Pasquetta is not the same thing all over Italy. In Genova and…

Tongue twisters

But where are the bees?

This tongue twister isn’t especially difficult to pronounce (well, it is for the ‘ö’, which…